Oakland A's home run has Utah-based Overstock.com stepping up

Published: Friday, June 7 2013 9:20 p.m. MDT

Josh Donaldson home run

O, not X, marked the spot.

That was the case at a recent Oakland A's batting practice, anyway. A home run, courtesy of Josh Donaldson, went through Overstock.com's "O" logo.

This is significant because normally — had the home run occurred in a game — the feat would have won a random fan $10,000.

The lack of fans or game setting, howver, didn't stop Overstock from dishing out the cash anyway. Instead of throwing the money at a lucky individual, the Utah-based company awarded it to the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps soldiers who have been wounded in combat.

The captured video, which includes Donaldson's celebration, made it even sweeter.

Matt Petersen is the sports web editor for DeseretNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheMattPetersen.

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