Annual A&W Root Beer Float Night presented by 7UP coming to Buck Shaw on Aug. 16

Local celebrities team up to scoop for the event benefitting JDRF

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will host their Fourth Annual A&W Root Beer Float Night, presented by 7UP, on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. PT in the Epicenter Fan Zone prior to the club’s clash with FC Dallas.

Local celebrities, including the club’s broadcast team of Anthony Passarelli, Kate Scott and Chris Dangerfield, have teamed up with the Earthquakes for the charity event to scoop, pour and serve root beer floats to fans with a recommended $5 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each fan that makes the recommended donation will also receive an A&W souvenir cup while supplies last.

Last year, the Earthquakes raised $10,500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as part of the third annual A&W Root Beer Float Night.

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JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.