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Dodgers Foundation Suspends All Youth Events Through April 10th

The Dodgers Foundation has been forced to cancel all youth benefit events.



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.

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.

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. 

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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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