Dodgers News: MLB & Dodgers Host ‘PLAY BALL’ Event

On March 20, Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation hosted a ‘PLAY BALL’ Event at Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park.

PLAY BALL event in Los Angeles. Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos

The event had over 100 children that were participating in the day’s activities. There was a variety of fun stations for the children to participate in, helping to demonstrate the many ways that baseball and softball can be played.

The activities included, a home run derby, running the bases, agility drills and more.

Children in attendance also received their very own bat and ball set to take home.

PLAY BALL event in Los Angeles. Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos

VIPs in attendance of the event were:

  • Tony Reagins – Senior Vice President, Youth Programs, Major League Baseball
  • Stan Kasten – President and CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Dennis Powell – Former Dodgers pitcher
  • Naomi Rodriguez – Vice President, External Affairs & Community Relations, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Nichol Whiteman – Executive Director, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Major League Baseball’s commissioner Rob Manfred discussed how much the Dodgers have contributed to ‘Play Ball’.

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Written by Trevor Vernola


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  1. This is a great thing the Dodgers do for the community and I wanted to repack out for a little help with my guys.

    This past weekend at SIMI Youth Baseball League , my sons Ethan and Dylan Snoeck both won the Chris Baptiste Memorial Award-In recognition for outstanding Sportsmanship, Effort, Enthusiasm, Respect and Team Spirit. Only one player is chosen per division. First time in SYB history that two brothers won the same year!

    Our family are huge dodger fans and I would love to do something for them for all the hard work and leadership they have shown in there young lives.

    Because we are on a fixed income I wanted to see if there is anyway that the dodgers can do something to help recognize them for achieving this great accomplishment.

    Please let me know if there is anything the organization can do.

    Warmest Regards
    Steve Snoeck

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