Oakland, Calif. — Oakland A’s fans have something new to smile about: The A’s have teamed up with Delta Dental of California (Delta Dental) on a four-year partnership.
Delta Dental will serve as the presenting partner of the A’s Volunteer Team, which offers fans the chance to give back to the Oakland community alongside A’s front office employees and players. Delta Dental will also be the presenting partner of the A’s Kids Club, a program that gives the team’s youngest fans fun opportunities like being a guest PA announcer or serving as a game’s water boy or girl.
“Delta Dental has a passion and dedication to the communities they serve, and we are happy to join forces with them to make an even greater impact in Oakland and the East Bay,” said A’s COO Chris Giles. “We are excited to partner with them to grow our A’s Volunteer Team, Oakland A’s Community Fund Gala, and annual Game Night event.”
“Delta Dental of California and the Oakland A’s have collectively brought smiles to millions of people over the past 50 years, and we are honored to take the field this season in partnership with one of the most successful and storied clubs in baseball,” said Mike Castro, president and CEO of Delta Dental of California. “As leaders in our respective ‘fields,’ Delta Dental and the Oakland A’s are equally passionate about the communities we serve and putting our customers and fans at the center of everything we do. We are proud to be a member of the A’s team.”
Delta Dental will also be a supporting partner for two of the Oakland A’s Community Fund’s marquee events — the Gala and Game Night. The Oakland A’s Community Fund Gala will be held on May 30 at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. Fans can purchase individual or packaged tickets to join A’s players, coaches, alumni, broadcasters, and front office staff for a green-and-gold evening that raises money for the community. The A’s annual Game Night is on Aug. 1 at Plank. Fans can join A’s players for a fun-filled evening of bowling, arcade games, and delicious food.
At the Coliseum, Delta Dental will bring Pixar movies to life during the eye-dazzling Pixar Fireworks Night on July 27. Following the 6:07 p.m. game versus the Rangers, fans are invited onto the outfield grass to watch the fireworks display. Delta Dental will also be featured in the rotational signage behind home plate throughout the season.