Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is scheduled to participate in an on-stage interview during the first hour of Sunday’s Viva Los Dodgers family friendly festival.
Newly acquired Dodger prospect Diego Cartaya, a Venezuelan catcher who is ranked first on MLB.com’s 2018 Top 30 International Prospects list, will take the stage at 12:30 p.m.
Legendary Dodger scout Mike Brito and former Dodger player, coach and broadcaster Manny Mota will sign autographs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In connection with the Dodgers Cuba Day, Viva Los Dodgers will celebrate Cuban heritage through live performances by the all-female salsa and Cuban band Las Chikas and the salsa ensemble the Arsenio Rodriguez Project.
Multi-genre artist Aymee Nuviola will perform music ranging from up-tempo Cuban timba dance to soulful ballads. DJ Angie Vee will also provide music.
Viva Los Dodgers will begin at 11 a.m. at Dodger Stadium’s 76 station. Admission is free with a game ticket. All Dodger fans are welcome. Auto gates open at 10:40 a.m.
Viva Los Dodgers takes place on the last Sunday home game each month through August. Viva Los Dodgers culminates with La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers on Sept. 22.
The Dodgers are offering a Cuba Day ticket package for the game against the San Diego Padres including an exclusive Dodgers Cuba Day shirt. The package is available for purchase at Dodgers.com/Cuba.
A portion of the proceeds from each Cuba Day ticket pack sold will benefit Puig’s Wild Horse Children’s Foundation which seeks to make an impact in economically disadvantaged communities by providing support in youth sports, school resources and supplies, nutrition, health, wellness and other areas.
The foundation gets its name from the nickname then-Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully gave Puig during his rookie season in 2013.
The game is also Cal State San Bernardino Day, with a special event ticket pack, that includes an exclusive T-shirt. It is available at Dodgers.com/CSUSB.
Recently retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Legra will be honored as the Military Hero of the Game.
Legra was born in Holguin, Cuba and joined the U.S. Army in July 1984 in Los Angeles.
Legra was first assigned to the 7th Combat Engineer Brigade in Stuttgart, West Germany and later served on overseas tours of duty in Honduras, Panama and South Korea.
Legra also served two combat deployment tours to Iraq.
Legra’s honors include the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal.
As with most Sunday home day games, children 14 and under will be allowed to run the bases following the game.
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