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Dodgers News: Fundraiser For Earthquake Relief



Those in the greater Los Angeles area are no stranger to the way that earthquakes can impact the lives of us and those that we love. We’ve dealt with plenty of them over the last couple decades. In recent days, there have been earthquakes that have struck Japan and Ecuador, killing several and injuring many. The Dodgers are planning to raise money to help the victims.

It’s a show of support that many people do, but the fact a team is going out of their way to do this really warms the heart because they could focus on so many other things, but instead they chose to use their time and energy for a cause as wonderful and meaningful as this one. All the money raised will be going to earthquake relief in both Japan and Ecuador.

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From Andy McCullough, contact reporter at the Los Angeles Times:

The Dodgers have organized a charity event to raise money for the victims of last week’s earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador. Roberts, Kenta Maeda, Yasiel Puig and Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin will sign autographs Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. A minimum donation of $10 will be required for one autograph, with a maximum of two autographs per fan.

The autographs are a cool keepsake to have, but the real generosity being garnered is that the donations will go to help victims of these horrible events and tragedies. Earthquakes strike without any warning, and they oftentimes leave entire countries devastated. It’s just one of the sad realities of the world that we all live in.

The fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, April 26.

Where: Left Field Plaza area

Time: 5:30pm to 6:00pm

Who: You can get autographs from manager Dave Roberts, Japanese star Kenta Maeda, outfielder Yasiel Puig and broadcaster Jaime Jarrin.

All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross for the relief effort, and the Dodgers will be matching the total amount that is raised.

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