On March 20, Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation hosted a ‘PLAY BALL’ Event at Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park.

PLAY BALL event in Los Angeles. Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos

The event had over 100 children that were participating in the day’s activities. There was a variety of fun stations for the children to participate in, helping to demonstrate the many ways that baseball and softball can be played.

The activities included, a home run derby, running the bases, agility drills and more.

Children in attendance also received their very own bat and ball set to take home.

PLAY BALL event in Los Angeles. Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos

VIPs in attendance of the event were:

  • Tony Reagins – Senior Vice President, Youth Programs, Major League Baseball
  • Stan Kasten – President and CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Dennis Powell – Former Dodgers pitcher
  • Naomi Rodriguez – Vice President, External Affairs & Community Relations, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Nichol Whiteman – Executive Director, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Major League Baseball’s commissioner Rob Manfred discussed how much the Dodgers have contributed to ‘Play Ball’.

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