Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is holding an online auction that features an array of autographed memorabilia, experiences and more. Proceeds will benefit Baby2Baby in providing basic essentials to children who have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Bidding on auction items concludes at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 4. Among the listings are autographed baseballs by Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, manager Dave Roberts, Maury Wills and Eric Karros, in addition to others.
An Andre Ethier meet and greet experience is also up for bidding, and so too is a chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium along with receiving field level tickets to that game.
Drake famously had a dinner date on the field at Dodger Stadium last year, and that’s now an experience up to four guests can enjoy.
For those looking to attend a game, bidding on a Dodger Stadium suite for up to 20 guests is also available to bid on. The winner will be able to attend a mutually agreed upon game during the 2022 regular season, receive 10 preferred parking passes, food and beverage package, and a visit from a former Dodgers player.
In addition to the live auction, the LADF is offering several items that can be purchased outright, including game-used dirt from the 2020 World Series.
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation rebranding
Earlier this month, the Dodgers’ foundation unveiled rebranding of their sports-based youth development program, Dodgers RBI, which now is known as Dodgers Dreamteam. The announcement was made at Dodger Stadium, complete with a new logo, and Magic Johnson and Adrian Gonzalez in attendance.
“Together over the last two years we’ve endured so much, yet we’ve stood by our sides and the side of the community to show up for those who needed us most,” LADF CEO Nichol Whiteman said.
“As we gather to celebrate the rebrand of one of our most impactful programs, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude as I think about the allies who have made this day possible. I want to thank our partners, our sponsors, our board members, our advisory committee, Dodgers ownership and leadership, and the amazing Dodgers Foundation team. Each day I wake up motivated, knowing that the work we do will have generational impact.
“The kids and families we serve deserve our dedication. They deserve our advocacy, they deserve for us to fight for them day in and out. As we slowly create a new reality after such a brutal two years, LADF will not waiver in our mission to uplift Angelenos. Especially during the most challenging times. Our work is proof through collaboration and partnership that magic happens.
“Our work is an endless love letter to Los Angeles. We are more than just a city, the Dodgers are more than just a team, and the Dodgers Foundation is bigger than baseball. We are tackling the most pressing problems facing our city, with a mission to improve education, healthcare, homelessness and social justice for all of us.”
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