The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) announced their fourth annual Blue Diamond Gala will be held Monday, June 11, at Dodger Stadium. Moreover, the star-studded event will feature a concert by multi-Grammy Award winner John Legend. He previously performed at Joc Pederson’s wedding during the offseason.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is thrilled that John Legend will be a part of what is sure to be an unforgettable celebration,” Dodgers owner and chairman of the LADF board Mark Walter said.
Presented by the Dodgers ownership group, the event will include a blue carpet and pre-show dinner party, and food trucks will follow the two hours of entertainment. Dodgers players and coaches are expected to attend the intimate event.
The night is to celebrate the year-round impactful work of the LADF. Since its inception, the foundation has invested more than $21 million into the local community in the form of direct programs and grant making to local organizations.
Proceeds from the Blue Diamond Gala will support the expansion of LADF’S direct programs: Dodgers Dreamfields and Dodger RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), enabling the foundation to reach its goal of building 50 baseball fields in underserved communities and attain its vision of impacting the lives of 10,000 young boys and girls by utilizing the power of sport.
The primary focus of the LADF is to support cornerstone programs in Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy and Health + Wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
“By reaching 10,000 youth with our Dodgers RBI program and completing our 50th Dodgers Dreamfield, we are making meaningful progress in providing nurturing and empowering opportunities for the young people in our most overlooked local communities,” Walter said.
In addition to players and coaches, members of the Dodgers ownership group will be on hand, including Magic Johnson, Peter Guber and Walter.
For tickets and additional information on the Blue Diamond Gala, visit www.dodgers.com/gala.