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News & Notes About the A's Upcoming Homestand

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TUESDAY, JUNE 11................................... NEW YORK YANKEES............................ 7:05 P.M....................... CSNCA

  • 95.7 The GAME "Bucher & Towny" & A's Dugout Shows, Gate D, 3-6:30 p.m.
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Valor Games
  • Live National Anthem: Solano High School
  • MLBAA Auction, Section 218
  • NesQuik exit sampling, outside Gate D

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12............................. NEW YORK YANKEES............................ 7:05 P.M....................... CSNCA

  • BART $2 Wednesday
  • 95.7 The GAME "Bucher & Towny" & A's Dugout Shows, Gate D, 3-6:30 p.m.
  • Live National Anthem: Grace Leer
  • Color Guard: United States Navy
  • MLBAA Auction, Section 218

THURSDAY, JUNE 13................................ NEW YORK YANKEES........................... 12:35 P.M....................... CSNCA

  • CAPCOM Throwback Thursday
  • 95.7 The GAME "O'Connell & Steinmetz" & A's Dugout Shows, Gate D, 10-12:30 p.m.
  • Pre-Game Ceremony: A's to honor Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, as part of his final visit to O.co Coliseum
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Baron's Player of the Month
  • Live National Anthem: Keith Varon
  • MLBAA Auction, Section 218

FRIDAY, JUNE 14...................................... SEATTLE MARINERS.............................. 7:05 P.M....................... CSNCA

  • Superhero Themed Fireworks, presented by Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • XFINITY Friday Family Pack
  • Live National Anthem: American High School
  • A's reliever Sean Doolittle visits with veterans from VA Palo Alto Health Care System (after batting practice)
  • Green Stampede Homework Club player visit, Eastside Club Conference Room (after batting practice)
  • Wounded Warriors Flag Raising
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120
  • NesQuik exit sampling, outside Gate D

SATURDAY, JUNE 15................................ SEATTLE MARINERS.............................. 7:05 P.M............................ FOX

  • A's BeerFest, Eastside Club, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • Chevrolet Coaches Clinic, on the field, 10-12 p.m.
  • Ceremonial First Pitch & Pre-Game Presentation: U.S. Army
  • Live National Anthem: Emily Shrader
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SUNDAY, JUNE 16..................................... SEATTLE MARINERS.............................. 7:05 P.M....................... CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Grant Balfour Ragin' Gnome, presented by Majestic
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: Will MacNeil, fan who started 'Balfour Rage' in right field bleachers
  • Live National Anthem: Allie Richter
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120, with partner Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120
  • Post-Game Race Around the Bases, sponsored by Chevrolet

**For additional information about the promotions or events listed above, please visit www.oaklandathletics.com**

Promotions & Special Events

Ceremonial First Pitch:   On Tuesday, June 11, Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the A's vs. Yankees game. Barnes, who was selected seventh overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in 81 regular season contests in his first season with the Warriors. He was named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team.

Superhero Themed Fireworks: The A's second fireworks show of the season is on Friday, June 14. This special show, set to superhero theme songs, is presented by Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times. Fans will be invited down to the field to watch the show from the outfield grass.

A's BeerFest: The 17th annual Oakland A's Beer Festival is on Saturday, June 15. This pregame event will be held in the Eastside Club from 2:15-4:15 p.m. Fans can enjoy tastings from over 30 different microbreweries and live music from Bay Area cover band Pop Rocks. Admission to A's BeerFest is free with a game ticket. A commemorative pilsner glass and two tastings will be available for $10.

Grant Balfour Ragin' Gnome: On Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 10,000 fans will receive a Grant Balfour Ragin' gnome, courtesy of Majestic.

Community Relations

Green Stampede Homework Club: On Friday, June 14, elementary school students will visit O.co Coliseum to receive help with their homework from tutors and aids. An A's player will visit and sign autographs for the students as a way to congratulate them for their hard work. After the students have finished their homework, they are able to sit in the stands and watch the game.

Take the Field with the A's: The Take the Field with the A's program gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. On Sunday, June 16, youth players will join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem. Each participant receives an autographed baseball and t-shirt, courtesy of the A's Community Fund.

Race Around the Bases: After every Sunday day game, children 14 and under are invited to run the same bases that the Oakland A's do. A's mascot Stomper is present to cheer the participants. The Race Around the Bases program is driven by Chevrolet.

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