On Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is teaming up with outfielder Mookie Betts for his charity’s first official event as a Dodger. Betts’ charity “Acts Inspired by Mookie” (AIM) is working with the LADF to provide free hand sanitizer, reusable face masks, food, voter registration, health screenings and more through the “Pull Up Neighbor” organization.
“I know people who have had the virus, and hearing different stories we have to do what we can to help. I, along with Pull Up Neighbor, want to help as many as we can with the essentials to stay healthy, as well with opportunities to register to vote,” said Betts.
The grab-and-go giveaway event will take place at the Compton Town Center (1621 Towne Center Dr, Compton, CA 90220) from 12-3 PM on Sunday, August 16.
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Pull Up Neighbor is a response team focused on the health and well-being of vulnerable communities with a goal to provide immediate and direct assistance to communities in need across the country. Betts recently teamed up with Pull Up Neighbor in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee and vowed to team up with them in his new home of Los Angeles and the surrounding cities.
As part of continued COVID-19 relief efforts, LADF will provide 27,500 meals and over $28,000 in in-kind donations to include water, socks, and Dodger giveaways. LADF volunteers will also join to support Pull Up Neighbor’s community distribution.
The Dodgers and Dodgers Foundation launched joint relief efforts in early April and are working with players and team partners to provide 370,080 meals and over a $1,000,000 worth of food, water, hygiene necessities, and Dodger products, including boxes of essentials picked up in a drive-thru setting in the communities of the families they serve.
LADF CEO Nichol Whiteman had this to say about the event.
We are proud to partner with Mookie and Pull Up Neighbor to serve the Compton community. As we battle COVID-19 and simultaneously fight for equality, we are grateful to have Mookie on our team tackling the most pressing problems facing Angelenos.
While Mookie will be busy with the Dodgers as they play the Angels in Anaheim at 1:10 PM on Sunday, his giving spirit will still be present through AIM at the event.