Quakes to host A&W Root Beer Float Night on Saturday

Celebrity scoopers for A&W Root Beer Float Night include Brandi Chastain, Joey Chestnut

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San Jose Earthquakes

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will host their second annual A&W Root Beer Float Night on Saturday, July 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. PT in the Epicenter Fan Zone prior to the club’s first-place clash with Real Salt Lake at Buck Shaw Stadium.

“Dr. Pepper Snapple Group has made a pledge along with the American Beverage Association to help educate our national and local communities,” said Marco DiLuca, division cold drinks manager for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Any time we can give back to the community along with a great partner like JDRF it makes us feel that we are making a difference to help a worthy cause like finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.”

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Local celebrities have teamed up with the Earthquakes for the charity event to scoop, pour and serve root beer floats to fans that make a $3 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. As part of the promotion, each fan that makes a donation will also receive an A&W souvenir cup.

Last year, the Earthquakes raised $5,000 for the American Red Cross and ALS Association as part of the inaugural A&W Root Beer Float Night.

2012 CELEBRITY SCOOPERS:

-Brandi Chastain, former U.S. Women’s National Team star
-Sam Garza, Joey Gjertsen, Tim Ward, current Earthquakes players
-Joey Chestnut, six-time Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest champion
-Josh Thomson, former Strikeforce World Lightweight champion
-Dan Rusanowsky, San Jose Sharks broadcaster
-Jim Kozimor, Earthquakes play-by-play for Comcast SportsNet
-Kelly Gray, former Earthquakes player and current analyst for Comcast SportsNet
-Dan Dibley, Earthquakes sideline reporter for Comcast SportsNet
-Chris Dangerfield, former Earthquakes player
-Earthquakes Wives & Girlfriends: Nikki Busch, Hannah Watson, Karen Yallop, Sandi Gordon, Lindsey Wondolowski, Samantha Cronin, Katie Mancuso
-Santa Clara Police and Fire
-Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Supervisor
-Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County Supervisor
-Megan Holliday, host for Live 105.3
-Jona Denz-Hamilton, host for 94.5 KBAY
-Gold Rush, 49ers cheerleaders
-Stomper, Oakland A’s mascot


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