OAKLAND, Calif. — Mormons are invited to attend "LDS Night" when the Athletics host the Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, Aug. 19.
In addition to discounted tickets, the event will include a meet-and-greet with special guests, a pre-game flag ceremony by the Boy Scouts and the singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" by full-time missionaries in the area.
A unique trio of family members will be there. Vernon Law, a retired major leaguer and former Cy Young Award winner; his son Vance Law, a former player and current BYU head baseball coach; and Vance's son Andrew Law, the 2010 BYU baseball captain. They will greet fans for an hour prior to the game.
The following night, Friday, Aug. 20, the Law family will also speak at a fireside at the Oakland Interstake Center on Temple Hill. They will speak on perserverance and preserving values while participating in baseball. A post-fireside reception will be held in the Oakland Temple Visitor's Center.
The event is being organized by the Oakland/San Francisco public affairs council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Find more information on Facebook.com by searching for "LDS Regional Activities: San Francisco Bay Area."