OAKLAND (KCBS)— A’s fans who attended Friday’s home opener at the Coliseum were asked to sign a large piece of poster board for those affected by Monday’s shooting at Oikos University. It was all part of a charitable gesture organized by a group of dedicated sports fans called the 66th Mob.

The massacre at the small trade school happened less than a mile away from the stadium.

66th Mob usually hosts tailgate parties some for the A’s and always for the Raiders, but their charitable arm felt the need to get involved.

KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:

Member Luther Smith said they do love their sports, but that they love humanity even more.

“We’re reaching out to you to show that other people understand what happened. We want to show you the love. It’s time for comfort,”

Griz Jones, the mob’s founding member, said it was important for his members to get involved in helping victims of this tragedy any way they could. So they decided to begin with a condolence card.

“Our staff will present this to them next week. As time goes on as families grieve, there’s more that we can do for them. We’re at their service,” Jones said.

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