Current Dodgers, Dodger alumni and Dodger employees will participate in the 11th annual Community Caravan scheduled from Monday through Thursday this week. This yearly event, sponsored by State Farm and entitled Pitching in the Community, includes appearances and charitable work by the Dodgers throughout the Los Angeles area.
On Monday, January 27th, Dodger alumni Ron Cey, Kenny Landreaux, Matt Luke and Dennis Powell will visit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They will visit patients in their rooms as well as interact with patients in arts and crafts and games. There will also be an autograph and photo session as well as a live broadcast fundraiser by Clear Channel Radio which will be co-hosted by Eric Karros.
Next, on Tuesday, January 28th, Dodger alumni Tommy Davis, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Tim Leary and Derrel Thomas will visit Moffitt Elementary School/Playworks. They will also host McBride Park Teen center at Dodger Stadium for ice skating on the recently built ice rink which was used for the NHL Stadium Series on Saturday, January 25th which featured a regular season NHL game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks.
On the third day of Pitching in the Community, Wednesday, January 29th, Tommy Davis, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Lee Lacy, Wes Parker and Bill Russell will visit West Adams Preparatory High School and LA Universal Preschool.
Thursday, January 30th, will feature Billy Ashley, Ron Cey, Al Ferrara, Reggie Smith and Steve Yeager who will visit Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends out care packages to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. The Dodgers will help assemble care packages.
This year current Dodgers will only participate on Friday, January 31st. Details of Friday’s visits and activates have yet to be finalized or announced.
You can learn more about the Dodgers charitable work here.