(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: As we all can quickly tell from the cold change in our weather to the fantastic snow packs in our local mountains and ski resort areas, the Merry Christmas mood is being felt, as well as being seen all over our City of the Angels and the greater Southern California area.
In keeping with this Christmas tradition, on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, much attention was turned towards the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Dodger Foundation (LADF), and partner, Baby2Baby as Dodger Stadium was temporarily turned into a fun-time winter wonderland, complete with snow, gifts, toys, and of course, Santa Claus himself.
Representing the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation was CEO, Nichol Whiteman. For the Dodgers, it was Manager, Dave Roberts, along with their rostered young infield player, Miguel Vargas, and Dino Ebel, Third Base Coach. Representatives from Baby2Baby were: Norah Weinstein, Co-CEO and Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Co-CEO.
They hosted some (600) students representing the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for a day of fun-filled activities and of course, a day of receiving many great gifts as we all prepare for the fantastic week of Christmas beginning this Sunday, Dec. 18th.
In addition, the District’s Superintendent, Alberto M. Carvalho, was also present to accompany the students who were treated to the early and FREE Christmas-time special event.
Here is a look at the Dodgers Media press announcement.
DODGERS, LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION, AND BABY2BABY PARTNER TO HOST HOLIDAY PARTY AT DODGER STADIUM
Dave Roberts, Dino Ebel, and Miguel Vargas Take Part in the Centerfield Plaza Event
The Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), and Baby2Baby teamed up on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, to host students from the Los Angeles Unified School District for a fun-filled, holiday event at Dodger Stadium, which was presented by FRAME and Nordstrom.
Students enjoyed a host of activities, including sledding down a snow hill, running the bases, participating in fielding drills in the outfield, and of course getting to snap a picture with Santa. The students also took home new toys, clothing which includes a coat and two-outfit bundle, diapers, wipes, and hygiene kits and they enjoyed a fine lunch in the pavilion bleachers.
Also on hand to meet and greet all of the students and their accompanying teachers were: Norah Weinstein, Co-CEO of Baby2Baby; and Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Co-CEO of Baby2Baby. ###
To give you a “real-time” view of the event, we also invite you to take a look at the video footage provided to us by the L.A. Dodgers.
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About Baby2Baby: Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-CEOs Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing, and all the necessities that every child deserves. In the last 11 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 270 million items — more than any organization of its kind — to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals, and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster. This year, Baby2Baby has served over one million children in 200 cities across the country. To learn more about Baby2Baby please visit www.baby2baby.org.