The Oakland A’s Team Up with Smile Train


Angie Balfour, Wife of Pitcher Grant Balfour, will lead group of players wives in the Miles for Smiles Treadmill Run during home game on Friday, July 26th versus The Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim.

WHAT: Miles for Smiles Treadmill Run
On July 26th, The Oakland Athletics will highlight Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity, during a home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Angie Balfour, wife of Oakland A’s pitcher Grant Balfour, is teaming up with additional players’ wives to participate in a run during the entirety of the game to raise funds for the charity.

The wives will take turns running on a treadmill throughout the game with the goal of collectively completing a marathon by the game’s end.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Smile Train.

WHEN: Friday, July 26th at 7:05PM

WHO: Angie Balfour & additional Oakland A’s players wives


Smile Train’s mission is to provide a child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a child born without a cleft. We provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive care to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries and train doctors and medical professionals in over 80 countries.  Unlike many charities that do many different things, Smile Train’s mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where millions of children are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly and aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. They face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor – too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades. We want our mission to be yours