OAKLAND (KCBS) – The Oakland A’s are preparing to battle the Los Angeles Angels this Friday, July 26th, but it’s not just the players ready to work up a sweat. The wives of the Oakland A’s players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train.
At the helm of this partnership with the A’s and Smile Train is Angie Balfour, wife of Oakland A’s pitcher Grant Balfour.
The wives will be relay running on a treadmill during the entire duration of the game and hopefully match each mile with a donation for Smile Train. In addition, a portion of all ticket sales for the July 26th game will go directly to Smile Train.
KCBS’ Connie C. Kim talks to Angie Balfour: