Home Run Readers School Year Edition
The Home Run Readers program serves as an incentive program to encourage students in K -8th grade to reach the reading goals that you set for them. 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 both at home and 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.
Registration for the fall has concluded, please check back in January 2019 to sign your class up for the spring program. Classes enrolled in the fall program can log their reading totals using the link below.
Students and classrooms that achieve their goals receive:
- Bookmarks and incentives for every student
- Classroom surprise gift
- Entry to receive a pizza party with Stomper for your classroom*
- Opportunity to attend an A's game as a class**
* Restricted to schools located within 40 miles of the Coliseum
** Select 2019 A's regular season home games
Home Run Readers Summer Edition
Every summer the A's encourage families to read together, and earn free A's tickets as a reward for doing so! Join us in hitting a reading "home runs" with Stomper next summer with Home Run Readers - Summer Edition.
Registration opens June 2019.
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. Have your child create their own customized avatar to guide them through the games and help them earn points and progress-based rewards, including A's tickets. Check back in the spring to participate in the 2019 summer program.
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.
Science of Baseball
Coming this fall, the Oakland A's will launch "Science of Baseball presented by Chevron" - a baseball themed STEM program for 6-8th grade science, math, and physical education teachers. This program will include a teacher training course, 15-lesson STEM curriculum, full classroom set of materials to 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.