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Dodgers Community Caravan

Dodgers Community Caravan


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

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 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

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

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12 Responses to “Dodgers Community Caravan”

  1. ken says:

    9 teams reporting on the 13th and 7 teams reporting on the 14th. While the Dodgers take time off again and report late to spring training again. I guess the players know the priority for 2011, Public Relations. Over and Under for the number of Dodger pitchers that can go 5 innings in their first start this seasson. 2

  2. ThE OrIgInAl GoNzO says:

    The later they report the less money has to be paid to maintain the complex ie more electricty and water usage. Maybe?

  3. Bill Russell says:

    Some of them were running drills at Dodger Stadium a few weeks back per Jared’s report. Maybe Mark can find out why they are reporting later then some of the other teams. Interesting.

  4. Anonymous says:

    No point in reporting early when your roster is filled with geezers and never weres. We’re teeing this one up hoping to win 81 games while McGoo and his Dragon Lady stay solvent for another year. shock:

  5. lawdog says:

    That anonymous person “above” was me.

  6. lawdog says:

    I find that moniker that goes with everybody’s name but Mr. Timmons’ and his minions to be offensive. Can you change the site to having pictures of posters that are just blank unless the poster choises to submitr his own jpeg or do you insist on portraying people who are no longer your buds and disagree with your conclusions about the dogs as idiots?

  7. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    I wouldn’t describe the graphic accompanying everyone’s post as “offensive”. Mostly harmless, and somewhat pointless, given the same image is repeated over and over. Definitely more pleasing to the eye than Mark’s visage (smile).

    I don’t see the Dodgers reporting for spring training a few days later than other teams as being a big deal. Might even be a good idea, since I’ve often heard that spring training is too long anyway. And if the Dodgers don’t have any long trips to the far east scheduled, then six weeks is probably plenty. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but wasn’t spring training last year unusually long? Clearly that didn’t work out so well. Besides, chances are that some players will report prior to the scheduled date.

  8. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    No sooner do I say the images are the same, that the one in my post is different from those above. Still harmless, and still more pleasing than….

  9. Bill Russell says:

    I want Brooklyns Toll, I don’t look good in green.

  10. Bill Russell says:

    troll that is…….

  11. Bill Russell says:

    We got Ron Mahay. Now we can rest……

  12. Captain Moose says:

    Spring Training IS too long. Why don’t these guys report in shape? They got nothing else to do all winter, might as well get a personal trainer and get physical. A few a.b.’s against live pitching and let’s go.


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