The Oakland Athletics raised over $24,000 at the 13th Annual A's MUG Root Beer Float Day on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. All proceeds benefitted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since 2003, the A's have raised over $353,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through MUG Root Beer Float Day.
A's players, coaches, and broadcasters, along with local and national personalities and celebrities served MUG Root Beer and Orange Crush floats in the Eastside Club. Proceeds were raised through the sale of floats, tips given in exchange for autographs and photos with the celebrity scoopers, the sale of autographed mugs, and a silent auction of sports memorabilia.
MUG Root Beer Float Day is sponsored by Pepsi. The ice cream for the event was donated by Dreyer's.
The next MUG Root Beer Float Day is Wednesday, June 26, 2013. More information will be available soon.