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Dodgers Foundation Wins Prestigious Award For Work in the Community



The Los Angeles Dodgers are known for their work in the community around them. All year long, the players and team foundation participate in humanitarian efforts around the city and provide new opportunities to the youth across the county. 

This week, the Dodgers Foundation was announced as the winner of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award for 2021. The award recognizes efforts of organizations that are taking great strides to help their communities through sports. 

The Dodgers Foundation receives a cash prize of $25,000 for winning the award, according to the team. That money will go towards continuing some of their ongoing initiatives within the community of Los Angeles. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is absolutely thrilled to have received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award for our critical work to remove barriers to health equity through sports. Through an approach that focuses on the comprehensive needs of young people, we aggressively tackle the most pressing challenges that Angelenos face by providing access and opportunity for those who need support the most. -Nichol Whiteman, CEO of the LADF

Congrats to the Dodgers Foundation, and thank you for everything they do for our community! 

Other Dodgers News

Dave Robers went with Blake Treinen over Kenley Jansen to get the save in the Dodgers win over San Diego on Tuesday. But as Doc explained after the game, it was not a matter of trust. The team just preferred to keep Kenley fresh after leaning on him heavily the past week. 

The Dodgers are chasing the Giants in the NL West still, but they’re facing an uphill battle. San Francisco just lost a major piece this week when one of their best players went down with a broken thumb. That could have major implications that carry over into October. 

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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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