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News and Notes About the A's Upcoming Homestand

The first-place Oakland A's, sporting the American League's best record at 39-26, return home Friday evening for a 10-game homestand which includes a farewell to Yankees legend Derek Jeter, division matchup with the Texas Rangers, and the season's only visit by the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

The homestand opens with the Yankees vs. A's Series driven by Chevy Silverado (June 13-15). Friday's series opener is Super Mario Bros. Fireworks Night, driven by Chevrolet, where fans can watch the fireworks show from the field after the game (space is limited). On Sunday, the A's will honor future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter before his final regular season game in Oakland.

A three-game series with the rival Texas Rangers (June 16-18) is sandwiched between the Yankees series and a four-game set with the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox (June 19-22). The Red Sox series features the return of Petaluma native Jonny Gomes, Woodland native Dustin Pedroia and perennial All-Star David Ortiz. The Red Sox series and the 10-game homestand come to a close on Sunday, June 22, with the Coco Crisp Garden Gnome giveaway to 20,000 fans presented by Grant Thornton LLP.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13 - NEW YORK YANKEES - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Super Mario Bros. Fireworks Night driven by Chevrolet
  • Game 1, Yankees vs. A's Series driven by Chevy Silverado  
  • XFINITY Friday Family Pack (sold out)
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for Athletics batting practice
  • National Anthem: Matt King
  • First Pitch: Chevrolet representative
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 - NEW YORK YANKEES - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Game 2, Yankees vs. A's Series driven by Chevy Silverado
  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • National Anthem: Pacific Boy Choir
  • Pre-Game Presentation: US Army
  • Chevy National Truck Tour (Lot A)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 (Father's Day) - NEW YORK YANKEES - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Game 3, Yankees vs. A's Series driven by Chevy Silverado
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Salute to Derek Jeter
  • National Anthem: Taylor Jones
  • Majestic Father's Day Prize Package
  • Father's Day Catch on the Field, special ticket required (Sold Out)
  • Chevy National Truck Tour (Lot A)
  • Post-Game Race Around the Bases, driven by Chevrolet
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, with partner Prostate Cancer Foundation, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

MONDAY, JUNE 16 - TEXAS RANGERS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • National Anthem: American High School
  • First Pitch: John Lund, 95.7 FM The Game
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team
  • Green Stampede Homework Club

TUESDAY, JUNE 17 - TEXAS RANGERS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Free Parking Tuesday, driven by Chevrolet
  • First Pitch: Advantel representative
  • National Anthem: Hercules High School
  • Pre-Game Presentation: "Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" recognition
  • A's Amigos program with City of Oakland-Manzanita Recreation Center
  • Green Stampede Homework Club

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 - TEXAS RANGERS - 12:35 P.M. - CSNCA

  • BART $2 Wednesday ($2 tickets sold out)
  • National Anthem: Teana Boston
  • First Pitch: Rob Reiner
  • Little A's program, presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo and Clorox
  • Senior Days
  • Food Bank Wednesday
  • Pre-Game Presentation: BART Rider of the Game            

THURSDAY, JUNE 19 - BOSTON RED SOX - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Patelco Throwback Thursday (5,000 fans receive a commemorative scorecard and Rube Waddell button)
  • National Anthem: Liberty High School      
  • First Pitch: Fremont Bank representative

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 - BOSTON RED SOX - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • XFINITY Friday Family Pack
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for Athletics batting practice
  • National Anthem: San Francisco Girls Chorus
  • First Pitch: Anheuser-Busch representative
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 - BOSTON RED SOX - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • National Anthem: Cynthia Anderson
  • Take the Field with the A's program, presented by Wells Fargo
  • A's Community Fund Bowling Bash (post-game, closed to the public)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SUNDAY, JUNE 22 - BOSTON RED SOX - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Coco Crisp Garden Gnome, presented by Grant Thornton LLP (20,000 fans)
  • Pre-Game Presentation: BARONS Diamond Player Award
  • "Salute to Service Sunday," presented by GovX
  • National Anthem: Keith Varon
  • First Pitch: Jeff Pera, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Take the Field with the A's program, presented by Wells Fargo
  • Post-Game Race Around the Bases, driven by Chevrolet
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

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

Promotions & Special Events
A's vs. Yankees Series, driven by Chevy Silverado: From Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15, the A's play host to the New York Yankees in a three-game series. This will be the Yankees' lone trip to Oakland this season, and the A's will honor the career of legendary Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter prior to the game on Sunday, June 15.

Super Mario Bros. Fireworks Night, presented by Chevrolet: On Friday, June 13, fans will dress up as Mario Bros. characters and enjoy post-game fireworks to honor one of the most recognizable video games ever. There will be Mario Bros.-themed music during the fireworks, and fans can enjoy the show from the outfield grass (space permitting).

Chevy National Truck Tour: On Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, Chevrolet will be displaying their full Chevy Trucks lineup-including the all-new Silverado-in Lot A of the O.Co Coliseum parking lot. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in different activities to see how Chevrolet measures up against the competition.

Patelco Throwback Thursday: On Thursday, June 19, 5,000 fans will receive a commemorative scorecard and Rube Waddell throwback button as part of Patelco Credit Union's Throwback Thursday. This is the third of the seven-game button giveaway, featuring various characters from the A's colorful history.

Coco Crisp Garden Gnome Giveaway: On Sunday, June 22, 20,000 fans will receive a Coco Crisp Garden Gnome, presented by Grant Thornton LLP. Take your very own gnome home with you as the homestand comes to a close with a 1:05 p.m. game against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Majestic Father's Day Prize Package: On Father's Day, 12 grand prize winners of an A's Father's Day Prize Package courtesy of Majestic will get a VIP experience at the A's vs. Yankees game. The winners each receive two tickets to the game, a $50 Sports Authority gift card, the opportunity to play catch on the field, and a Majestic prize package.

Community Relations
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. 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 fifth inning.

Little A's: On Wednesday, June 18, deserving youth and their chaperones of non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge as part of the Little A's program. 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.

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. Throughout the homestand, local little leaguers will join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem. Each participant receives an autographed baseball and t-shirt, courtesy of Wells Fargo.

A's Amigos:  On Tuesday, June 17, an A's player will visit with Spanish-speaking children from City of Oakland-Manzanita Recreation Center as part of the A's Amigos program. In addition to the pre-game chat, each child will receive a game ticket and an A's hat. A's Amigos is supported by Kelly-Moore Paints and XFINITY.

Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team: The Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team was formed in 1996 and is a partnership established by the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose Sharks. The team consists of seven student-athletes, with each award recipient earning a $3,000 scholarship and recognition at various events, including the A's vs. Rangers game on June 16.

 

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