A and eat. Learn. To play. to welcome 1,000 local children to the Colosseum on Wednesday, July 27

OAKLAND, Calif. — The A’s team up with Eat. Learn. To play. Foundation to welcome over 1,000 children from community organizations Town Camp, Oakland Lacrosse, Street Soccer USA, Oakland Genesis Soccer Club, Oakland Zoo and Oakland Public Library to the Coliseum on Wednesday, July 27. Baseball and Activity Fun Day is designed to promote movement and exercise, literacy and fun, plus free giveaways and surprise and fun times. Co-founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Eat. Learn. To play. is committed to unlocking the incredible potential of every child by fighting to end childhood hunger, ensuring students have access to quality education, and providing safe places for all children to play and be active.

Prior to the start of the 12:37 p.m. game against the Astros, campers will take to the field with the A players for the national anthem. Additionally, both Stephen and Ayesha will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Throughout the day, campers will also enjoy lunch at the ballpark, tour A’s Stomping Ground, lead the Coliseum crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and enjoy post-game spirit-building activities. of game.

“We are delighted to partner with Eat. Learn. To play. for their first Day at the Ballpark event and to support the incredible work they do for Bay Area youth,” said Stephanie Gaywood, Senior Director of Community Engagement and Community Fund. “We will welcome over 1,000 children to the Colosseum to enjoy play, interactive activities and lots of PLAY fun.”

“Similar to our Eat. Learn. To play. Launched three years ago, we couldn’t be more excited to spend the day with kids from the Oakland community at our first-ever Eat. Learn. To play. Day at the Ballpark event,” said Stephen and Ayesha Curry, co-founders of Eat. Learn. To play. “This fun celebration highlights our work to improve and diversify program offerings during the summer so that more Oakland children have safe places to (eat, learn and) play all summer long. Alongside our partners, we continue to provide creative and impactful ways to engage children in unique experiences that inspire them to play through more play spaces, summer camps and organized sports opportunities. We are grateful to the A organization for giving us this moment to highlight the importance of physical activity and how crucial it is in supporting child development.

“We’re thrilled to work alongside the A’s of Oakland and celebrate PLAY over the summer by hosting over 1,000 kids from various Oakland organizations for a day of baseball and exciting activities,” said Chris Helfrich. , CEO of Eat. Learn. To play. “Our foundation has begun laying the groundwork with major investments in our PLAY pillar in 2022 and beyond, and through working closely with community partners like these, we know we can achieve the impossible.”

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