The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will make yet another donation to help support the Los Angeles Unified School District. LADF will donate $200,000 to School Fuel, a program that provides universal breakfast to nearly half a million students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
LADF’s support of the program begins now through the 2014-15 school year and includes classroom distribution of 24 million breakfast trays and more than 6 million Dodger milk cartons per month featuring Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier will also make a contribution. Ethier will visit Nightingale Middle School in Cypress Park at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, as part of a new partnership between the LA Fund For Public Education (LA Fund) and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) in support of the School Fuel program:
“LADF strongly believes that children who are healthy can achieve far greater results in the classroom than those who are unhealthy and lack basic nutrition,” said Dodger owner and LADF board member Earvin “Magic” Johnson. “We are thrilled to announce our support of the School Fuel program, a collaboration that has the potential to impact the lives of more than 650,000 LAUSD students and their families.”
Ethier will join a sixth grade math and science class at Nightingale Middle School during first period on Friday to share breakfast with them and talk about healthy habits and the importance of succeeding in school. All students in the class will also receive four tickets to a pre-selected game this season courtesy of LADF.
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