Dodgers’ holiday caravan begins today

Here’s the official release from the club:

LOS ANGELES – The National League West Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers will embark on an inaugural holiday caravan today through Sunday that includes a party for children, visits to hospitals, and a festival to thank season ticket holders.
Today, more than 350 children will visit Dodger Stadium for the club’s Children’s Holiday party.
Tomorrow, outfielders Matt Kemp and Delwyn Young, pitcher James McDonald, and former Dodger Kenny Landreaux will visit children at City of Hope Hospital, and on Friday, outfielder Andre Ethier will visit Children’s Hospital LA. The two hospitals are partners, along with the Dodgers and the McCourt Family, in ThinkCure!, which is engaging Southern California in collaborative research to cure cancer.
After Ethier’s visit, he will host 40 pre-selected children for a holiday shopping spree at Best Buy. Ethier donated $2,000 to buy holiday presents for the kids, and Best Buy is matching his contribution.
On Sunday, the Dodgers will thank more than 2,000 season ticket holders at a Dodger Stadium baseball festival, “The Fabulous Fiftieth: A Season to Remember,” presented by Coca-Cola.
Current Dodgers expected include Kemp, Ethier, McDonald, Young, and southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Also expected are a host of Dodgers legends including Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda and Vin Scully, plus Fernando Valenzuela, Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Maury Wills, Tommy Davis, Steve Yeager, Lee Lacy, Landreaux, “Sweet Lou” Johnson, Jimmy Campanis, Bobby Castillo, and Derrell Thomas.
Season ticket holders are also invited to bring non-perishable food to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and toys that Marine Reserves will donate to “Toys for Tots.”
“It is a privilege to bring joy to children and families at any time, but particularly in the holiday season,” said Dodger President Jamie McCourt. “Our players of yesterday and today encourage and inspire children, and they provide moments families will cherish forever.”
At Sunday’s event, Dreyers ice cream will stock the Dodgers Ice Cream Truck with a thousand ice cream bars. FSN’s broadcast team will also be on hand to meet fans.
Today’s Dodgers’ Children’s Holiday Party takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium. Expected are Lasorda, McDonald, Johnson, Castillo, Landreaux, Lacy, Thomas, Yeager, and Rudy Law. The children are from Al Wooten, Jr Heritage Center, Albion Street Elementary School, Ann Street Elementary School, Castelar Elementary School, Central City Action Committee, El Centro Del Pueblo, Elysian Valley United, Bassett Street Elementary School, Lexington Primary Center, Logan Street Elementary School, Solano Avenue Elementary School and Tom Bradley Elementary Magnet School.
Dodger sponsor Carl’s Jr. will bring out their Star Diner and provide lunch, Dodger partner Levy Restaurants will provide an icee machine, and Alta Dena dairy will provide milk for the children. Staples will donate bookcases for each school, and the Dodgers Dream Foundation will provide 100 books for each bookcase. The children will also receive gifts.

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