Justin Turner, Dodgers Hosting Veterans & Active Duty Service Members For Batting Practice At Dodger Stadium
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Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting approximately 400 pre-selected veterans and active duty service members from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard for batting practice at Dodger Stadium on Monday.

The event, in honor of Veterans Day, is also open to family members of the participants and includes a luncheon. Turner will be joined by Dodgers alumni Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Billy Ashley and Dennis Powell.

Service members will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field as well as enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Dodger Stadium. Service members will additionally receive family photos, a Dodgers/Veterans Day t-shirt and lunch in the Lexus Dugout Club.

The Dodgers’ 2018 National League Championship trophy will be on display for photo opportunities. The event is part of the organization’s year-round initiatives to pay their respect to military personnel.

The Dodgers recognize a Military Hero of the Game at every home game during the regular season, and host an annual Military Appreciation Night.

Without hesitation, Turner greets every recognized Military Hero and presents them with an autographed item. The Justin Turner Foundation provides for veterans, and this past May it included helping open the first female veterans home at the Dream Center.

More information on the Dodgers’ military programs and ticket promotions, can be found here.