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Dodgers Foundation Raises over $1 Million to Support Los Angeles Food Bank

A HUGE effort led to incredible support around the community.



On Friday evening, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation partnered up with RWQuarantunes in an effort to raise funds for areas hit hard by COVID-19. The goal was to raise funds for meals to provide for the community. Because of this, they were able to raise enough to provide 3.3 million meals to those in need. 

The event was held virtually and featured appearances from members of the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Current and former players including Trevor Bauer, Mookie Betts, Corey Seager, Joe Kelly, Max Muncy, David Price, Will Smith, Steve Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela, Andre Ethier, and more attend the event that raised over $1.1 million. The money will go toward the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to feed the hungry in Los Angeles. 

The Dodgers Foundation also featured appearances from musicians and actors as part of the event. Ted Danson, Bob Costas, Dan + Shay, Boys II Men, Charlie Puth, and many more were part of the live and virtual event. There were also tributes to the late Tommy Lasorda as part of it. 

This past year was full of physical and emotional strain—testing our endurance as a global community. The tremendous success of RWQuarantunes demonstrates the profound impact that we have when we merge our resources and fight for those who often live in the shadows. LADF appreciates each and every supporter whose generosity paves the way for Angelenos to survive these challenging times and emerge even stronger. – Nichol T. Whiteman, CEO of LADF

Those in virtual attendance got to hear from Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation CEO Nichol Whiteman, manager Dave Roberts, and owner Magic Johnson. Introductions from Todd Leitz and music provided by organist Dieter Ruehle were also included. 

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The Dodgers Foundation partnered with local business Jon & Vinny’s and Osteria Mozza to deliver meals to guests who donated in advance of the event. Attendees were also allowed to bid on auction items, including World Series memorabilia a White Roland Grand Piano played live on the Dodger field, and three 2020 World Series Championship rings. Those World Series rings were sold for $100,000 apiece. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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