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News & Notes about the A's Upcoming Homestand

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 7:05 P.M., CSNCA

  • National Anthem: Music Matters
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Auction, behind section 217

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 7:05 P.M., CSNCA

  • Chevy Free Parking Tuesday
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Roberto Clemente Award, presented to A's relief pitcher Sean Doolittle
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Men's Wearhouse Double Play check presentation
  • National Anthem: Pacific Boys Choir
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Auction, behind section 217

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 12:35 P.M., CSNCA

  • BART $2 Wednesday
  • Food Bank Wednesday
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Dave Stewart Community Service Award, presented to A's relief pitcher Sean Doolittle
  • Little A's program, presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo and Clorox
  • National Anthem: Ann Lucena
  • Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Auction, behind section 217

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, MINNESOTA TWINS, 7:05 P.M., CSNCA

  • CAPCOM Throwback Thursday
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Bill King Scholarship Award
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Catfish Hunter Award
  • National Anthem: Contra Costa Children's Choir
  • Green Stampede Homework Club

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, MINNESOTA TWINS, 7:05 P.M., CSNCA

  • Star Wars Fireworks Night, presented by Majestic
  • XFINITY Friday Family Pack
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for Yoenis Céspedes batting practice
  • Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors to take over @Athletics Twitter and join the A's TV broadcast team
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Sims Recycling Solutions Check Presentation
  • First Pitch: Triple Purple Heart Marine Veteran Kurtis Foster, on behalf of Merrill Lynch
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • National Anthem: Los Medanos Concert BandSims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, MINNESOTA TWINS, 1:05 P.M., CSNCA

  • Oaktoberfest, presented by Saag's
  • Giveaway: Oaktoberfest Steins, presented by Saag's (10,000 fans)
  • Fan Appreciation Weekend, Day 1
  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • Pre-Game Presentation: State Farm "Pitch In Award"
  • National Anthem: Piedmont Choir
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, with partner San Francisco Chapter Special Spaces, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, MINNESOTA TWINS, 1:05 P.M., CSNCA

  • Giveaway: A's Team Photo, presented by Kingsford Capital Management (10,000 fans)
  • Fan Appreciation Weekend, Day 2
  • Ken Korach book signing in the Bar & Grille, from noon-12:30 p.m.
  • National Anthem: Alix Bloom
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Barons Player of the Month
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, with silent auction partner American Tinnitus Foundation, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

 
Promotions & Special Events

Star Wars Fireworks Night, presented by Majestic: On Friday, Sept. 20, the A's will host Star Wars Fireworks Night, presented by Majestic. Star Wars characters will be roaming the ballpark throughout the game, and fans who purchased a special ticket package will receive a limited edition Star Wars T-shirt, while supplies last.

Oaktoberfest, presented by Saag's: On Saturday, Sept. 21, Oaktoberfest presented by Saag's will be held at O.co Coliseum, with specialty beers available throughout the ballpark. In addition, 10,000 fans will receive an Oaktoberfest stein courtesy of Saag's, and German-themed entertainment will take place throughout the game.

Fan Appreciation Weekend: On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, the A's will honor their fans on the last regular season home weekend of the 2013 campaign. Fans will be chosen to participate in events throughout the weekend, including the Lipton Steal-A-Base promotion and being a guest P.A. announcer. On Sunday, Sept. 22, 10,000 fans will receive an A's team photo, presented by Kingsford Capital Management.

Steph Curry Twitter Takeover: Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry will attend the game on Friday, Sept. 20. During the game, Curry will take over the A's Twitter feed, @Athletics, for a half inning. He will also visit the TV booth with Ray Fosse and Glen Kuiper during a half inning on Comcast Sportsnet California.

Ken Korach "Holy Toledo" Book Signing: Prior to the game on Sunday, Sept. 22, A's radio broadcaster Ken Korach will be signing his new book on the life of longtime Bay Area play-by-play icon Bill King, "Holy Toledo - Lessons from Bill King: Renaissance Man of the Mic." Korach will sign purchased copies of the book in the Bar & Grille for 30 minutes beginning at noon.

Community Relations

Roberto Clemente Award Nominee: A's pitcher Sean Doolittle will be recognized as the A's nominee for the national 2013 Roberto Clemente Award during an on-field ceremony prior to game Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Roberto Clemente Award, sponsored by Chevrolet, recognizes the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contribution to their team. During his time with the A's, Doolittle has been involved with numerous charitable organizations, including Freedom Alliance and the A's Community Fund. Along with the rest of the A's bullpen, Doolittle founded the A's Relief program-which honors one local hero per month in an on-field ceremony-and has also recorded public service announcements for GovX, the first online verification ticketing service for U.S. military and government first responders.

Dave Stewart Community Service Award: A's relief pitcher Sean Doolittle has been named the recipient of the 2013 Dave Stewart Community Service Award, which is given annually to an A's player in recognition of charitable contributions throughout Northern California and across the nation. Stewart will present Doolittle with the award prior to the game on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in a special on-field ceremony.

Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award: The A's will present the 10th Annual Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award on Thursday, Sept. 19 prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins. Voted on by A's players, the award honors an A's player whose play on the field and conduct in the clubhouse best exemplifies the competitive, inspirational and courageous spirit of the Hall of Fame pitcher. This year's winner will be announced earlier in the day on Sept. 19.

Bill King College Scholarship: Prior to the game on Thursday, Sept. 19, the A's Community Fund will present a check for $3,000 to Melody Gonzales, a senior journalism major at San Jose State University, as the winner of the Bill King Scholarship. Melody carries a 3.8 GPA, and is pursuing a career in broadcast news after completing an internship at NBC Bay Area. The Bill King Scholarship was established in 2006 to award a scholarship to a Bay Area college student majoring in broadcasting or journalism, in memory of the legendary broadcaster Bill King, who served as the play-by-play voice of the A's for 25 seasons before passing away in October of 2005.

Little A's: On Wednesday, Sept. 18, as part of the Little A's program, deserving youth and their chaperones of non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a Bank of America souvenir and child-admission pass to the Oakland Zoo. The Little A's program is presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo and Clorox.

Green Stampede Homework Club: On select games throughout the season, 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.

A's Community Fund Silent Auctions: Every Saturday and Sunday home game, the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. In addition, Bill King "Holy Toledo" patches and pins will be available throughout the homestand at the silent auction table. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the 5th inning.

State Farm Pitch In Award: State Farm's 18,000 agents across the nation take pride in their "pitch in" spirit, doing all they can to get you to a better state. Prior to six A's games, including Sept. 21, a local State Farm agent will join an A's player or coach in recognizing local individuals and organizations with the State Farm Pitch In Award as a thank you for their efforts to make the community better.

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Auction: From Sept. 16-18, the MLBPAA will be at O.co Coliseum behind Section 217 to auction off memorabilia signed by Major League Baseball alumni. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the A's Community Fund.

Sims Recycling Solutions Check Presentation: Prior to the Sept. 20 game, Sims Recycling Solutions will present a check to the A's Community Fund in conjunction with the "Used Phone Recycling Program."

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