LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers will play host to approximately 300 guests comprised of pre-selected active duty service members of our nation's U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, veterans and their families for batting practice at Dodger Stadium tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day.
Dodger special guests will be in attendance. Dodger infielder Micah Johnson, Dodger great Ron Cey and Dodger alumni Billy Ashley and Dennis Powell will be present to welcome the group of active duty military members and veterans. Dodger in-game host Jessica Rosales will serve as emcee. U.S. Army Sergeant Stephanie Jones will perform the national anthem. Jones enlisted in the Army in 2009 and is currently stationed at Fort Irwin as a food service specialist. Her awards include an Army Commendation Medal, four Army Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War Terrorism Service Medal. In her spare time, she sings at military events.
Veterans Day batting practice at Dodger Stadium schedule:
Tomorrow, Friday, November 11
11:00 a.m. Check-in and T-shirt distribution
11:00 a.m. Photos courtesy of Blue Prints
11:00 a.m. Dodger character on hand and pitching inflatable in visitors' bullpen
11:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
11:55 a.m. National anthem
12:00 p.m. Lunch in Dugout Club
12:00 p.m. Batting practice and various activities:
- Hitting on the field
- Stadium tours
- Hitting in the Dodger batting cage
3:00 p.m. Program ends
The Dodgers honor military personnel and veterans year-round with initiatives including the Military Hero of the Game on-field recognition that takes place during each Dodger home game. For details on the Dodgers' military programs and ticket promotions, please visit www.dodgers.com/military.
This is a RSVP-only event and it has reached capacity. Members of the media interested in attending tomorrow's Veterans Day batting practice at Dodger Stadium should reply to this email or contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by calling (323) 224-1301.