The Los Angeles Dodgers Viva Los Dodgers family friendly festival before Sunday’s interleague game against the Los Angeles Angels will feature a South American theme, including appearances by Dodger broadcasters Jaime and Jorge Jarrin.
Jaime Jarrin, a native of Ecuador, will take the stage at 11:05 a.m. to discuss his 60 seasons as the Spanish-language voice of the Dodgers, and be joined by his son Jorge.
The Jarrins will sign autographs from 11:10-11:40 a.m. Former Dodger player, coach and broadcaster Manny Mota will sign autographs from noon-12:45 p.m.
Viva Los Dodgers will also include live performances by the Argentine bossa nova group the Nick Kello Band, the Argentine Tango Dancers and DJ Fredy Fresco from East Los Angeles.
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.
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.
There will be several events Sunday to mark the conclusion of the Dodgers 10th annual ThinkCure! Weekend that raises funds to support cancer research and breakthrough therapies at the City of Hope.
Nine pediatric patients treated at City of Hope will join Dodger players for “Kids Take the Field.”
The national anthem will be sung by Caly Bevier, an “America’s Got Talent” contestant and stage 3 ovarian cancer survivor. Amanda Cooper, a leukemia survivor, and her mother JoAnne, will declare, “It’s time for Dodger baseball.”
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Pasley will be honored as the Military Hero of the Game.
Pasley joined the Air Force in 2002 and served two tours as a trauma director in Afghanistan, caring for thousands of soldiers.
Pasley has also served as the director of physician education at the Baltimore Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, ensuring deploying medical personnel are operationally ready and armed with the latest in medical treatment skills.
As with most Sunday home day games, children 14 and under will be allowed to run the bases following the game.