The A's Community Fund supports charitable organizations in their efforts to improve educational programs, aid the underprivileged, assist in crime and drug prevention and service children, seniors, and those who work to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. The Community Fund believes in the need to invest in the community's future. The best way to make this investment is through programs and donations that support youth and the community as a whole.
The A's Community Fund donates over $500,000 annually to various charitable organizations in the form of tickets, autographed memorabilia and monetary donations. The A's help fundraise for charities through Special Events such as the A's Community Fund Golf Tournament, Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Mathletics Math Program, Baseball: 101 Clinics, and Root Beer Float Day. These events, as well as other educational and baseball programs listed below, are ideal opportunities for our Corporate Partners to get involved in the Community while simultaneously receiving brand exposure and association with the specific cause.
Reaching over 13,000 students in over 75 Bay Area schools, teachers and administrators enroll in this program to promote the importance of literacy and to encourage reading in the classroom. Students who achieve their goals receive free A's giveaways or a visit to their school from an A's player, coach, front office employee, or A's mascot Stomper.
This program consists of mathematics workbooks for students in grades 1-8, using baseball statistics and formulas. Children who complete the workbook receive tickets to Mathletics Day at an A's game. Since the program's inception in 2003, over 200,000 Bay Area and Northern California students have participated.
Before select A's home games, teachers and volunteers from local schools offer tutoring for at-risk students at the Coliseum. Students who attend the study group are rewarded with tickets to that night's game. A's players and coaches join the group for a question and answer session and autographs once a season.
Every Sunday home game the A's select a youth baseball or softball team to join the Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem. Each participant receives an autographed baseball.