LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers conclude their ninth homestand of the season with a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates tomorrow, August 12, Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. Tomorrow's contest takes place at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Saturday's contest takes place at 1:05 p.m., auto gates open at 10:35 a.m. and stadium gates open at 11:05 a.m. The final game of the series against the Pirates Sunday takes place at 1:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates at 11:10 a.m. Tickets for games tomorrow through Sunday are available and can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.
For the series against the Pirates, Levy Restaurants will offer the Pittsburgh "Primanti" Dog at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas located on the field, loge and reserve levels. The Pittsburgh "Primanti" Dog is an all-beef hot dog topped with French fries, provolone cheese, coleslaw and tomatoes.
The Dodgers and ThinkCure! will play host to ThinkCure! weekend which kicks off Saturday. Through ThinkCure!, the Dodgers and their fans support City of Hope's efforts to find new treatments and cures for cancer patients. The annual ThinkCure event has raised more than $2 million the past eight years to help support research grants, setting the stage for medical breakthroughs. Highlights of the weekend will include: Saturday's first pitch thrown by Steven T. Rosen, M.D., provost and chief scientific officer at City of Hope; and Sunday's first pitches thrown by hematologist Stephen J. Forman, M.D., leader of the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute at City of Hope, and his patient, leukemia survivor Steven Bochco, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and writer and pediatric patients treated at City of Hope taking the field as part of "Kids Take The Field" and as announcers for "It's time for Dodger baseball!"
Donations can be made by visiting the ThinkCure! web site at www.thinkcure.org. ThinkCure! is an innovative, community-based non-profit organization that raises funds to accelerate collaborative research to cure cancer. The organization funds research projects at City of Hope by convening an objective, peer-based panel of expert doctors and giving to the most promising collaborative and leading-edge cancer research projects.
The Dodgers will play host to Kings Night tomorrow. A ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and a co-branded Kings/Dodger scarf (images attached) can be purchased at www.dodgers.com/kings. Levy Restaurants will offer the LA Crown drink Friday which features Crown Royal, Coca-Cola on the rocks with a lime wedge and it will be available for purchase at the right and left-field plaza bars.
Former Kings Daryl Evans and Derek Armstrong will sign autographs for fans in the right-field plaza from 5:10 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will be joined by the Ice Crew and mascot Bailey. The group will also be on the field for pregame ceremonies. Kings Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis, Brayden McNabb and Tyler Toffoli will throw the ceremonial first pitch. The entire Kings group will officially start the game by announcing "It's time for Dodger baseball!"
DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment in the right-field plaza and Hair Feathers band will be in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fans are invited onto the field for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's immediately following the game. Friday's show will be set to Elvis Presley's greatest hits. It was 50 years ago when Presley shot a scene from the movie "Spinout" in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. In an effort to continue to be good neighbors to the residents surrounding Dodger Stadium, fireworks shows will take place before 11:00 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to length of game.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 427 youth from Smith Park Pony Baseball in Pico Rivera, SC Rebels Baseball in La Mirada, Maryvale Family Services in Rosemead, Greater New Unity Church in South L.A. and Bell High MTCA Academy will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles-area underserved youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.
The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army veteran Major James D. Key of Los Angeles. Key's military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Key currently serves as the Brigade Chaplain for the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade in Fort Drum, NY. He is the author of more than 40 articles and one book titled "Touch and Go: From the streets of South Central Los Angeles to the War in Iraq."
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will play host to the winners of this season's Dodgers RBI Recycling Challenge. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs worked in partnership with LADF and the Dodgers' radio network flagship AM 570 LA Sports to encourage fans to recycle bottles and cans in an effort to reduce landfill waste. This season participating Dodgers RBI teams generated more than $26,000 from recycling. The first, second and third-place winning teams who recycled the most will be on hand for the game. The voice of the campaign, Dodger broadcaster Orel Hershiser, will catch the first pitch thrown by the pitcher of the first-place team, the Dodgers of Roosevelt Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items for auction tomorrow include a Clayton Kershaw autographed jersey, an Adrian Gonzalez autographed photo and a Joc Pederson autographed baseball. More than 25 items will be up for bid.
Tomorrow, Friday, August 12
The Dodgers take on the Pirates at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. Auto gates open at 10:35 a.m. and stadium gates open at 11:05 a.m.
