The 2013 Oakland A's Community Fund Golf Classic, will be held at Round Hill Country Club in Alamo on Thursday, June 27. Current and former A's players attended the event, which raised funds for the A's Community Fund through the tournament, and silent and live auctions. For questions about sponsorship packages please contact Detra Paige at 510-563-2241.
The Oakland Athletics raised over $24,000 at the 13th Annual A's MUG Root Beer Float Day on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. All proceeds benefitted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since 2003, the A's have raised over $353,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through MUG Root Beer Float Day.
A's players, coaches, and broadcasters, along with local and national personalities and celebrities served MUG Root Beer and Orange Crush floats in the Eastside Club. Proceeds were raised through the sale of floats, tips given in exchange for autographs and photos with the celebrity scoopers, the sale of autographed mugs, and a silent auction of sports memorabilia.
MUG Root Beer Float Day is sponsored by Pepsi. The ice cream for the event was donated by Dreyer's.
The next MUG Root Beer Float Day is Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
The Oakland Athletics today raised $53,600 on A's Breast Cancer Awareness Day with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Over the past 14 years, this event has raised more than $1.25 million for breast cancer education and research.
Funds were raised through the sale of special ticket packages, commemorative pins, hats, pink jerseys, heart ribbon pendants, an A's autographed quilt raffle, and fan and sponsor support.
Pre-game ceremonies featured over 500 Bay Area breast cancer survivors forming a symbolic human ribbon on the field in dedication of hope and survival, and the release of white doves as a symbol of hope.
In addition, as a part of "A Gift of Faith" grant, the A's donate $5,000 annually to a local charity in memory of longtime KTVU Channel 2 reporter, the late Faith Fancher. This year's grant and award was presented to the Friends of Faith organization.
The 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Day will be on Sunday, September 1.
The 2012 A's Holiday Party included an animal presentation in the Wildlife Theater by the Oakland Zoo, lunch for the children courtesy of Round Table Pizza, plus face painters, arts and crafts, and a visit by the A's mascot Stomper. The players signed autographs and posed for pictures as the children enjoyed lunch. Each child received a wrapped gift, compliments of Good Tidings Foundation.
Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and select weekday games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring both signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auction is located in the A's Fan Center behind section 120 and ends with the last out in the bottom of the 5th inning.
This season, various charity groups received a portion of the more than $50,000 raised as silent auction partners.
Proceeds from the auction benefit the A's Community Fund and various other local charities. Purchased items are tax deductible.