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Event for Registered 2021 Dodgers RBI Participants
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WHAT: The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will host this year’s fifth walk-up Dodger Day presented by ARCO for 650 Dodgers RBI players and their families this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Belvedere Park (4914 East Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022).
The fun-filled community resource fair will include a fitness obstacle course, photo opportunities, education resources, vaccine education, health screenings, giveaways, basic necessities, food boxes provided by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, library card registration, and free books from the Los Angeles Public Library.
This season Bank of America returns as the Dodgers RBI Community Ambassador Sponsor. ARCO returns as Presenting Sponsor of Dodgers Days. 2021 Dodgers RBI and Dodger Day partnering organizations include: California Masonic Foundation, California Pizza Kitchen, Dasani, Gatorade, Helen and Will Webster Foundation, Kershaw’s Challenge, LA84 Foundation, Los Angeles County Public Works, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Melissa’s Produce, Nike, Papa Cantella’s, Pull Up Neighbor, So Cal Honda, Topps, UCLA Health, and Vision to Learn.
WHO: Tiffany Rubin, Director of Youth Programs, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Martin Rascon, Recreation Services Manager, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
Registered 2021 Dodgers RBI players
WHEN: Saturday, August 28th, 2021
10:00am- Registered Participant Check-In; Event and activations open (media encouraged here)
12:00pm- Event concludes
WHERE: Belvedere Park – 4914 East Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022
MISC: Dodger Days presented by ARCO return to live events for more than 2,700 families after a year of pivoting to drive-thru distributions of food, PPE, sports equipment, and basic needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for thousands of families throughout Los Angeles.
After seven successful years, Dodgers RBI has evolved into something bigger than baseball. Serving youth ages 5-18, with an emphasis on Black youth, girls, and teens, it is a youth development program that uses the power of sport to provide critical resources and services to communities who are experiencing social injustices. Much more than a program that increases participation in baseball and softball, LADF is focused on addressing the root causes of poverty- social, racial and economic disparities.
The 2021 season features both in-person and virtual programming, including baseball and softball practices and games, in-person clinics, Player Development Trainings, Wellness Wednesdays, Coaches Trainings, Dodger Days, Virtual Fitness Clinics, Virtual Parent Workshops, Virtual College & Career Accelerator Workshops, Racial Equity curriculum, and more. Registration is free for all participants and includes uniforms, equipment, personal protective equipment, health and educational resources, basic necessities and more. To learn more, please visit Dodgers.com/DodgersRBI
About the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is bigger than baseball with ambitions to be the city’s premier charity. We envision a city where everyone regardless of zip code has the opportunity to thrive. We are tackling the most pressing problems facing Los Angeles with a mission to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos. Since 1995, we have invested more than $32 million in programs and grants to nonprofits, and fundraising has increased by 1,000% since 2012. That growth has enabled us to do more.
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(Article courtesy of LA Dodgers)
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