Strike Out Arthritis!

Over $3 million raised

In 2001, Alpha Omicron Pi launched its Strike Out Arthritis! campaign as a platform for chapters to build philanthropic events that would both raise funds for the cause and promote the Fraternity's commitment to "striking" out arthritis in the search for a cure. Strike Out Arthritis! was originally founded with a baseball theme - over time, chapters have adapted this theme to fit their campuses and communities, resulting in a variety of types of events that raise money for arthritis. AOII chapters are raising thousands of dollars each year through "Run for the Roses" 5K events, fashion shows, "Alpha Male" contests, benefit concerts, "Slime Out Arthritis" games, "Spike Out Arthritis" volleyball tournaments, and dodgeball tournaments, among other events that are able to remain baseball-themed.

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Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity "Strike Out Arthritis!" events

In 2010, the Arthritis Foundation, Alpha Omicron Pi and the Atlanta Braves began plans to hold the first Strike Out Arthritis! event with a major league baseball team, as the Arthritis Foundation is headquartered in Atlanta. The first Fraternity Strike Out Arthritis! event was held with the Braves in September 2011. Both organizations saw a great opportunity for Arthritis Foundation staff, families, and other supporters along with multiple AOII chapters, members, family, friends, and the local community to ALL come together in the name of Strike Out Arthritis! The event was a huge success, and within the following two years, AOII added Fraternity events with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. In 2014, AOII Fraternity held events with 19 teams, and over 40 events are scheduled or in the works for the 2015 season.

Fraternity Strike Out Arthritis! events are held in addition to the great events being planned by collegiate and alumnae chapters. The goal of these events is not only to bring AOII, the Arthritis Foundation and each organization's supporters together, but also to extend the reach of Strike Out Arthritis! into communities where more awareness of the cause is still needed. These events with major and minor league teams have become a great opportunity to demonstrate a love for baseball and Strike Out Arthritis! in many of our communities for an important cause. Money raised from these events goes directly to AOII's Arthritis Fund, which provides grants to the Arthritis Foundation and other arthritis-related initiatives each year. Below is the current lineup of Fraternity events for 2015. If you have any questions regarding these events or would like to suggest an event in your area, please contact Assistant Director of Public Relations Rachel Boison at rboison@alphaomicronpi.org.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Reno Aces
On Tuesday, April 21, AOII held the first event of the 2015 season with the Reno Aces. The Reno-Tahoe Alumnae Chapter and newly installed Delta Nu Chapter at University of Nevada, Reno helped make this event a great success, and we raised $1,284 for arthritis. Click here to read a full recap of the event, and visit the official Facebook event to see event details. 

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Oakland Athletics
AOII Fraternity's first-ever Strike Out Arthritis! event with the Oakland Athletics is set for Sunday, September 27! This game happens during an A's vs. Giants series, and is certainly an event our die-hard AOII baseball fans in the area won't want to miss. Tickets are $39, and the A's will donate a portion of each ticket sold to our Strike Out Arthritis! campaign. Tickets are on sale now can be purchased online through our official Facebook event, or you can visit the ticket link directly here. There is no fee to purchase tickets online. Ticket orders must be "approved" because of the limited number of tickets available. 

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Atlanta Braves
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Atlanta Braves is set for Thursday, October 1. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Arizona Diamondbacks
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Diamondbacks is set for Saturday, September 12. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon. 

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Boston Red Sox
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Red Sox is set for Saturday, September 26. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Charlotte Knights
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Knights is set for Saturday, August 22. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Cincinnati Reds
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Reds is set for Friday, September 25. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Colorado Rockies
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Rockies is set for Friday, August 21. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Los Angeles Dodgers
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Dodgers is set for Saturday, September 19. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the New York Yankees
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Yankees is set for Saturday, September 5. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the San Diego Padres
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Padres is set for Saturday, September 26. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

Strike Out Arthritis! with the Tampa Bay Rays
AOII Fraternity's 2015 event with the Rays is set for Saturday, September 19. Ticket details and links to the Facebook event will be available soon.

 

Other event dates To Be Announced
Birmingham Barons
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros
Indianapolis Indians
Kansas City Royals
Lexington Legends
Memphis Redbirds
Nashville Sounds
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
Toledo Mudhens