Dodgers to hold earthquake relief fundraiser Tuesday


By Yvonne Carrasco and Daisuke Sugiura

Kenta Maeda, along with teammates Yasmani Grandal and Yasiel Puig, manager Dave Roberts and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, will sign autographs for donations in the left-field plaza before Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium against the Marlins, in an effort to raise funds that will go toward earthquake relief in Japan and Ecuador.

Both countries recently suffered devastating earthquakes. Maeda, a native of Tadaoka in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan, spearheaded this fundraising event, and Jarrín, a native of Quito, Ecuador, joined him to encourage support of his native country.

Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, with stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m.. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. The Dodgers will sign autographs from approximately 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A minimum cash donation of $10 will be collected per autograph, with a maximum of two autographs per person. As soon as stadium gates open, interested fans will be directed to form lines in the left-field plaza where the Dodgers are scheduled to sign. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross, and the Dodgers will match the total amount raised Tuesday.

Fans must hold a ticket to Tuesday’s game to enter the stadium and participate in the fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling (866) DODGERS.

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