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 2016 A it Forward program, please email a request on letterhead with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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 www.athletics.com/donations.
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.View Gallery
A group of active Marines were surprised with a meet and greet from Sean Doolittle, Fernando Rodriguez, and Dan Otero on May 27, 2015.View Gallery
PG&E mascot Helmet and A's mascot Stomper greeted 60 students from Berkeley High School's Best Buddies program on May 27, 2015.View Gallery
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.View Gallery
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.View Gallery
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.View Gallery
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.View Gallery
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.View Gallery
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.View Image
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!View Gallery
Students at Kaiser Elementary, on September 24, 2015, were surprised with tickets to go on a field trip to an A's game!