From Save Oakland Sports -
SaveOaklandSports will hold its First Annual "Stadium Aid" fundraising drive, mixer and fan celebration at the legendary in nearby San Leandro September 13 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The program and guest list for the event at Ricky’s, located at 15028 Hesperian Boulevard, are evolving. SaveOaklandSports (SOS) has invited local celebrities including, but not limited to, former Oakland A's and Raiders.
Among the invitees scheduled to attend are longtime (now retired) sports columnist and author Dave Newhouse, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, , San Ramon Vice Mayor Jim Livingstone, Dublin City Councilman Eric Swalwell, former Raiders John Vella, Barry Sims and Kenny Shedd as well as Nancy H. Finley, the daughter of former Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley.
At the event there will be raffle prizes and or silent auction items donated by local businesses and individuals.
There is no cover charge, but a $10 donation is suggested. A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated. During the evening Save OaklandSports will unveil its new T-shirts which will be available for sale at the event.
All proceeds raised will go toward an Oakland Stadium Fund. If the teams decide not to build new stadiums in Oakland, then all proceeds will be applied to East Bay community charitable projects.
SOS hopes this event will be the first in a series to raise funds to help support new stadiums for Oakland’s professional sports teams and/or community projects.
You are invited to join SaveOaklandSports and help rally to keep our teams in Oakland.
For more information about the Stadium Aid Fundraiser you can visit its website here and sign the guestbook or “Show Your Support” tab or email SOS. You can also read more about the work of SaveOaklandSports here.
The “Stadium Aid” event at Ricky’s is part of the City of Oakland’s "Oakland Loves Its Sports Teams" week taking place September 10 through 14. You can go here for more information on the Oakland Loves Its Sports Teams week’s activities,.