LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Dodger players are trading in their cleats for bowling shoes to benefit LA youth.
The 7th Annual Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza will be held on August 11 at the Lucky Strike Lanes at L.A. Live. It includes a night of bowling, food and awards for adults and children of all ages.
The event is hosted by James Loney with fellow teammates Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Jamey Carroll, Kenley Jansen, Rubby De La Rosa, Scott Elbert, Javy Guerra, Dioner Navarro, Trent Oeltjen, Trey Hillman, Rick Honeycutt, Ken Howell and Don Mattingly scheduled to attend.
Bowlers have the option of buying their own lane for nine people ($7,500) or individual spots ($850). All participants will receive a State Farm Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza jersey and will bowl with a Dodger or other celebrity.
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Proceeds will benefit the Dodgers Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The development of the Dodgers Dream Foundation has helped us serve the Los Angeles community in a variety of ways. Structured to emulate the bases of a diamond in its areas of emphasis, the charitable engine focuses at first base on recreation, with the building of Dodgers Dreamfields the marquee example. At second base, the foundation emphasizes education by providing, among other things, scholarships to deserving students. The signature project is the support of “Team 42,” our roster of “Dodger Scholars,” students who receive college scholarships from our annual donation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. At third base, we focus on health. The Dodgers Dream Foundation supports a number of non-profit organizations that focus on different health issues, among them genetics, autism, juvenile diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. At home, the focus on programs to improve the environment. The Dodgers “Think Blue, but Act Green.”