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08/14/2012 3:14 PM EST

Nonito Donaire to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch Aug. 17

IBF/WBA Super Bantamweight Champion “The Filipino Flash” will be at A’s Filipino Heritage Night

WHAT: Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch on A’s Filipino Heritage Night

On Friday, Aug. 17, IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the A’s vs. Cleveland Indians 7:05 p.m. game as a part of A’s Filipino Heritage Night.

Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) unified the super bantamweight titles by capturing the IBF belt after defeating Jeffrey Mathebula via unanimous decision on July 7 in Carson, Calif. His next fight is scheduled for Oct. 13 against Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) in Carson, Calif. Donaire, a four-division champion, was born in the Philippines, raised in San Leandro, Calif. and now lives and trains on the Peninsula.

TICKETS: Tickets to the A’s Fourth Annual Filipino Heritage night, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, are available online at www.oaklandathletics.com/filipino. Fans who purchase a special ticket for this event will receive a Plaza Infield ticket to the game, traditional Filipino food item served in the Westside Club and exclusive A’s Filipino Heritage beanie. Filipino-American singer Jason Farol, who was partnered with Kelly Clarkson on the singing competition Duets, will perform the national anthem. A portion of the ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to local Filipino non-profit organizations.


WHEN: Friday, Aug. 17

Oakland A’s vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m.

(Ceremonial first pitch set for 6:55 p.m.)


WHERE: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

7000 Coliseum Way

Oakland, CA 94621


CONTACT: Adam Loberstein, Oakland A’s, Coordinator of Media Relations and Broadcasting

510-563-2248; aloberstein@oaklandathletics.com

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