LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers will play host to approximately 350 active duty service members of our nation’s U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, veterans and their families on Monday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Dodger Stadium for a special Veterans Day event presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
As part of the program, Dodger infielder Gavin Lux and broadcaster Joe Davis will hold a Q&A session and visit with military members from 12:30-2:00 p.m. during their lunch in the Lexus Dugout Club. In addition to hearing from Gavin Lux and Joe Davis, Dodger alumni Fernando Valenzuela, Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Billy Ashley and Dennis Powell will be on-hand, while military members enjoy a rotation of activities including batting practice (on the field and in the batting cage), stadium tours and photo/autograph opportunities.
Schedule of events:
Monday, November 11
11:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
11:20 a.m. National anthem performed by Donald Perry, a longtime employee at the LA Air Force Base
11:30 a.m. Lunch/Rotating stations (batting practice, tours, photos/autographs)
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Gavin Lux and Joe Davis Q&A with military members in Lexus Dugout Club
**3:00 p.m. **Program ends
This is a RSVP-only event and it has reached capacity.
The Dodgers honor military personnel and veterans year-round with initiatives including the Military Hero of the Game on-field recognition that takes place during each Dodger home game. For details on the Dodgers’ military programs and ticket promotions, please visit www.dodgers.com/military.
Media parking is available for this event in Lot D. Members of the media interested in attending the Veterans Day batting practice at Dodger Stadium should reply to this email or contact the Dodgers’ Public Relations department by calling (323) 224-1301.
About the Los Angeles Dodgers:
The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, with six World Series championships and 23 National League pennants since its beginnings in Brooklyn in 1890, is committed to a tradition of pride and excellence. The Dodgers are dedicated to supporting a culture of winning baseball, providing a first-class, fan-friendly experience at Dodger Stadium, and building a strong partnership with the community. With the highest cumulative fan attendance in Major League Baseball history, and a record of breaking barriers, the Dodgers are one of the most cherished sports franchises in the world.
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About the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health:
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is the largest public mental health department in the United States. Consistent with the mission of County of Los Angeles, the department provides services, including assessments, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support, psychotherapy and other rehabilitative services to the County’s most vulnerable residents.