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Educational Programs

Home Run Readers
Home Run Readers

Teachers and administrators can enroll in the Oakland A's Home Run Readers Program to work together in promoting the importance of literacy and encourage reading in the classroom. Help your students set reading goals and work toward exciting rewards.

Students and schools that achieve their goals receive:

  • An entry into a drawing to receive a visit by an A's player or coach
  • Invitation to attend the Oakland A's Home Run Reader Day at Coliseum
  • Top Male Student and Top Female Student will be randomly selected to be an announcer for half an inning each

Over 100 Bay Area schools participate in the Home Run Readers program, sponsored by the A's Community Fund.

The 2015/2016 Home Run Readers enrollment period is closed. If you are a school that is interested in participating in the 2016/2017 program please email


Since the Mathletics program inception in 2003, over 200,000 Bay Area and Northern California students' grades first through eighth have participated. The "Mathletics" program is sponsored by ROSS and CSN California.

The A's design and distribute thousands of "Mathletics" workbooks which utilize simple formulas for calculating statistics of A's players to students in hopes to promote the importance of math among Bay Area youth. Students who are in the first through eighth grade, complete the workbooks correctly and submit the answer sheet to the A's will earn two ticket vouchers to an A's game. One lucky school will receive a visit from an A's player.

To receive a 2016 Mathletics workbook please click on the link below:

Get Workbooks

All answer sheets must be submitted by Friday, July 1, 2016. No late answer sheets will be accepted.

Science of the Game
Science of the Game

Chevron and the Oakland A's have partnered to bring Science of the Game to students in the 1st -8th grades. Students have the opportunity to earn two (2) free ticket vouchers to a regular season A's game by learning about baseball and the role that Science plays through this workbook program.

Workbooks are now available for download.

Bill King Scholarship
Holy Toledo

The Oakland Athletics Community Fund awards one scholarship each season to an undergraduate student that is majoring in journalism or broadcasting. This $3,500 scholarship is intended for qualified tuition or required expenses such as fees, books, supplies and equipment for courses of instruction at a qualified educational institution. The recipient may even receive the opportunity to intern with the A's Broadcasting Department.

This scholarship has been established in memory of Bill King, long-time legendary Bay Area Sports Announcer. The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student who plans to pursue a career in journalism or broadcasting.

Student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time student in your freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior year at a college or university in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Prove financial need, as evidenced by expenses and offset by other scholarships, loans, grants and other sources of supplemental aid.
  • Possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Show a demonstrated strong interest in pursuing a career in broadcasting or journalism.

Congratulations to our 2015 recipient Brian Brownfield, a junior at Menlo College.

Brian Brownfield and the A's broadcasters

Applications will be available in May 2016.

Green Stampede Homework Club

On select game dates elementary school students from across Oakland come the Coliseum to receive help with their homework from tutors and aids. After the students have finished their homework they are able to sit in the stands and watch the game.

On the last meeting of the spring and fall sessions an A's player will visit and sign autographs for the students as a way to congratulate them for all of their hard work.

Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team
Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team

The Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team (BAASST) is a partnership established in 1996 by the Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose Sharks. This unique committee is the first of its kind in the realm of professional sports. Each team will honor these students during a special pre-game presentation at their individual venues.

$3,000 scholarships will be awarded to six successful students residing within the Bay Area's nine counties. All public high schools within the vicinity are provided detailed information about this scholarship opportunity.

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • College-bound senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Display leadership qualities in the classroom and/or inspirational qualities on the athletic field.
  • Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach.

The 2016 scholarship recipients:

  • A's - Luis Mendoza Richmond High School, Richmond
  • Sharks - Amy Watt, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
  • Raiders - Michelle Larsen, Petaluma High School, Petaluma
  • Warriors - Mahala Herron-Rutland, Oakland High School, Oakland
  • 49ers - Marcos Arguello-Gonzalez, Watsonville High School, Watsonville
  • Giants - Serena Chen, Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
  • Earthquakes - Chelsea Vuong, Armijo High School, Fairfield

Applications for high school seniors in Contra Costa County will be available in December 2016.