Before beginning spring training in a few weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of their time off to give back to the city that supports them at every home game.
Members of the team (both past and present) put on their team colors and hopped in the Dodgers Community Caravan on Tuesday for a 2-day tour of the town, which sent them to support several charities like the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Mayberry Elementary School, the Los Angeles Regional Food Back and Five Acres.
Players including Dee Gordon, Tony Gwynn, Kenley Jansen, Adam Kennedy, Josh Lindblom and Ramon Troncoso participated in the fun on Day 1 and were joined by Dodger alumni Tommy Davis, Shawn Green, Dennis Powell, and Al Ferrara.
Day 2 paired Javy Guerra, Jerry Hairston, James Loney and Lindblom of the current roster with former players Fernando Valenzuela, Maury Wills, Lou Johnson, Bobby Castillo, Derrel Thomas and Ken Landreaux. Pictured above, the crew started the morning by stopping at Frances Blend School, a school for the blind, then headed to the Urban Youth Academy in Compton.
After enjoying a BBQ lunch, the players were driven to Lynwood and helped Habitat For Humanity restore a home for a family in need. The final stop of the Community Caravan tour was the Normandie Recreation Center in Los Angeles where the players dedicated the latest Dodgers Dream Field to the cities youth baseball players.
Glad these guys are so willing to give back to the various El Lay communities that support them EVERY season!
[Image via Jon SooHoo/Dodgers.]
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