LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers will embark on their eighth annual Community Caravan on Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15. This year’s Dodgers Community Caravan presented by USC University Hospital is themed “Two Days of Community Service” where current and former Dodger players will join Dodger fans in giving back to Los Angeles Community.
Monday, February 14
Day one of the Dodgers Community Caravan will feature Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly and Dodgers Andre Ethier and James Loney. Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda alongside former Dodgers Steve Garvey, Bobby Castillo, Tommy Davis, Kenny Landreaux and Rudy Law and Dodger broadcaster Steve Lyons will also participate.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Los Angeles River Cleanup (Public must pre-register for a chance to participate)
The Dodgers in partnership with Los Angeles City Council District 1, Councilmember Ed P. Reyes and Los Angeles Conservation Corps/Los Angeles River Keepers will clean up the banks of the L.A. River.
Dodger fans must pre-register online to participate. The event is open to the first 250 registrants that sign up at www.dodgers.com/caravan.
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit to USC University Hospital, the Official Hospital of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Hospital employees only)
The Dodgers will join USC University Hospital public health workers for lunch as a thank you for their dedication to health care and research.
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. LACER (Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education and Recreation) at Thomas Starr King Middle School (Open to program participants)
LACER, a longstanding Dodgers community partner, provides after school activities to underserved middle and high school youth. The Dodgers will join the LACER youth in playground activities and gardening.
5:00 p.m. Lopez Tonight Taping in Burbank
The Dodgers will make an appearance on George Lopez’s national show to share their community service experiences.
Tuesday, February 15
Dodgers Rafael Furcal, Matt Kemp, Tony Gwynn Jr., Jay Gibbons and Gabe Kapler will join former Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela, Ron Cey, Derrel Thomas, “Sweet” Lou Johnson and Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe in the Los Angeles community for day two of the Dodgers Community Caravan. Dodger broadcasters Charley Steiner and Pepe Yñiguez will also partake.
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Los Angeles Fire Department, Station 3 (Open to media only)
LAFD Chief Millage Peaks, Councilman Tom La Bonge and Los Bomberos President Phillip Dominguez will join Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti and Furcal in announcing the donation of a LAFD fire truck to Furcal’s hometown Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic.
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Heal the Bay, Santa Monica (Public must pre-register for a chance to participate)
Dodger fans will join the Dodgers on a Heal the Bay cleanup at Santa Monica beach. The event is open to the first 750 fans that register online at www.healthebay.org/events. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win autographed baseballs, Dodger tickets and raffle items at the day’s event.
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. West Valley LAPD (West Valley LAPD Personnel Only)
The Dodgers will join the officers at the West Valley LAPD station for lunch as a thank you for their service in protecting the greater Los Angeles Community.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. High School Visit (Open to media only)
The Dodgers will surprise the baseball and softball teams of a local high school and offer playing tips and instruction.
4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Dodgers Dreamfield Dedication Ceremony at Northridge Recreation Center
The Dodgers Dream Foundation will dedicate its 10th Dodgers Dreamfield at the Northridge Recreation Center. Councilman Greig Smith will join and youngsters from the community will participate in the field’s first clinic with the Dodgers who will instruct them on the fundamentals of baseball.
More information on the Dodgers Dream Foundation and the club’s charitable endeavors can be found at dodgers.com/community.
Media should contact the Dodgers Public Relations department for more information on the Dodgers Community Caravan and to confirm attendance.
* All featured guests subject to change