The Dodgers have announced that their Opening Day jerseys will be put up for auction. Their foundation will hold the special event for game-used jerseys online with proceeds benefiting several social justice organizations.
The jerseys, which featured MLB’s Black Lives Matter patches on the sleeves, along with additional Dodger memorabilia can be bid on until August 9th. Here is more from the Dodgers’ Press Release on the auction:
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) announced the launch of a special online auction today at Dodgers.com/
Fans can bid today on the auction
Net proceeds from this special Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation auction will benefit the CFBMoC which supports local grassroots social justice organizations on the front lines of combatting racial inequality. Organizations supported by CFBMoC include: Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Brotherhood Crusade, Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition, Children’s Defense Fund-CA, Community Coalition, InnerCity Struggle,
The auction is part of a continued display of solidarity with social justice organizations. Earlier this month Dodger players released a powerful message, speaking out against racial injustice?in America and?committing?to using their platforms to amplify the voices of those on the ground in Los Angeles.?The?players?also committed to matching funds raised from the “In This Together” special edition t-shirts also benefitting CFBMoC. In addition, Kershaw, Pederson, Stripling and Turner joined the inspirational leaders of the Brotherhood Crusade, Children’s Defense Fund of California, Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition and the Community Coalition, four of thirteen organizations in the CFBMoC, to learn more about their work and how they can partner.?Together with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the players will continue to use their platforms, keeping the invitation open for teammates to join in future opportunities.