On Aug. 18, Samuel Merritt College and the Oakland Athletics, will host the Matthew Brandon Sooy Memorial Event, along with the Sooy family.
Matthew battled asthma from the time he was 3, and developed chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) when he was 12. At the age of 17, he died of a severe asthma attack.
At 6 p.m. on Aug. 18, the A's host the Kansas City Royals at the McAfee Colisuem. One hundred percent of net proceeds from this event will directly benefit Samuel Merritt College nursing students interested in pediatrics.
For more information or to purchase plaza club game and dinner tickets at $50 each or game tickets at $35 each, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 510-869-8628 or visit the college Web site, www.samuelmerritt.edu.