On April 16, the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted their inaugural Blue Damond Gala at Dodger Stadium.
All proceeds from this gala went to three separate foundations; the Jackie Robinson Foundation which provides comprehensive scholarships and support services to minority students enrolled at institutions of higher education, The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, which provides solutions to educational issues, and the LA84 Foundation which funds youth sports in Southern California.
The gala was extremely successful as roughly $650,000 were raised. The Dodgers then matched the profits, bringing the total amount raised to $1.3 million.
This particular event was put on by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation which is the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers and focus primarily on supporting, “cornerstone programs in Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy and Health + Wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles region.”
Many guests attended this event including Dodger players, Hall of Famers, and alumni.
To kickoff the event, a VIP event was hosted by owner Magic Johnson and President/CEO, Stan Kasten, which was followed by a fashion show from the Dodgers players, including Yasiel Puig:
To end the night, grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc performed in center field.
The next event to be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is the New Balance Dodgers Foundation 5K and 10K run which will take place on Sep. 13 at Dodger Stadium, as they hope to raise even more money for youth sports and education.
Dodgers Foundation Blue Gala Event