The Los Angeles Dodgers Community Service Caravan, “Pitching in the Community”, presented by jcpenney, is a civic engagement initiative where the Dodger players, Dodger alumni and employees joined together for a weeklong celebration of service in partnership with community based organizations to give back to the Los Angeles community.
This year we kicked off on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and continued throughout the week in the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy of service. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” The Dodgers answered Dr. King’s call to service by engaging players and alumni with the community on meaningful projects touching on the three pillars the Dodgers have focused their community efforts on.
Dodger alumni started off the Caravan by:
• Painting a Dodger mural with City Year at Belmont High School in LA;
• Reading to children at the Southeast YMCA in Huntington Park;
• Building a community garden with Youth Speak Collective and Maclay Middle School in Pacoima; and
• Leading recreational activities with Playworks at La Tijera Elementary School in Inglewood.
Dodger players continued the Caravan by:
• Preparing healthy meals with culinary arts students at Santee Educational Complex in South LA;
• Engaging with youth on some amazing art projects at Inner City Arts in downtown LA;
• Interacting with the youth of Tobinworld in Glendale; and
• Playing games and signing autographs at the LA Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln Heights.
The Los Angeles Dodgers take tremendous pride in serving our fans and understand that we have a unique opportunity to be active participants in the community.