A’s Raise Diabetes Funding With Root Beer Floats

Hey, A’s fans! Don’t forget to show up a little early for tomorrow’s 12:35 p.m. game against the Royals - ’cause it’s MUG Root Beer Float Day! For the past eight seasons, Oakland’s AL club has scheduled a day to serve up the frosty treats - complete with $15 commemorative mug ($25 for one with a Mark Ellis autograph) - to raise money for a worthy charity.

Oakland Athletics Root Beer Float Day

And this year’s beneficiaries of the selling of the sweet treats? The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, of course.

What better way to show support for diabetic children than by slurping up a delicious beverage they would so desperately love to enjoy, yet could kill them if they did.

But just look at all the celebrity scoopers scheduled to be on hand: Rickey Henderson, The Oakland Raiderettes, The Golden State Warrior Girls, The San Jose SaberKittens, a couple of people from “The Real World: Denver”, and many more. What a cavalcade of scooping stardom!

We’re guessing future A’s fundraisers will include Burger King Double Whopper Day to benefit the American Heart Association, and Marlboro Cigarette Day for the American Cancer Society.