First and foremost we want to thank all the first responders, nurses and healthcare folks, frontline workers, and essential grocery workers for helping getting us back on track. They are true heroes and deserve all our praise and respect.
With that said, we wanted to share our vision and mission as we enter another year of Oakland A’s baseball (limited capacity). Our vision is simple; we are striving to be a supporters group that gives fans a voice to this ever-corporate business that happens to be our favorite sport, baseball. Not to mention our favorite club forever and ever, OUR Oakland A’s. How are we planning to do that? By holding the club/ownership accountable, inviting them to have meetings with us to discuss community and fan concerns. These concerns could range anywhere from parking costs to input on the new Oakland Ballpark. Let’s not get priced out! That’s where unity comes in, strength comes in numbers. We cannot do this alone, and we need fans that want to be involved to support our boys in green and gold while sharing the same vision we have.
Community is the strongest part of our vision; we want to help by partnering with non-profits such as the Green Stampede homework club for kids and others. This will provide a win-win-win situation, the A’s get a new generation of young fans, we help grow the game in our backyard, and the kids get mentorship and help with their schoolwork.
Who we are – We are loyal bleacher folks from RF/LF, and from all around the coliseum grounds that stretches beyond the concrete field of dream to local business leaders. We are passionate about our team and our city. We want to bring the same energy from the game of soccer into the stands!
Our mission is simple, to support our team and city with loyalty and to celebrate the rich tradition of our historical ball-club. Baseball is embedded in this great city. Oakland Larks, Oaks, OAL League, Babe Ruth league and so on!
How it will work – We promise the A’s that when a new stadium is opened, we will have our drums, flags, banners, and bring the noise with at least one whole section filled in any given game. We can’t do that without you! We need to grow our fanbase and most importantly our supporter’s section. Between LF and RF bleachers we have approx. 50 fans on any given night/day, now imagine that in one section in a new stadium… It will look beautiful, and we won’t have to be priced out. The A’s have promised to have regularly scheduled meetings with us (pre-covid and expect the same post covid).
I hope you will join this supporters club, and be part of a fAnily. We have full time work and this is just our hobby, so all we ask is patience and know that we are in this together as ONE. We love our city, our team, and we will always bleed green and gold!