My favorite part of the Los Angeles Dodgers is how ingrained they are in the city’s culture. Families have memories spanning generations of their favorite baseball team. Grandparents excitedly remember the games greats as if they started just last week.
There’s just something about baseball in that way.
The Dodgers are also incredibly active in the community, which only further enhances that closeness fans feel to the organization. Monday, the Dodgers announced they would be hosting their 11th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway this Thursday, November 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alumni League members Ron Cey, Al Ferrara, Matt Luke, Dennis Powell and Derrel Thomas will all be attendance to help hand out the turkeys, fixings, and reusable canvas bags to 1,200 pre-selected families and not-for-profit community organizations who will hand them out accordingly.
Taken from the press release to announce the event:
“Our community efforts enable us to make a difference throughout the year, but the Dodgers particularly enjoy the holiday season because it provides a forum for us to give back to those in need,” said Dodger Senior Director, External Affairs and Community Relations Naomi Rodriguez. “It is particularly gratifying to help make the holidays more joyful for families in our community.”
Volunteers from the Dodgers, local neighborhood organizations and Ralphs/Food 4 Less will be on hand to distribute Thanksgiving goods in lot P at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Avenue, located inside the Sunset Gate at the Top of the Park, starting at 2:00 p.m. Levy Restaurants will provide lunch for all volunteers Thursday.
Members of the media interested in attending Thursday’s 11th annual Community Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway can contact the Dodgers’ Public Relations department by replying to this email or by calling (323) 224-1301.
Should be a great event and a fun opportunity to meet some former Dodger greats while helping those in need.