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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 11 September 2009 23:21

DodgersIn a continuing sign that promotions help drive attendance in this chilly economy, the Dodgers on Friday released an impressive list of promo days that runs to Sept. 20.

The Dodgers return home on Monday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 14-16) and San Francisco Giants (September 18-20). Fans at the game on Monday, September 14 will receive Free Dodger Dogs and the homestand also features several giveaway items for fans, including World of Dodgertown Fleece Blankets on Tuesday, September 15 and Manny Ramirez curtain call bobbleheads on Wednesday, September 16. Fans can enjoy Friday Night Fireworks on September 18 and children will receive Webkinz lilkinz tree frogs, presented by Kaiser Permanente, on Sunday, September 20.

Special guests this homestand will include comedians George Lopez and Gary Valentine on Wednesday, September 16, actor Wilmer Valderrama and the character Handy Manny on Friday, September 18, and actress Jessica Lowndes on Saturday, September 19.

The Dodgers’ My Town section will also feature sections for USC, UCLA, the Dominican Republic , and Ireland on different days throughout the week.

Select Read More to see highlights of the Dodgers upcoming homestand

Homestand Highlights:

 

Monday, September 14 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 7:10 p.m.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will offer fans a free Dodger Dog, courtesy of Farmer John, on Monday. Farmer John, a 51-year partner, and the Dodgers will distribute vouchers to all fans good for one Dodger Dog as they enter the turnstiles.

In honor of Free Dodger Dog Night, Power 106 will host a hot dog-eating contest in Autograph Alley beginning at 6 p.m., hosted by morning show co-host Tattoo. Tattoo and the winner of the contest will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.

As part of USC Night, 120 members of The Spirit of Troy USC Trojan Marching Band will perform the National Anthem and a 10-piece horn section from the band will play God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. Band director Dr. Arthur Bartner, who is celebrating his 40th year in that position, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The Dodgers’ My Town section will be converted into My Town, USC in Lower Reserve sections 56 and 60 and fans will enjoy special entertainment (including a visit from the 10-piece horn section), receive a free Dodgertown USC t-shirt, and enjoy all-you-can-eat cheeseburgers, BBQ chicken, and watermelon, in addition to unlimited Dodger dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn, and soft drinks.

The World of Dodgertown playbill for this homestand will feature a photo of Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome on the cover. The former Cleveland teammates are reunited in Dodger Blue, only now they are members of the 500-Home Run Club. Only six members of that exclusive club have worn a Dodger uniform (either before or after reaching that historic mark). Fans can read more about this and options for savings on Dodger tickets and much more in the playbill.

More than 1,000 supporters of Los Angeles Universal Preschool, including former Dodger Jim Gott, will be at Dodger Stadium on September 14 when the Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a fundraiser to benefit the school, which is an independent public benefit corporation that funds preschools across L.A. County . LAUP supporters will be recognized on the field during pre-game ceremonies and throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Tuesday, September 15 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 7:10 p.m.

Fans at Tuesday’s game will receive a free World of Dodgertown fleece blanket, presented by State Farm.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation will hold a silent auction on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box and will also sell limited edition Russell Martin autographed bats.

Australian Actor Alex O’Loughlin from the upcoming Warner Bros. movie “Whiteout” will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, singer/songwriter Consuelo Costin will perform God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch. Costin lost her mother to this disease and is a volunteer with the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California, a non profit that was established to save lives through early detection, education, and to raise funds for research.

Wednesday, September 16 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 12:10 p.m.

Fans at Wednesday’s game will receive Manny Ramirez bobbleheads. The Dodgers’ fourth bobblehead of the season will feature Manny Ramirez tipping his cap to the crowd after being summoned for two curtain calls on Wednesday, July 22, when he hit a dramatic, pinch-hit, tie-breaking grand slam on his own sold-out bobblehead night.  The bobblehead will be compliments of San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.

