Dodgers RBI to Host MLB RBI West Regional Tournament as Five Leagues Compete

Teams Compete Friday & Saturday to Reach Championship Games at Dodger Stadium Sunday for Berth in RBI World Series

LOS ANGELES, CA - For the second consecutive year, Dodgers RBI will play host to the MLB RBI West Regional Tournament as five leagues and thirteen teams across three divisions will be competing for the right to advance to the RBI World Series.

Play begins Friday and concludes Sunday with the Junior Baseball (ages 13-15) championship game at 9:30 a.m. and the Senior Baseball (ages 16-18) championship game at 11:00 a.m. at Dodger Stadium. As host team, the Dodgers will have an official welcome dinner for all teams on Saturday night in the Dodgers' Stadium Club. Dennis Powell, a member of the Dodger Alumni League, will address the teams.

In addition to the Junior and Senior Baseball competition, the third division will feature girls' softball for ages 13-18. The winning teams will advance to the RBI World Series in Texas, Aug. 4-15.

The five leagues competing will represent Dodgers RBI, Angels RBI, Arizona RBI, San Diego Padres RBI and Nobu Yamauchi RBI from Hilo, Hawaii.

The girls' softball competition will be held at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton (901 E. Artesia Blvd, Compton 90221).

The Junior Baseball competition will be held in two locations-Algin Sutton Recreation Center (8800 So. Hoover St., Los Angeles, CA 90044) and Ted Watkins Memorial Park (1335 E. 103rd St. Los Angeles 90002).

The Senior Division competition will be played at Jesse Owens Community Regional Park (9651 South Western Ave., Los Angeles 90047).

Algin Sutton Recreation Center, Ted Watkins Memorial Park and Jesse Owens Community Regional Park are all Dodgers DreamFields.

The complete RBI West Regional schedule:

Softball Division-Friday, July 17:  8:30 a.m. Angels @ Dodgers, 11 a.m. Nobu Yamauchi @ Arizona, 1:30 p.m. Dodgers @ Nobu Yamauchi, 4 p.m. Arizona @ Angels. Saturday, July 18:  9 a.m. Angels vs. Nobu Yamauchi, 12 p.m. Dodgers vs. Arizona. Sunday, July 19:  10:30 a.m. 2 teams with best records in championship game. All games at MLB Urban Youth Academy.

Junior Division-Friday, July 17:  9 a.m. Dodgers @ Angels at Algin Sutton Rec. Center, 11:30 a.m. San Diego @ Arizona at Algin Sutton Rec. Center, 11:30 a.m. Angels @ Nobu Yamauchi at Ted Watkins Memorial Park, 2 p.m. Arizona @ Dodgers at Algin Sutton Rec. Center, 2 p.m. Nobu Yamauchi @ San Diego at Ted Watkins Memorial Park. Saturday, July 18:  8:30 a.m. Angels @ Arizona at Algin Sutton Rec. Center, 8:30 a.m. Nobu Yamauchi @ Dodgers at Ted Watkins Memorial Park, 11 a.m. San Diego @ Angels at Algin Sutton Rec. Center, 11 a.m. Arizona at Nobu Yamauchi at Ted Watkins Memorial park, 1:30 p.m. Dodgers @ San Diego at Algin Sutton Rec. Center. Sunday, July 19:  9:30 a.m. 2 teams with best records in championship game at Dodger Stadium.

Senior Division-Friday, July 17: 8:30 a.m. Angels @ Nobu Yamauchi, 11 a.m. Dodgers @ Arizona, 1:30 p.m. Nobu Yamauchi @ Dodgers, 4 p.m. Arizona @ Angels. Saturday, July 18:

10 a.m. Angels vs. Dodgers, 12:30 p.m. Nobu Yamauchi vs. Arizona.   All Friday and Saturday games at Jesse Owens Park.   Sunday, July 19: 11:00 a.m. 2 teams with best records in championship game at Dodger Stadium.

ABOUT DODGERS RBI

Dodgers RBI, a cornerstone program of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), is a comprehensive baseball program for boys and girls, ages 5-18. Working together with local organizations, parents and volunteers, Dodgers RBI currently offers 4,000 youth the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game with special emphasis on education, recreation and healthy habits for young people. LADF provides uniforms

and equipment, recruitment assistance, cash grants and education/health resources to all teams. Dodgers RBI is offered at 23 locations in South Los Angeles, Compton and Venice. Dodger RBI is administered in partnership with the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Venice, MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton and the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club.

Dodgers RBI seeks to promote greater inclusion of under-resourced youth, increase participation and interest in baseball and softball, encourage academic participation and achievement, stress healthy habits and wellness and focus on fun, teamwork and fair play.

Dodgers Carl Crawford and Jimmy Rollins are both former MLB RBI players. To learn more about Dodgers RBI please visit www.dodgers.com/LADF.

ABOUT RBI

The RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program, which is in its 27th year of operation and began in Los Angeles, administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic achievement and success, and teach the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. RBI currently serves more than 220,000 young men and women in more than 300 programs established in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI program and the RBI World Series, please visit mlb.mlb.com/rbi