Home Run Readers Summer Edition
Encourage your children to read this summer and earn free A's tickets as a reward! Participate in our Summer Edition of Home Run Readers Program and for every four books your child reads, you'll receive two tickets to an A's game, courtesy of the Oakland A's and the Commissioner's Community Initiative & MLB Players Give Back Program. Download this PDF to have your child round the bases with Stomper as they read.
Click the link below to register for tickets once your child has read four books.
Home Run Readers School Year Edition
Home Run Readers is designed for individual classrooms to earn incentives and game tickets as they read. 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. The program is flexible and provides a simple way for teachers to record the number of pages their classroom has read each month.
Students and schools that achieve their goals receive:
- Home Run Readers poster
- Bookmarks and incentives for every student
- Monthly entry to receive a Stomper visit to your school
- Opportunity to attend an A's game as a class
Over 100 Bay Area schools participate in the Home Run Readers program, sponsored by the A's Community Fund.
Fill out the form at the link below to receive your Home Run Readers information. For any program inquiries, please contact HomeRunReaders@athletics.com.
Thank you for participating in Home Run Readers! Please click here to input your monthly reading totals and to register your classroom for an outing at an A's game.
Summer Slugger, an Oakland A's education initiative, helps prevent the 'summer slide' by offering kids ages eight-12 years old baseball-themed games that reinforce key math and literacy skills. Kids get to create their own customized avatar that will guide them through the games and help them earn points and progress-based rewards, including A's tickets!
To register your child, classroom or summer program, click the link below. Use team code OAKLAND to join the A's this summer!
Bill King Scholarship
The Oakland Athletics Community Fund awards one scholarship each season to an undergraduate student that is majoring in journalism or broadcasting. This $5,000 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.
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.
Applications for the 2018 season will be available soon. Please check back for updates.
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.
$5,000 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.
Since its inception in 2003, over 200,000 Bay Area and Northern California students' grades first through eighth have participated in the A's "Mathletics" program presented by ROSS.
Students who are in the first through eighth grade, that correctly complete the workbook and submit their answers online will earn the opportunity to receive two tickets to a select A's game. Download the workbook below to get started.
Once your class has completed their Mathletics workbooks, please fill out the answer form using the link below.
Science of Baseball
Coming this fall, the Oakland A's are launching a baseball themed STEM program for 6th-8th grade Science, Math, and Physical Education teachers. The program will include a late summer teacher training course, 15-lesson STEM curriculum, full classroom set of materials teach STEM-related education through the game of baseball, and opportunity to participate in the Oakland A's Winter STEM Showcase.
If interested in participating in this program, please register through the link below.
A's Math Hits
A's Math Hits is a board game and eight-session curriculum designed to engage fourth- through sixth-grade students by combining baseball and math. Math Hits allows participating students to get in the game by signing sportsmanship contracts, drafting a team, competing in "baseball" games on the game board, and challenging their peers for the championship title, all while developing fundamental math and social-emotional skills.