The daughter of former Dodger Derrel Thomas will be part of East Valley Singers of Redlands East Valley High School, which will perform the National Anthem.

Singer/songwriter Carl Martin of the ‘90s R&B vocal group Shai will sing God Bless America .

Mika Brzezinski, a television news journalist on MSNBC, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Brzezinski is the co-host of Morning Joe, and also reports for the NBC Nightly News and Weekend Today.

In addition, the “My Town” section on the right field Reserve level will be tabbed as “My Town Dominican Republic.” For $45, fans will enjoy an all-inclusive, Dominican-themed menu and music and will take home a limited edition My Town t-shirt in the colors of the Dominican Republic flag. Fans will enjoy all-you-can-eat Caribbean-spiced pork, jerk-spiced chicken with chili, lime, garlic, and ginger, and banana chips in addition to unlimited ballpark items such as Dodger Dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn, Coca-Cola products, and water.

Comedian and actor George Lopez will throw a ceremonial first pitch.  The Los Angeles native will debut his new late-night talk show, “Lopez Tonight,” on November 9 on TBS.  He previously created, wrote, produced, and starred in the hit sitcom, “George Lopez,” among numerous other television appearances.  Lopez has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and tabbed by Time magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America .  A devoted Dodger fan, Lopez has been attending games at Dodger Stadium since 1966.

Another actor and comedian, Gary Valentine, will also have ceremonial first pitch honors on Wednesday.  Gary is best known for his nine seasons on the hit comedy, “The King Of Queens,” as well as his roles in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” Adam Sandler's blockbuster hit “I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry,” the Farrelly Brothers’ “Stuck On You,” and Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedian.”  He is currently starring in Sony’s Crackle.com comedy series “Dusty Peacock.”

More than 1,600 people will be at Wednesday’s game for the 20th annual observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. The group plans activities during September to commemorate individuals who are in recovery and those who help and support recovery and treatment from alcohol and drug addiction. For more information, visit recoverymonth.gov.

Jeanne Zelasko and Mark Sweeney will call the game as part of the WIN Broadcast, which fans can listen to at dodgers.com/win.

Friday, September 18 vs. San Francisco Giants – 7:10 p.m.

The My Town section will be Dodgertown , Ireland on Friday, and fans sitting in Reserve sections 56 and 60 will receive Dodgertown , Ireland t-shirts and enjoy all-you-can-eat grilled sausage marinated in honey and mustard, tullamore dew marinated chicken, Irish potato salad, and ballpark items. Fans can purchase tickets to sit in Dodgertown , Ireland at dodgers.com/sitinmytown.

Argentinean opera singer Carlos de Antonis will sing the National Anthem and, in honor of My Town, Ireland , Irish-American singer Tom McBride will sing God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch.

Actor Wilmer Valderrama will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Valderrama can currently be heard as the voice of Manny in the popular Disney show, “Handy Manny.”  The show features the adventures of Manny Garcia, a bilingual Hispanic handyman, and his friendly, talking tools.  The show teaches young children the beginnings of Spanish and the importance of cultural diversity.  Valderrama previously became well-known to audiences through his role on “That ’70s Show.”

Fernando Valenzuela will host a group of 40 people from the City of Los Angeles ’ Cypress Park Recreation Center ’s Summer Night Lights Program at Friday’s game. Each child will receive a program t-shirt and dinner courtesy of Panda Express and will get to meet with Valenzuela on the field during batting practice and get his autograph. The Summer Night Lights Program was established last year to offer positive entertainment opportunities for individuals living in Los Angeles ’ most crime-ridden communities. Last year Los Angeles reportedly had the safest summer since 1967.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation will hold a silent auction on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box during the game and will also sell limited edition Russell Martin autographed bats.

More than 2,000 people will be in attendance at Friday’s game for the ninth annual Strike Out AIDS Night hosted by the Wall Las Memorias.  Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier has been involved in promoting the event, and the night’s pregame ceremonies will include a human red ribbon presentation.  For ticket information, fans can visit www.thewalllasmemorias.org.

