OAKLAND, Calif. -The Oakland Athletics raised over $29,000 at today's 12th Annual A's MUG Root Beer Float Day with all proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since 2003, the A's have raised over $329,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through MUG Root Beer Float Day.
A's players, coaches and broadcasters, along with Bay Area radio and television personalities and local newspaper reporters served MUG Root Beer and Orange Crush floats in the Eastside Club this morning. Proceeds were raised through the sale of floats, tips given in exchange for autographs and pictures 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 is donated by Dreyer's.