The Dodgers will play host to the SoldierCare Project. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced more amputee, brain-injured and PTSD young men and women than in any other conflict. SoldierCare, based in Studio City, identifies newly-injured soldiers and sponsors trips to California with their families or significant others as a much-needed break from year-long rehabilitation schedules. SoldierCare mentors these young men and women with post-discharge support, wish lists for their return to civilian life and navigating medical care in the VA system. For more information or to make a donation, please contact SoldierCare Chair David Rosenberg at [email protected].
As part of the SoldierCare Project, a group of heroes will throw the ceremonial first pitch: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Odin Ayala of San Diego who served in Iraq and Afghanistan; U.S. Army Sergeant Cristian Valle of Livermore who served in Iraq; U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Jonathon Blank of Augusta, KS, who served in Afghanistan; U.S. Army Sergeant Patrick Wickens of Denton, MT, who served in Iraq; U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jon Warren of Laguna Niguel who served in Iraq; U.S. Marine Lieutenant Corporal Dakota Potter of Wilmington, NC, stationed at 29 Palms; U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Anthony Meter of Checotah, OK, who served a deployment in the Pacific; U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Jonathan Murr of Crystal City, MO, who served in Afghanistan; and U.S. Marine Corporal Tyler Williams of West Haven, CT, who served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.
DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment in the right-field plaza, a balloon artist will be in the left-field plaza, Smokin' Cobras Band will provide musical entertainment in the right-field reserve and Angel City Dixieland Band will be in the left-field reserve from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" celebrates its 30th anniversaries this year and will be the featured film on Movie Night presented by Fandango Saturday. One of the most beloved comedies of all-time, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara and Alan Ruck, will hit the screen at Dodger Stadium following the game. Tickets are available and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/movies.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) Dre Dayz program, now in its second season, takes place Saturday. For Dre Dayz, Andre Ethier has donated Dodger Stadium luxury suite nights to benefit LADF grantees. Ethier has donated eight suite nights that LADF distributes to various non-profit organizations. Students that partake in Dre Dayz attend Dodger batting practice on the field, meet and take photos with Ethier, receive New Balance shoes and apparel, food and beverages are provided in the suite and organizations and students receive a recognition pre-game and in-game as part of the "Giving Moment presented by LADF."
Drey Dayz will play host to the Posse Foundation, one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the U.S. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. The Posse scholars attending the game as part of Dre Dayz had perfect attendance for eight months of pre-collegiate training.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 422 youth from Operation Progress in Watts, Sultana Sports & Science Academy in Ontario, A Chance for Children in South L.A., Violence Intervention Program in Boyle Heights, SoCal Falcons and GRYD in Watts will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles-area underserved youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.
The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Navy Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis of Los Angeles. Alkonis completed anti-submarine warfare weapons and tactics instructor training in Point Loma. As a crewmember on the USS Fitzgerald in Yokosuka, Japan, he deployed throughout the Indo-Pacific region as an independent destroyer. He was awarded three Navy Commendation Medals and a Flag Letter of Commendation. He is currently stationed in Monterey, attending the Naval postgraduate school to earn a master's degree in engineering acoustics.
Saturday, August 13
The Dodgers conclude the series against Pittsburgh and the ninth homestand of the season at 1:10 p.m. Sunday. All auto gates open at 10:40 a.m. and all stadium gates open at 11:10 a.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Magic Johnson Gnome presented by Bank of America (image attached).
Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable, takes place at 11:10 a.m. Entertainment will be provided by BombaChante and Ballet Folklorico Otomi. Dodger alumni Billy Ashley and Manny Mota will sign autographs for fans.
As part of Adrián González's Viva Los Dodgers program, representatives and youth from LEAD Inc. & YouthBuild, a non-profit based in Lincoln Heights, will attend Sunday's game courtesy of González and wife Betsy. LEAD Inc. & YouthBuild empowers and builds leadership in inner-city youth to improve their lives, families, and community. Through LEAD YouthBuild, students ages 16-24 are able to complete their high school education and create pathways to college and careers. The Gonzalez family plays host to fans each Sunday home game and provides them with All-You-Can-Eat right-field pavilion tickets and one parking pass per each group of four throughout the 2016 season. The Dodgers will also present a Community Hero Award to Ely Flores, a local, national and international advocate and leader for opportunities and education for marginalized youth.
