Like most leagues, the Dodgers’ Foundation has decided to suspend any youth events that were scheduled until at least April 10th. That is the day that Major League Baseball had estimated Opening Day would need to be pushed off to, but word is it will go even further beyond that.
In response to the critical need to protect our most vulnerable populations, LADF has decided to suspend all youth events through April 10, 2020. We are working with partners to strategize on the best ways to assist Angelenos with recovering. Click for full statement #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/C8IMVEVTZX
— Dodgers Foundation (@DodgersFdn) March 13, 2020
The Dodgers Foundation serves the community of Los Angeles in ensuring the youth of the city have every chance to succeed. Part of their vision statement found on their website reinforces this.
We envision a city where every young Angeleno, regardless of neighborhood, has the opportunity to thrive.
The foundation operates on three pillars that dictate where they serve and how they can contribute. Those pillars are Education, Sports, and Health. The Dodgers Foundation has been serving Los Angeles since 1995 and often works with the foundations of players on the team.
Founded in 1995 as the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is bigger than baseball, envisioning a city where every young Angeleno, regardless of neighborhood, has the opportunity to thrive. For young Angelenos with limited access to education, sports and healthcare, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is a champion that increases the quality of life and confidence of the people we serve by using our historic Dodger brand and the power of sport to run and fund proven programs.
It is unclear at this time whether the Foundation will continue events if Opening Day is pushed back any further than it already has been. The Dodgers were originally scheduled to begin their season on March 26th against the Giants before the COVID-19 virus shut down most sports leagues. Spring Training was also officially called off on Friday.