Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable starts this Sunday; Adrian Gonzalez will make a special appearance

LOS ANGELES - Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable, now in its sixth season, will start Sunday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. prior to the 1:10 p.m. game against the Colorado Rockies. Auto gates open at 10:30 a.m. and Viva Los Dodgers takes place at the historic 76 station. Dodger first baseman Adrian Gonzalez will make a special appearance from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Gonzalez will officially launch his community program, Adrian Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers Days.

The Dodgers will lead off this season of Viva Los Dodgers with a Mexican heritage celebration. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for a chance to take a photo with Gonzalez. Blue Prints will provide one complimentary photo per family or group. Dodger alumnus and broadcaster Manny Mota will also sign autographs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Latin Grammy-nominated Trio Ellas and Mexican regional artist Jesus Mendoza.

Viva Los Dodgers takes place each Sunday of every homestand two hours prior to game. The season-long initiative celebrates Latino culture in Los Angeles and the legacy of Latino Dodgers past and present at a family-friendly pregame festival at the historic 76 station. The event is free with a game-day ticket. All Dodger fans are welcome. Gonzalez and his wife, Betsy, will launch Adrian Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers Days Sunday.

"Viva Los Dodgers is a great family event I've been a part of since I joined the club and I'm happy to take some time Sunday to meet some fans," said Gonzalez. "My wife Betsy and I are also pleased to host families for Viva Los Dodgers because we want families who might not have the means to come here to experience a Sunday at Dodger Stadium. We think what we do in the community is just as important as what I do on the field. This is a special program to us."

Adrian and Betsy will host 72 fans per game (18 families of four) and provide one parking pass per each group of four starting Sunday and continuing throughout the 2015 season: May 3 (1:10 p.m. vs. Diamondbacks), May 17 (1:10 p.m. vs. Rockies), May 24 (1:10 p.m. vs. Padres), June 7 (TBD vs. Cardinals), June 21 (TBD vs. Giants), July 5 (1:10 p.m. vs. Mets), July 12 (1:10 p.m. vs. Brewers), August 2 (TBD vs. Angels), August 16 (1:10 p.m. vs. Reds), August 30 (TBD vs. Cubs), September 20 (1:10 p.m. vs. Pirates) and October 3 (6:10 p.m. vs. Padres). Tickets in the All-You-Can-Eat right-field pavilion will be provided and include unlimited Dodger dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and Coca-Cola products.

Viva Los Dodgers includes live music, giveaways and sponsorship activations that offer family-friendly activities. Talent that has performed at Viva Los Dodgers includes Grammy and Latin Grammy nominees and winners. Fans that attend Viva Los Dodgers will also have the chance to meet, take photos with and receive autographs from current and former Dodger players. Current Dodgers that made appearances at Viva Los Dodgers in 2014 included Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig, Paco Rodriguez, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Juan Uribe. Dodger broadcasters Jaime Jarrín, Jorge Jarrín, Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yñiguez also partake annually.

Viva Los Dodgers sponsors include Avita Water, Chef Merito, Frito Lay, Gazillion Bubbles, Kellogg's, LoanMart, Montejo, Red Cross, Sports Authority, State Farm and Welk Resorts. Broadcast partners are AM 570 LA Sports, SportsNet LA and Univision. State Farm offers photo opportunities for fans, face painters and an inflatable batting game. Their giveaways include co-branded rally towels, drawstring bags and branded sunglasses. Gazillion Bubbles will present the Gazillion Bubble Car to blow bubbles at Viva Los Dodgers. For the first time ever, fans can buy a taco and a Montejo beer at the Montejo Truck. Montejo will also sell their beverage.

Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers program will play host to families from the Dream Center Sunday. Founded in 1994, the Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of more than 80,000 individuals and families each month in Los Angeles through mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for adults, shelters for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, emancipating home, job skills training, life skills, counseling, basic education and more.

For the fourth consecutive season, at each Viva Los Dodgers, the Dodgers will present a community hero award which will be presented Sunday to the Dream Center's Director of Public Relations, Clint Carlton. This award for outstanding service in the Latino and greater community of Los Angeles is presented at each Viva Los Dodgers and each honoree will be recognized on stage at the festival.

Current and former Dodger player appearances and talent additions will be announced throughout the season. The Dodgers will also add a Dominican heritage celebration at Viva Los Dodgers. The club's season-long initiative culminates with La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable on Saturday, October 3. Fans can get more information on Viva Los Dodgers and purchase tickets at www.dodgers.com/viva, www.losdodgers.com/viva, or by calling 866-DODGERS. Fans can follow the Dodgers' official Spanish-language Twitter handle @LosDodgers all season long and for special Viva Los Dodgers content.

Viva Los Dodgers Sunday, April 19

Media gates

9:10 a.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

9:40 p.m.

Auto gates

10:30 a.m.

Viva Los Dodgers at the 76 station

11:00 a.m.

Adrian Gonzalez at Viva Los Dodgers

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Stadium gates

11:00 a.m.

Manny Mota at Viva Los Dodgers

11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

DJ Steve Aoki performance on Dodger dugout

12:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

12:55 p.m.

Game time

1:10 p.m.

Complete Viva Los Dodgers schedule:

 

Date/Game Time

Opponent

Talent

April 19, 1:10 p.m.

Rockies

Mexican heritage day: Trio Ellas and Jesus Mendoza

May 3, 1:10 p.m.

D-backs

Sonsoles and Danny Mercer

May 17, 1:10 p.m.

Rockies

Louie Cruz Beltran and Mar de Ashe

May 24, 1:10 p.m.

Padres

40 Watt Hype and Blue Agave

June 7, TBD

Cardinals

Viento Callejero and Los 5

June 21, TBD

Giants

Sinverguenza

July 5, 1:10 p.m.

Mets

TBD

July 12, 1:10 p.m.

Brewers

Cuban heritage day: TBD

Aug. 2, TBD

Angels

TBD

Aug. 16, 1:10 p.m.

Reds

Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Aug. 30, TBD

Cubs

Hector Guerra

Sept. 20, 1:10 p.m.

Pirates

TBD

Oct. 3, 6:10 p.m.         Padres             La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers: TBD

Media interested in applying for daily credentials should apply 24 hours prior to game time at http://credentials.mlb.com. For questions on Viva Los Dodgers, please contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by replying to this email or calling (323) 224-1301.