LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) announced today its third annual Blue Diamond Gala will feature a concert by Grammy Award®-winning bands Maroon 5 and Earth, Wind & Fire. This year's event, presented by the Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group, will be an intimate evening with the Dodger players and coaches taking place Thursday, June 8 at Dodger Stadium. The evening kicks off with a star-studded blue carpet, a pre-show dinner party, includes two hours of entertainment and post show food trucks. For tickets and information, please visit www.dodgers.com/gala.
"For more than two decades, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation has worked to drive positive change throughout Southern California," said Mark Walter, Dodger owner and chairman of the LADF Board. "The funds we raise from our third annual Blue Diamond Gala will advance our mission of building healthy communities and supporting the academic success of children in need across the region. We look forward to joining our many supporters, including Maroon 5 and Earth, Wind & Fire, on the field at Dodger Stadium to strengthen some of the most challenged communities in Los Angeles."
Serving as this year's event chairs for the LADF Blue Diamond Gala are Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman, Sharon and Joe Hernandez, and Cathi and John Bendheim.
Born and bred in Los Angeles, California, Maroon 5 has solidified themselves as one of pop music's most enduring artists. The 3-time Grammy Award Winners have sold more than 17 million albums worldwide and gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries.
One of the most successful bands of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire spans the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, Latin and African. The 6-time Grammy Winners have also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have sold over 100 million records.
LADF is the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Its primary focus is to support cornerstone programs in Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy and Health + Wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles region. By leveraging strategic partnerships, the mission is to harness the power of the Dodger brand and the passion Dodger fans have for Los Angeles into a vehicle for positive change in underserved communities.
Since inception, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) has invested over $18 million into the LA community in the form of direct programs and grant making to local organizations, impacting millions of children. Proceeds from the Blue Diamond Gala will support the expansion of its direct programs, Dodgers Dreamfields and Dodger RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), enabling LADF to reach its goal of building 50 baseball fields in underserved communities and attain its vision of impacting the lives of 10,000 young boys and girls, utilizing the power of sport.
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