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A's in the Community

A It Forward

The Oakland Athletics are looking to give back to the community in a special way. With the support of PG&E, up to 1,000 tickets will be donated throughout the community in 2016. Fans will be able to follow the donation stories by following the A's on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

If you believe your non-profit should be considered for the 2017 A it Forward program, please email a request on letterhead with the following information to

  1. Organization name & federal tax ID #
  2. Contact name, phone number and email
  3. Description of organization (200 words or less)
  4. Why your non-profit deserves program participation (200 words or less)

  5. Tickets for the A It Forward program are limited and we will do our best efforts to accommodate requests. Please note this is not an application for an in-kind donation for fundraising events. If you would like to request an in-kind ticket donation for your non-profit, fill out the form at

2016 #AitForward Photos

April 12: A It Forward

The A's, PG&E, and the Homerun Heroes teamed up on April 12 for a special Habitat for Humanity playhouse project build.

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April 2: A It Forward

On April 2, 50 members of the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland were surprised with A's caps from Ryan Dull and Liam Hendriks.

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July 19: A It Forward

On July 19, Dads and daughters from Girls Inc. celebrated Father's Day with the A's

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July 20: A It Forward

On July 20, members of Youth Radio Oakland met with A's pitcher John Axford, broadcaster Vince Cotroneo, beat writers Jane Lee and Susan Slusser, among others as part of Youth Media Day.

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August 5: A It Forward

On August 5, the A's and PG&E hosted members of Oakland Promise in a pregame tailgate, and college-bound Emarieay Prescott threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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2015 #AitForward Photos

April 30: A It Forward

On April 30, 2015, 65 special needs students from Beyer High School (Modesto) were surprised with a meet and greet with Dan Otero, Jesse Hahn, Stomper, and PG&E mascot Helmet.

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May 25: A It Forward (Marines)

A group of active Marines were surprised with a meet and greet from Sean Doolittle, Fernando Rodriguez, and Dan Otero on May 27, 2015.

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May 25: A It Forward (Best Buddies)

PG&E mascot Helmet and A's mascot Stomper greeted 60 students from Berkeley High School's Best Buddies program on May 27, 2015.

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June 9: A It Forward

Students from Cleveland Elementary (Oakland) were surprised with a surprise recess visit from PG&E mascot Helmet and A's mascot Stomper on June 9, 2015.

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June 10: A It Forward

Youth from Carb DM, a non-profit serving those with Type 1 Diabetes, had a Q&A session with Sam Fuld on June 10, 2015.

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June 27: A It Forward

On June 27, 2015, the One Desk Foundation's "Homerun Heroes" cleaned up Lake Merritt with the Weed Warriors, and were recognized in a pregame ceremony on June 29.

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July 23: A It Forward (BAYCAT)

On July 23, 2015, Students from BAYCAT participated in Youth Media Day and got a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a game in and out of stadium.

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July 23: A It Forward (BGC)

On July 23, 2015, Gregory Williams, a Boys & Girls Club of Oakland's Youth of the Year, was surprised with the opportunity to throw the honorary first pitch to Evan Scribner.

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August 5: A It Forward

A group of mentors from the Youth Impact Hub attended an A's game and were surprised with passes to watch the A's take BP from the field on August 5, 2015.

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August 28: A It Forward

On August 28, 2015, Stomper and Helmet make a surprise appearance at recess for the students at Hoover Elementary in Oakland, giving out A's game tickets, autographs, and other goodies!

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September 24: A It Forward

Students at Kaiser Elementary, on September 24, 2015, were surprised with tickets to go on a field trip to an A's game!

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