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Press Release

08/15/2008 5:28 PM ET
Athletics players treat disadvantaged children to memorable ballpark experience
Athletics Players Brown, Crosby, Cust, Davis, Duchscherer, Ellis play host to 40 Oakland-area children at tonight’s game

OAKLAND, Calif. -— Tonight, 40 underprivileged Oakland-area children will receive the thrill of a lifetime when they attend the Oakland Athletics’ game as personal guests of players Emil Brown, Bobby Crosby, Jack Cust, Rajai Davis, Justin Duchscherer and Mark Ellis, when the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program makes its annual visit to the McAfee Coliseum.

Upon arrival, the children, representing various programs of Volunteers of America – Bay Area, will meet the players, receive autographs and participate in a question and answer session. In addition to receiving round-trip transportation, to what for many will be their first Major League Baseball Game game, the children will receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs.

“Buses for Baseball,” a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., has provided transportation and personal greetings for more than 7,000 underprivileged children from more than 167 different organizations.

The Players Trust appreciates the support of the Oakland Athletics organization for helping to ensure the children receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their heroes.