Dodgers’ significant others lead significant fundraiser
By Erin Edwards
If you attended Sunday’s Dodger game and walked by the Vin Scully Press Box, Loge Section 103 or the Left Field Plaza, chances are you heard fans screaming with excitement.
The screaming wasn’t only because the Dodgers were beating the Padres, but also because hundreds of fans were filled with joy thanks to the autographed baseballs they picked from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s second-annual Spouses Mystery Bag Fundraiser.
The event gave fans the opportunity to make a $40 donation to the LADF in exchange for a brown paper bag containing an autographed baseball from one of more than 25 Dodger players, coaches and Dodger legends. Many of the Dodger players’ wives and significant others worked alongside the LADF team to sell the mystery bags.
The money raised by the event will make it possible for the LADF to continue to support …
- building and maintaining Dodger Dreamfields — baseball and softball fields in underserved communities
- Dodgers RBI, which currently provides 6,000 youth the opportunity to play baseball and softball in Los Angeles
- several local nonprofit organizations.
For example, through our collaboration with Summer Night Lights, more than 700,000 children have access to 32 parks over the summer. Children get free vision screenings and eyeglasses by Vision to Learn. Deserving students are awarded four-year scholarships by the Jackie Robinson Foundation. City Year – Los Angeles impacts over 5,300 students at 26 LAUSD schools.
If you were not able to attend Sunday’s game, don’t worry. LADF will have additional mystery bags available at its silent auctions, located on the Club Level by the Vin Scully Press Box (while supplies last). The silent auctions take place during Friday and Sunday home games, as well as other select promotional nights throughout the 2016 season. Come by to bid on autographed baseballs, photos and jerseys from your favorite current Dodger players and legends. Each silent auction begins 1 1/2 hours before the game and ends 1 1/2 hours after first pitch.