(East Los Angeles, CA) December 21, 2021 [From The Editor’s Desk]: ‘Tis the season to be jolly and happy as we move along in the great Spirit of this 2021 Christmas Yuletide of our traditional thankfulness, giving and receiving. We are Blessed to share these valued traditions with so many other cultures and celebrations that reflect our City’s and Southern California’s vast diversities. We at East L.A. Sports Scene acknowledge all of these very important celebrations to the fullest respects. And, in keeping with all of these centuries old traditions, we once again take a moment to say with many, many “Thank Yous” to our Los Angeles Dodgers and their fantastic infrastructure, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, for taking the time and effort to “Give-back” to all of us in their special ways.
[Special Note From The Editor]: In this piece, we have included a Photo Gallery and a Video for your viewing.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER AT LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Dodgers visited four elementary schools on the morning of Tuesday, December 14th, and passed out items ahead of the holiday season. As part of their annual holiday program, volunteers boarded the Dodgers Holiday Express bus and delivered 500 toys and 400 pairs of shoes, provided lunch, and teamed up with WSS Cares! to donate 400 gift cards to the students.
To view the Dodgers Holiday Express Tour video, see below:
The program featured four local schools: Solano Avenue Elementary, Castelar Elementary, Logan Academy of Global Ecology, and Elysian Heights Elementary Arts Magnet. Greeted by sounds from The Cheat Codes, an American electronic music DJ trio, students were gifted with toys and shoes ahead of the holidays. The Dodgers partnered with Shoes That Fit, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that recognizes the importance of owning new athletic shoes in order to learn, play, and thrive with confidence.
“Every year the Dodgers commit to spreading holiday cheer by providing unique opportunities for children in our communities. This year we brought the Dodgers Holiday Express to schools surrounding Dodger Stadium and were able to surprise 400 children with much needed gifts and a special visit from Santa Claus,” said Naomi Rodriguez, Dodger Vice President of External Affairs & Community Relations. “We are proud to play a small role in spreading some much-deserved holiday cheer to kids who are right in our backyard.”
“One in three children in the United States live in low-income families, and shoes are one of the most expensive items to provide. When families have to choose between putting food on the table or buying new shoes for school, you can imagine that food wins every time,” Amy Fass said, CEO/Executive Director of Shoes That Fit. “The simple gift of a pair of shoes can increase a child’s confidence, attendance and performance at school, and we are so thankful that the Dodgers are taking the time to make such a positive impact on kids in their community.” ###
[About Shoes That Fit]: A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 104,000 children in more than 1,500 schools across all 50 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don’t have shoes that fit by visiting our website: http://www.shoesthatfit.org.
[About Cheat Codes]: Simultaneously trafficking in electronic, pop, hip-hop, and alternative at the same high speed, the Los Angeles trio Cheat Codes remains an inescapable force throughout popular culture. Their total stream tally eclipses a staggering 6 billion plays. Maintaining a prolific pace, they’ve steadily amassed a diverse discography, including the platinum Pop Radio Top 5 smash “No Promises” [feat. Demi Lovato], the gold-certified “Feels Great” [feat. Fetty Wap & CVBZ], and gold-selling breakout “SEX” with Kriss Kross Amsterdam. Speaking to their international impact, “Only You” [feat. Little Mix] soared to #1 on Pop Radio in the UK, while they received dozens of platinum certifications in 20 countries. Not to mention, Liam Payne, Kim Petras, Wiz Khalifa, and Sofía Reyes all jumped at the chance to collaborate, and they did remixes for Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Igniting clubs worldwide, their 2019 level 2 EP yielded the #1 Dance Radio hit “Who’s Got Your Love” [feat. Daniel Blume] in addition to “Ferrari” [feat. Afrojack] and “Be The One” [feat. Kaskade].
Cheat Codes made their acting debut with the Bella Thorne directed short film, music video for “No Service In The Hills” featuring Trippie Redd, blackbear and PRINCE$$ ROSIE. Acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Paper, Time, Billboard, and more, the musicians have shut down The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! with stunning and show-stopping performances.
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