Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour presented by Bank of America launches Monday

Week of service opens Monday with wildfire first responder luncheon & batting practice; concludes Friday with playground build.

January 19th, 2018

The Los Angeles Dodgers will hold their 15th annual community service week with events throughout the greater Los Angeles area during the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour presented by Bank of America, which runs from Monday, Jan. 22-Friday, Jan. 26. This week of community outreach and fan appreciation will include 12 events and feature Dodger players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters as well as Bank of America employee volunteers making visits throughout the Southland.

The tour will be bookended with large-scale service projects, and will kick off on Monday, Jan. 22 with a Dodger Stadium luncheon and batting practice for first responders from fire stations across Southern California who battled the state's wildfires. The week concludes on Friday, Jan. 26, when Dodger players and staff - in partnership with Bank of America, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, KaBOOM! and the City of Alhambra - will build a playground together in just one day. 

Additionally, during the course of the week, the Dodgers will work with numerous municipalities, non-profits and team partners to give back to the community, including the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), 826LA, Para Los Niños, the City of Alhambra, the LA City Council, McDonald's, the City of Pasadena, Project Scientist, Fandango, L.A. Family Housing, Boys and Girls Club - Mackenzie-Scott Branch, Point Mugu Naval Air Station, the Dream Center and Cedars-Sinai.

As a thank you to fans and the community for their support of the Tour, the Dodgers will offer a 50% discount and early access to purchase tickets to six select April games, with tickets starting at only $7. More information on the offer, which will be active until midnight on Friday, Jan. 26, will be revealed on social media early next week.

Members of the media interested in attending any Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour presented by Bank of America events should contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by replying to this email or calling (323) 224-1301.

Monday, January 22

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.              LA Reads at 826LA

Alex Wood and Ross Stripling, with the support of Bank of America volunteers, will join 4th grade students from Para Los Niños, a current LADF grant recipient, in the process of brainstorming, writing and creating a book.

826LA, 1714 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.             California Wildfires First Responders Luncheon/Batting Practice

The Dodgers will host over 350 firefighters who battled wildfires in Southern California for lunch and batting practice. Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Kiké Hernández, Joc Pederson, Trayce Thompson, Ross Stripling and Alex Woodare expected to attend. In addition, Bank of America Senior Vice President Garrett Gin will give remarks and will be joined by Bank of America volunteers.

Dodger Stadium

Tuesday, January 23                                   

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.            Dodgers Celebrate 60 Years in Los Angeles at City Hall

Steve Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela, Ron Cey, Steve Yeager and Charley Steiner will join the City Council to make a special presentation in celebration of the Dodgers' 60 years in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles City Hall

 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.           Dodgers at McDonald's

 Yasiel Puig will take orders and the Dodgers will foot the bill at a secret McDonald's location to be revealed Tuesday morning on social media.

Media interested in covering this event can contact Dodgers PR for event location.

 

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.               Dodgers Pet Family Photo Day

In partnership with the City of Pasadena, Joc Pederson will take photos with fans and their dogs, who will receive a Dodger dog t-shirt. Bank of America volunteers will support the event.

Alice's Dog Park, 3026 E. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

 

4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.               S.T.E.M. Night with the Dodgers

The Dodgers will host 100 female students from Project Scientist for a panel discussion about the role of S.T.E.M. - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - in baseball. Dodger General Manager Farhan Zaidi, Strength & Conditioning Coach Brandon McDaniel, members of the club's analytics department and Judith Peach, a General Manager at the Aerospace Corporation, will lead the panel. Bank of America volunteers will support the event.

Dodger Stadium, Lexus Dugout Club.

Wednesday, January 24                               

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.               Winter Training with the Dodgers

Kenley Jansen, Nomar Garciaparra and Dodger minor leaguers D.J. Peters andJacob Amaya will lead Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) players from the City of Inglewood in a baseball skills clinic with the help of volunteers from Bank of America.

GBG Training Academy, 2607 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA

4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.               Dodger Movie Takeover

Chris Taylor and Kyle Farmer will host pre-selected families from LA. Family Housing and the Boys and Girls Club - Mackenzie-Scott Branch for a screening of Paddington 2, courtesy of Fandango. Bank of America will support the event.

Media interested in covering this event can contact Dodgers PR for event location.

 

Thursday, January 25

11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.            Point Mugu Naval Air Station Visit

Cody Bellinger, Andrew Toles and Kiké Hernández will join military personnel for a tour of the base and simulated training activities. 

Media must RSVP in advance - Point Mugu Naval Air Station, Ventura, CA

3:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.              LA Reads Literacy Corner at the Dream Center

Justin Turner will open a new literacy corner with donated books and materials.

Dream Center, 2301 Bellevue Ave., Los Angeles

 

5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.              'Dodger Shave Party' for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Yasiel Puig will shave his head in solidarity with young patients who are undergoing cancer treatment at Cedars-Sinai.

Dodger Stadium, Club Level off Lot D

Friday, January 26

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.               KaBOOM! Playground Build

Dodger players and employees, Bank of America volunteers, LADF and community members from the City of Alhambra will break ground, build and dedicate a playground in a single day. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. and a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Expected to be in attendance: Dave Roberts, Logan Forsythe, Cody Bellinger, Chris TaylorJoc Pederson, Scott Alexander, Dylan Baker, Walker Buehler, Tony Cingrani, Kyle Farmer, Tom Koehler, Adam Liberatore, Tim Locastro, Henry Owens, Rob Segedin, Ross Stripling, Andrew Toles, Alex Verdugo andJoe Davis.

Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Avenue, Alhambra, CA