OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s are teaming up with the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, and San Jose Sharks for a special #BayAreaUnite Giving Tuesday fundraiser. From Tuesday, Dec. 1 to Friday, Dec. 4, fans can make an online donation on a joint fundraising page to support each team’s foundation and initiatives serving youth throughout the Bay Area. Giving Tuesday is a global movement, held annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, that marks the beginning of the charitable season.
“We are proud to join the five other professional sports teams to launch this special #BayAreaUnite Giving Tuesday fundraiser,” said Catherine Aker, Oakland A’s Vice President of Communications and Community. “This year has proven that, while we may play different sports, we are all on the same team. Now more than ever, it is critical that we provide programs and resources to ensure the youth in our communities are living healthy lives.”
The six teams are using the unifying power of sports to bring their fan bases together for a good cause. Funds raised for the Oakland A’s Community Fund will support the Club’s youth baseball and softball initiatives in the East Bay. The team provides scholarship support and uniforms to more than 65 leagues and more than 22,000 youth athletes annually as well as coaching and skills development workshops and clinics.
To learn more about the A’s community initiatives, visit athletics.com/community. The Giving Tuesday fundraising page will launch on Tuesday, Dec. 1.