18th Annual Root Beer Float Day with the Oakland A’s

July 18, 2017, Oakland, CA
4:30 pm

Strike out T1D with the Oakland A's! Please join us at the Oakland Coliseum for the 18th Annual Root Beer Float Day with the Oakland A’s on July 18! All proceeds from Root Beer Float Sales and a portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through www.athletics.com/JDRF will benefit JDRF.


Event Details

Title Sponsor: Abbott


4:30-6 PM: Pre-game tailgate in Lot K of the Oakland Coliseum parking lot.

Purchase your tickets at the special JDRF link above, and join us before the game for a BBQ and to learn more about JDRF and its plan to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D)!

4:30-7:05 PM: After the tailgate, don’t forget to purchase your root beer float!

A’s players, coaches, and broadcasters, along with local and national personalities and celebrities will be serving root beer floats in the Eastside Club. Sugar-free root beer and ice cream will be available. All proceeds from the sale of floats will be donated to JDRF.

Last year’s Root Beer Float Day raised more than $38,460 and since 2003, the A’s have raised over $486,000 for JDRF Greater Bay Area through Root Beer Float Day.

The game starts at 7:05pm!

Step up to the plate and take advantage of this unique opportunity to have fun and make a difference for the T1D Community!

  • Promote Company Bonding through Group Participation
  • Connect with Others Touched by T1D and Meet the JDRF Community
  • Gather Information to Support the JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter

Kids on the Field Contest!

Are you between the ages of 8 and 14 years old, and want to take the field with the Oakland A’s on Root Beer Float Day to promote T1D awareness and support JDRF? Then this contest is for you!

In 500 characters or less, please tell us:

  • Why you think it is important to spread awareness about T1D?

Please send your contest essay to snelson@jdrf.org by June 30th.


Oakland Coliseum

7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621

Event Contact

Stephanie Nelson
415-597-6303 | snelson@jdrf.org