The off-season is certainly a time for players to perfect their craft and find ways to improve on the field, but they also enjoy finding time to improve the lives of those in their community off the field.
On Thursday, the Dodgers, along with the Dodgers Foundation, took part in a service day for the Los Angeles community. Multiple Dodgers players, including right-handers Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin and infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty, took part.
The Dodgers, along with @DodgersFdn, participated in a day of service with @HabitatLA to build playhouses for underserved children and @ProjectSunshine to assemble activity kits for hospitalized pediatric patients. pic.twitter.com/IKSpYcOzPt
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 24, 2020
According to the Dodgers, the players built playhouses for underserved children in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. They also were kind enough to aid in the assembly of activity kits for hospitalized pediatric patients.
Moreover, it is fantastic to see that the three players who are pictured are all young players who were getting their first tastes of the big leagues in 2019. The Dodgers continue to find not only good ballplayers within their system, but exemplary human beings.
Along the way the was some friendly competition and a little “Throwback Thursday” with LA catcher Austin Barnes and AM570 host Dave Vassegh as they battled for painting dominance (if that’s a thing).
“Paint the fence, paint the fence.”
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 23, 2020
The 17th Annual Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour continues through Tuesday, January 28. Next up, players will host a pep rally at a local high school on Friday. On Saturday, Dodger Stadium will host the 8th annual FanFest event for all fans.