Thursday, June 20 vs. Rays | 7:07 p.m.
Celebrate African American culture at the A's annual African American Heritage Night, presented by Comerica Bank. All fans in attendance will receive an Oakland Larks Cap upon entry to the ballpark.
The evening features pregame festivities in Championship Plaza. A stroll-off begins at 6 p.m., where historically black fraternities and sororities will compete for a $2,500 scholarship. 102.9 KBLX will DJ the stroll-off, with A's alumni as guest judges. Oakland-based Hidden Genius Project will be present to engage with youth about STEM.
On-field recognitions will take place just prior to the 7:07 p.m. first pitch, including the awarding of the Vida Blue Diamond Award, expansion of the Oakland A's "Franchise Five" to include Dave Henderson, and first pitch by Lionel Wilson Jr., son of former Oakland mayor and Oakland Larks alumni Lionel Wilson. The pregame ceremonies will conclude with the Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
For more information about African American Heritage Night or to reserve a group of 15+ tickets, please contact Paris Freeman at 510-746-4468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.