Each year the wives of the Oakland A's players and coaches volunteer their time to help those in need by "teaming up to make a difference". Some of the different events that they have participated in so far this season are:
The A's Wives helped to collect canned food and donations to benefit the Alameda County Food Bank. Each Wednesday starting in June, fans who donate $5 or five cans of food receive two-for-one plaza-level ticket voucher to a selected A's game. Limit four per person.
The A's raised more than $24,000 at the 13th Annual MUG Root Beer Float Day on June 20, with proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Funds were raised through the sale of root beer floats, tips given in exchange for autographs and pictures with the celebrity scoopers, including the A's wives, the sale of autographed mugs and a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Since 2003, the A's have raised over $353,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through MUG Root Beer Float Day. MUG Root Beer Float Day was sponsored by Pepsi. The ice cream for the event was donated by Dreyer's.
In 2011 the A's raised over $63,000 on Breast Cancer Awareness Day with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Over the past 12 years, the A's Breast Cancer Awareness Day has raised over $1.2 million for breast cancer education and research. Funds were raised through the sale of special ticket packages, commemorative pins, jerseys and hats, an A's autographed quilt raffle, and fan and sponsor support. In addition, as a part of "A Gift of Faith" grant, the A's donated $5,000 to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund of San Francisco in memory of the late Faith Fancher, the longtime KTVU Channel 2 reporter. A's Breast Cancer Awareness Day was presented by Big O Tires, while additional sponsors included Contra Costa Oncology, the Contra Costa Times, Comerica Bank, Ross Dress For Less, State Roofing Systems of San Leandro and XFINITY.
The 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Day will be on Sunday, September 2.