15th Annual A’s Root Beer Float Day Set for July 23 – Proceeds again to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

July 22, 2014

Oakland Athletics

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15th Annual A’s Root Beer Float Day Set for July 23 – Proceeds again to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

 WHAT:                       15th Annual Oakland A’s Root Beer Float Day     

A’s manager Bob Melvin, 12 other current A’s players and coaches, and numerous celebrities—including hip-hop icon Biz Markie and former Major League Baseball superstar and A’s legend David Justice—will serve root beer floats to fans Wednesday evening before the A’s vs. Astros game, with proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Admission to the event is free with a game ticket.

Floats are $2 each, limited-edition signed Bob Melvin mugs are $25 (which include unlimited refills), and unsigned mugs with unlimited refills are $15. Sugar-free floats also will be available.

Last year, the event raised more than $32,000, bringing the all-time total raised for JDRF from this event to more than $353,000. Soda for the event will be donated by Zevia, the zero-calorie soda, and A&W Root Beer; ice cream will be donated by Dreyer’s.

WHEN:                 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 5:05 p.m. – 7:05 p.m. – A’s vs. Astros game begins at 7:05 p.m.

WHERE:                 Eastside Club at the O.co Coliseum

PARTICIPANTS:       Expected to appear are A’s manager Bob Melvin, coaches Chip Hale and Tye Waller, and current A’s players Jeff Samardzija, Sean Doolittle, Scott Kazmir, Sonny Gray, Jed Lowrie, Stephen Vogt, Eric Sogard, Ryan Cook, Fernando Abad and Dan Otero. Celebrities expected to serve floats include Biz Markie, appearing on behalf of Zevia; David Justice, former A’s player; Kate Longworth, Fallon Smith and Joe Stiglich (Comcast SportsNet); Glen Kuiper, Ken Korach and Vince Cotroneo (A’s broadcast team); and dozens of other local television and radio personalities.

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