After the game, fans with tickets in the Baseline Box Clubs can join KABC’s Ken Levine and Josh Suchon for live DodgerTalk in the third base club. DodgerTalk will broadcast from the Baseline Box Clubs every Thursday and Friday and select Saturdays for the remainder of the season.

Fans can also enjoy Friday Night Fireworks from the field after the game.

Saturday, September 19 vs. San Francisco Giants – 1:10 p.m.

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally on FOX.

Actress Jenna Elfman will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  The Los Angeles native stars in the upcoming CBS comedy, “Accidentally on Purpose,” which premieres on Monday, September 21.  Elfman is best known for her role as Dharma in the hit series "Dharma & Greg," for which she won a Golden Globe Award, three Emmy Award nominations, and two TV Guide Awards.

Actress Jessica Lowndes will sing God Bless America .  Lowndes stars in the new version of the hit drama, “90210,” which is currently in its second season on the CW network.  Also an aspiring singer-songwriter, Jessica’s song "Goodbye" was featured prominently in an episode of the CBS series "Moonlight."

Fans can donate new and used baseball and softball equipment to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive at all stadium entrances on Saturday and Sunday. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between MLB and the MLB Players Association whose mission is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball around the world by funding programs, fields, coaches' training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation silent auction will benefit the Manny Mota International Foundation on Saturday. The auction will be held on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box from 11:40 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

After the game, fans with tickets in the Baseline Box Clubs can join KABC’s Ken Levine and Josh Suchon for live DodgerTalk in the third base club.

Sunday, September 20 vs. San Francisco Giants – 1:10 p.m.

Comedian, television host, and actor Howie Mandel will throw a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday.  Mandel is currently best known as the host of the hit game show, “Deal or No Deal.”   He has also done countless comedy specials and hosted his own syndicated talk show, "The Howie Mandel Show."  Mandel’s Emmy-nominated animated children series, "Bobby's World," ran for eight seasons on FOX and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries.

Professional skateboarder Tony Alva will throw a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday. The Mexican-American Santa Monica native was pro skateboarding’s first World Champion and is one of skateboarding’s original “Z-Boys.”

Fans can donate new and used baseball and softball equipment to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive at all stadium entrances.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation will hold a silent auction on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box during the game and will also sell limited edition Russell Martin autographed bats.

Reserve sections 56 and 60 will be Dodgertown, UCLA on Sunday. Fans seated in the section will enjoy all-you-can-eat cheeseburgers, BBQ chicken, and watermelon, as well as unlimited ballpark fare and will receive Dodgertown, UCLA t-shirts. Fans can purchase tickets to sit in Dodgertown, UCLA at dodgers.com/sitinmytown.

Children age 14 and under will receive Webkinz lilkinz Tree Frogs, presented by Kaiser Permanente, at Sunday’s game.

Fans who sit in Bleacher Beach this Sunday will receive Dodgers beach towels, as well as all-you-can-eat barbeque, watermelon, and Dodger Dogs. Members of the USA Women’s Water Polo Team, who won their third World Championship title this summer in Rome, will be in Bleacher Beach at the start of the game after signing autographs for fans in the WIN tent in Autograph Alley from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Jr. Dodger Broadcasters will call Sunday’s game from the Vin Scully press box. Fans can listen to the Jr. Dodgers broadcast at dodgers.com/jrdodgers. Twelve-year-old David Gottlieb, who is from Studio City and attends Heschel Day School , will call the game. He is an honors student and was a member of the Studio City Recreation Center ’s Major League Champion Studio City Rockies and currently the captain of the Studio City All-Stars.

After the game, children age 14 and under can run on the field as part of Jr. Dodgers Kids Run the Bases.

Source: Los Angeles Dodgers


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