(East Los Angeles, CA) October 2, 2021 [From The Editor’s Desk]: The month of our national Latin-American Heritage Month (September 15th to October 15th) celebration continues on in our great City of Los Angeles in all aspects of acknowledging the outstanding variety of our contributions to our county, and the always amazing cultural events that highlight the beauty of our vast Latino communities that reside here in our City, County, State, and Nation. And last, but certainly not least, the public recognition of the tremendous Latino fan-base by our World Champion, Dodgers. We are all very thankful and grateful at the same time, that these recognitions as organized and produced by our many Professional sports team are a gigantic way of giving and showing us their unswerving support of our support and contributions. Now, to borrow Vince Scully’s forever famous game-day welcoming to fans, “It’s time for Dodgers baseball!”
Hence, we turn your attention to the final two days of the Dodgers season and share with you what is happening today and tomorrow out at Dodgers Stadium. Here is the press announcement that the Dodgers have issued for public consumption highlighting today’s special day.
DODGERS TO CELEBRATE LA GRAN FIESTA
Trea Turner, Max Scherzer, Albert Pujols and Brusdar Graterol To Make Stage Appearances
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will continue their celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month presented by UCLA Health today at La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers presented by Coca-Cola, Spectrum and Budweiser, which begins at 3:00 p.m. (auto gates open at 2:30 p.m.) at the 76 Station prior to the Dodgers’ 6:10 p.m. game against the Milwaukee Brewers. La Gran Fiesta concludes the club’s season-long Viva Los Dodgers festival series that recognizes the contribution of Latino players and fans to baseball through live music, giveaways and family friendly activities.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to catch Trea Turner’s appearance on stage at 3:10 p.m. Max Scherzer (5:30 p.m.), Albert Pujols (4:15 p.m.) and Brusdar Graterol (4:15 p.m.) are also expected to appear on stage and take questions from fans. In addition to player appearances, Saturday’s programming includes performances by Lupita Infante, Julian Torres and Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos.
While in-person player autographs will not be possible due to COVID-19 restrictions, Dodger players pre-signed autograph cards which will be distributed to lucky fans throughout La Gran Fiesta. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the 2020 World Series trophy and partake in interactive games, batting cages, rock climbing walls and a bungee experience.
Fans will also have a chance to stop by the Family Care Village presented by UCLA Health, which will offer a wide variety of clinical services, including free eye exams, basic dental screenings, blood pressure and blood glucose checks, answers to general health questions from various medical professionals, and giveaway items. In addition to UCLA Health, Spectrum, Coca-Cola and Budweiser, Dodgers partners 76, Adriana’s Insurance, Blue Shield of California, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Jim Beam, SoCal Honda and Univision will be on-site with photo opportunities, giveaways, inflatable games and samplings. Dodger concessions and merchandise will be available for purchase, including sweet treats and drinks from the Dodgers Michelada truck, ice cream truck and food truck. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will also have a presence at La Gran Fiesta, which is free with a game-day ticket.
In closing our story about the final Homestand festivities, tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 3rd. will be the final regular game of the season, and it will the highly expected, and much-appreciated Dodgers Fan Appreciation Day. Check for any remaining tickets at the Dodgers Ticket office. A full day of activities for all Dodgers fans in attendance has been planned. Tomorrow’s program can be seen below.
- Sunday, Oct. 3 – 12:10 p.m. vs. Brewers
- Fan Appreciation Day presented by Bank of America.
- Pups at the Park presented by Lucy Pets. Ticket information can be found at Dodgers.com/Pups.
- Post-game Kids Run the Bases.