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Oakland A's African American Heritage Night

The Oakland A's will celebrate the rich heritage of our black history. On Tuesday, August 7 before the A's take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:05 p.m., the A's will honor A's Legend Dave Henderson as the sixth member of the A's African American Franchise in a pregame ceremony. Vida Blue will present the inaugural Vida Blue Diamond Award, presented to a local community leader. 

During this special night, the A's will have the African American National Anthem performed by Tony Toni Toné, National Anthem performed by the Bebe Memorial Cathedral Choir, and the first pitch thrown out by a surprise special guest. All guests are invited to join the A's at a mixer and panel discussion with former players Vida Blue, Joe Morgan, and team executives, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Eastside Club. RSVP here for the pregame event.

Tuesday, August 7 vs. Dodgers | 7:05 p.m.

Anyone who purchases a special ticket will receive an exclusive A's African American Heritage Night cap. Funds raised through this special ticket will benefit the Oakland Athletic League and Oakland Babe Ruth Cal Ripken Baseball League.

For more information, or to purchase a group of 15+, please contact Paris Freeman at 510-746-4468 or pfreeman@athletics.com.