Viva Los Dodgers takes place each Sunday of every homestand two hours prior to the game. The season-long initiative celebrates Latino culture in Los Angeles and the legacy of Latino Dodgers past and present at a family friendly pregame festival at the historic 76 station. The event is free with a game-day ticket. All Dodger fans are welcome. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/viva and www.losdodgers.com/viva.
The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marines Corps veteran Corporal Josue Barron of Los Angeles. Barron joined the Marines right after high school graduation and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at Camp Pendleton. During his second deployment to Afghanistan, he stepped on an IED, which resulted in the loss of his left leg and left eye. After months of recovery and surgeries, he wears a glass eye that bears the Marine Corps logo. He is currently completing a bachelor's degree.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 386 youth from Lugarmus and Generation X in Inglewood, Los Angeles School Police Department Explorers A Chance for Children in South L.A., WBC Watts Bears and SoCal Falcons in Watts will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles-area underserved youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items for auction Sunday include a Justin Turner autographed jersey, an Adrian Gonzalez autographed photo and a Earvin "Magic" Johnson autographed baseball. More than 25 items will be up for bid.
Sunday, August 14
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) now holds a charitable in-game raffle to benefit its programs and local youth organizations every home game. Raffle tickets at every Dodger home game are available at three price points: three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. Fans can visit kiosks on three levels in-stadium: left-field plaza, loge sections 103 and 105 and reserve level section 10. Sellers will also be roving throughout Dodger Stadium concourses and seating areas in top deck, reserve, club, loge, field and pavilion sections. For more information, please visit www.dodgers.com/5050raffle.
SportsNetLA telecasts all games. Spanish-language Dodger game telecasts in high definition are available for Time Warner Cable customers on channel 324. iHeartMedia Los Angeles and the Dodgers broadcast all games on AM 570 LA Sports. All Dodger games in Spanish are broadcast on Univision 1020 KTNQ. Saturday's contest will be telecast by FS1.
Uber is now the preferred ride of the Dodgers. With Uber, fans can get dropped off at any of the five entry gates during pregame. Once the game is over, fans can head to the dedicated Uber Zone in Lot 12 to meet their driver and be on their way in no time.
The Dodger Stadium Express offers two express services to Dodger Stadium: the Dodger Stadium Express Union Station and the Dodger Stadium Express South Bay. Dodger Stadium Express Union Station and Dodger Stadium Express South Bay services are free of charge with a Dodger game-day ticket. Dodger Stadium Express Union Station service will be provided every 10 minutes starting 90 minutes prior to the start of the game and runs approximately every 30 minutes throughout the game. Dodger Stadium Express South Bay service runs every 20 minutes starting two hours before game time, with the last bus leaving Harbor Gateway Transit Center at game time. Complete details on the Dodger Stadium Express services, route information and helpful tips from METRO can be found by visiting www.Metro.net/dodgers or by calling 323.GO.METRO.
The 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook is on sale at all Dodger team stores and at www.dodgers.com/yearbook. This unique, 180-page publication offers a special 27-page tribute to the 10th anniversary of Clayton Kershaw being drafted by the Dodgers, a salute to Hall of Famer broadcaster Vin Scully and much more.
The ninth 2016 issue of the new Dodger Insider magazine (image attached), featuring Howie Kendrick on the cover, is available at Dodger Stadium. Dodger Insider magazine includes news, features, analysis, photos, games, stadium information and more, and is distributed for free at stadium auto gates and Fan Services booths. The magazine is the print companion to the official team blog of the same name, which can be found at www.dodgers.com/insider.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) has launched a number of new and continued fundraisers for the 2016 season, giving fans an opportunity to support programs that benefit children and families in Los Angeles. For the first time ever in-stadium merchandise stores (Top of The Park and Left Field Stores) carry a 47 Brand LADF Logo Tee. Fans can also contribute by donating their RV, truck, motorcycle or cars by visiting www.dodgers.com/VehicleDonation. Ribbon-board messages are available for all home games for a $75 donation. Registration for the New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K and 10K Run and Kids Fun Run, presented by Gazillion Bubbles, to take place on Sunday, October 2 at Dodger Stadium is now live at www.dodgers.com/RUN. To learn more about LADF please visit www.dodgers.com/LADF and follow LADF on social media: Twitter (@DodgersFdn), Instagram (@dodgersfoundation) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/LosAngelesDodgersFoundation).
Media interested in applying for daily credentials should apply 24 hours prior to game time at http://credentials.mlb.com. For questions, please contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by replying to this email or calling (323) 224-1301.