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Home Run Readers Summer Edition

Home Run Readers School Year Edition

The Home Run Readers program, presented by Ross Dress For Less, 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. 

Students and classrooms that achieve their goals receive:

  • Home Run Readers presented by Ross Dress For Less reading poster
  • Monthly incentives for every student
  • Opportunity to win a Stomper visit to your classroom
  • Opportunity to attend an A's game as a class*

* Select 2019 A's regular season home games

Registration for the school year has concluded, but please see above to sign your class up for the summer program. Classes enrolled in the fall or spring program can log their reading totals using the link below.

For any program inquiries, please contact HomeRunReaders@athletics.com

Summer Slugger

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 2019 season are still available. If you are interested in applying, please contact us at community@athletics.com.

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 seven 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

The Oakland A's are proud to provide the "Science of Baseball presented by Chevron" - a baseball themed STEM program for 6-8th grade science, math, and physical education teachers. This program includes a teacher training course, 15-lesson STEM curriculum, full classroom set of materials to teach STEM-related education through the game of baseball, and an opportunity to attend STEM Education as a class and participate in the STEM Showcase on April 24 at the Oakland Coliseum.

Registration for the 2019 session is closed.

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