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Oakland A's to dedicate Catfish Hunter Gate during upcoming homestand

The Oakland A's return home on Thursday, June 15 for an eight-game homestand against the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. The homestand will feature a Karaoke-themed fireworks show, a pair of giveaways, and the dedication of Catfish Hunter Gate at C Gate at the Oakland Coliseum.

The team will dedicate Jim "Catfish" Hunter Gate at C Gate at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 before the A's play host to the Yankees. Members of Hunter's family, including his widow, Helen, their three children and their families, will be joined by many of Hunter's former teammates for the dedication ceremony, including Vida Blue, Bert Campaneris, Ray Fosse, Darold Knowles, John "Blue Moon" Odom, Joe Rudi, Gene Tenace and former A's radio broadcaster Monte Moore.

The Oakland A's return home on Thursday, June 15 for an eight-game homestand against the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. The homestand will feature a Karaoke-themed fireworks show, a pair of giveaways, and the dedication of Catfish Hunter Gate at C Gate at the Oakland Coliseum.

The team will dedicate Jim "Catfish" Hunter Gate at C Gate at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 before the A's play host to the Yankees. Members of Hunter's family, including his widow, Helen, their three children and their families, will be joined by many of Hunter's former teammates for the dedication ceremony, including Vida Blue, Bert Campaneris, Ray Fosse, Darold Knowles, John "Blue Moon" Odom, Joe Rudi, Gene Tenace and former A's radio broadcaster Monte Moore.

The complete homestand is below.

Thursday, June 15 | New York Yankees | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 5:35 p.m.
Parking: 4 p.m.

EARTHQUAKES/A's SCARFS: 10,000 fans will receive an Earthquakes/A's scarf, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort. A's players will also wear special co-branded Earthquakes/A's batting practice jerseys. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game with proceeds benefiting Oakland Promise.

FIELD REFURBISHMENT PRESENTATION: The Oakland Athletics, The Scotts Company LLC (Scotts) and Major League Baseball will recognize the opening of a newly refurbished youth baseball field at Elmhurst Community Prep School in Oakland. The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated field, which included Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, Scotts, MLB and Oakland Cal Ripken Baseball League representatives, was followed by a baseball clinic for 50 youth baseball players from the Oakland Cal Ripken Baseball League yesterday. This project is part of the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program, a partnership between Scotts, MLB and the Oakland Athletics to give back to kids and communities around the country by renovating youth baseball and softball fields.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: Holy Names University Prep School Band
Ceremonial First Pitch: Chris Wondoloski of the San Jose Earthquakes                                               

Friday, June 16 | New York Yankees | 6:35 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:35 p.m.
Parking: 1 p.m.

THANKSGIVING IN JUNE: A's players will serve lunch to members of our community at Oakland's St. Vincent de Paul at 10:15 a.m.

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AUTHENTIC FAN FRIDAY: Every Friday home game, fans in sections 316 - 318, will receive a giveaway, a personalized photo booth card, $6 food or merchandise value, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/authenticfan.

CALL OF DUTY WWII: Before the game, both A's and Yankees players will have the opportunity to test out the not yet released Call of Duty WWII video game. The team will also host a special pregame check presentation of $10,000 to the Call of Duty endowment, which identifies and funds the most efficient and effective organizations that help get unemployed veterans back in the workforce.

KARAOKE FIREWORKS: Following the game, the team will host Karaoke Fireworks, presented by Ray Morgan Company. Fans can enjoy the show from the outfield grass (space permitting).

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: Teana Boston
Ceremonial First Pitches: MaryAnn Cox, on behalf of Ray Morgan Company; representative from Call of Duty

Saturday, June 17 | New York Yankees | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.
Parking: 9 a.m.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

National Anthem: Serene Wheelwright
Ceremonial First Pitch: Helen Hunter                                                                

Sunday, June 18 | New York Yankees | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.
Parking: 9 a.m.                                                          

MARCUS SEMIEN ACTION FIGURE GIVEAWAY: 15,000 fans will receive a Marcus Semien Starting Lineup action figure, presented by Ashby Lumber & Humboldt Redwood Company.

VOGT TO HOST CATCH ON THE FIELD EXPERIENCE: Stephen Vogt will host supporters of the School of Imagination for a catch on the field experience before the game. Following catch, the fans will participate in a behind-the-scenes tour, watch BP from the field, and receive tickets to the game. The program is supported by Vogt's alma mater Azusa Pacific University.

TAKE THE FIELD WITH THE A's: The Take the Field with the A's program gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. Members of local baseball leagues join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

FATHER'S DAY CATCH ON THE FIELD: Following the game, all fans who purchased a special ticket will have the opportunity to play catch on the outfield grass.

RACE AROUND THE BASES: Race Around the Bases, presented by Sutter Health, invites children 14 years old and younger onto the field after most Sunday day games to run the bases. Each participant will receive an A's Fitness Sluggers cheer card as they leave the field.

National Anthem: Cynthia Anderson
Ceremonial First Pitch: Representative from Ashby Lumber & Humboldt Redwood Company

Monday, June 19 | Houston Astros | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 The Game and the A's Radio Network      

Gates open at 5:35 p.m.
Parking: 4 p.m.

National Anthem: TBD
Ceremonial First Pitch: Representative from Oracle + Netsuite

Tuesday, June 20 | Houston Astros | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Parking: 4 p.m.

CHEVY FREE PARKING TUESDAY: All fans park for free during Free Parking Tuesdays.

SWIM TEAM NIGHT: The A's are inviting out Bay Area swim teams at all levels, as well as their friends and family, to the teams' inaugural Swim Team Night. All participants that purchase a special ticket for this event will receive an exclusive A's Swim Cap.

National Anthem: TBD
Ceremonial First Pitches: Simone Manuel and Lia Neal of the Stanford Women's Swim team

Wednesday, June 21 | Houston Astros | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 5:35 p.m.
Parking: 4 p.m.

FOOD BANK WEDNESDAYS: On select Wednesdays throughout the season, volunteers will be on-site to help collect cans of food and monetary donations before the game to benefit the Alameda County Food Bank. With every five cans donated or $20 contribution, fans will receive two vouchers that are redeemable for a Plaza Level ticket at 50% off for a 2017 A's game. Food Bank Wednesdays is presented by Lagunitas.

National Anthem: American High School Band
Ceremonial First Pitch: Representative from Watches.com

Thursday, June 22 | Houston Astros | 12:35 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.
Parking: 9 a.m

LITTLE A's: Local youth and their chaperones from nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge through the Little A's program. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a Bank of America souvenir and child-admission pass to the Oakland Zoo. The Little A's program is presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo, Clorox, and Capitol Corridor.

National Anthem: Dan Parker Jr.
Ceremonial First Pitch: Roberta Gonzales

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