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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 kindergarten through eighth grade to reach their reading goals. Teachers and administrators can enroll in the Oakland A's Home Run Readers Program to promote 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 minutes their classroom has read each month.

Students and classrooms that achieve their goals receive:

  • Home Run Readers 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 2020 A's regular season home games

Home Run Readers has reached enrollment capacity for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please register below.

Enrolled classes can log their reading totals using the link below.

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

Looking for the Arizona Home Run Readers program?

Once your classroom has completed their reading for the month, please fill out the form below to input your monthly reading totals.

Home Run Readers Summer Edition

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.

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

Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team

Science of Baseball

Wednesday, April 15 vs. Red Sox | 12:37 p.m.

Please join us for Science of Baseball Day, presented by Chevron, on Wednesday, April 15. The event includes baseball-themed educational demonstrations from Science of Sport, followed by the 12:37 p.m. A's game against the Boston Red Sox.

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