Dodgers' 12th annual Community Caravan presented by Bank of America begins Monday at Garfield High School in East L.A. with Adrian Gonzalez and Dodger alumni

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will embark on their 12th annual Community Service Caravan, Pitching in the Community presented by Bank of America, beginning Monday, January 26. The week-long civic engagement initiative, which will include participation from Dodger players, alumni and employees and Bank of America volunteers, will impact the greater Los Angeles community through Friday, January 30.

 

Monday, Dodger first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and Dodger alumni Eric Karros, Tim Leary, Dennis Powell and Derrel Thomas will host a baseball skills clinic with the junior varsity and varsity baseball and softball teams at Garfield High School in east L.A., 5101 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, 90022.

 

Gonzalez will kick off Monday's baseball clinic at Garfield High School at 2:30 p.m. Students will learn about the importance of academics and athletics and will get to engage with Gonzalez in a Q&A session. Gonzalez will then lead a hitting clinic along with Dodger alumnus Eric Karros. Dodger alumni Tim Leary, Dennis Powell and Derrel Thomas will lead instruction in base-running and pitching. The Dodgers' baseball skills clinic will conclude at 4:00 p.m.

 

The Dodgers' Pitching in the Community presented by Bank of America is a week-long civic engagement initiative where Dodger players, alumni and employees and Bank of America volunteers join together in partnership with community-based organizations to help promote and support work that is positively changing the lives of children, teens and adults in greater Los Angeles. Through this initiative, the Dodgers continue to build on their tradition of community service with the goal of inspiring youth and adults to play, learn, live and serve.

 

Pitching in the Community also officially launches the Dodgers' 2015 community relations work. As part of the cultural fabric of Los Angeles, the Dodgers seek to enhance their responsibility to every segment of the L.A. community through meaningful partnerships, programs and events. Community organizations interested in learning more should contact the Dodgers' community relations department by emailing community1@ladodgers.com.

 

Members of the media interested in attending Monday's baseball skills clinic at Garfield High School should contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by replying to this email or calling (323) 224-1301.

 

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