Malea Emma, the 7-year-old whose rendition of the national anthem at a Los Angeles Galaxy game went viral, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before today’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers game at Dodger Stadium.
Malea’s performance on Sept. 23 was featured in over 600 television TV clips and 1,500 online news stories. She was featured on ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir,” NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Malea has also sung the national anthem at Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings and Golden State Warriors games. She portrayed the orphan Molly in the Hollywood Bowl production of the musical “Annie.”
Retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Grant will be honored as the Military Hero of the Game.
Grant joined the Navy Reserves in 1987. He was deployed to the Philippines, Japan, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea and Sicily.
Grant also participated in numerous domestic and international disaster recovery operations.
Grant’s awards included the four Navy Achievement awards and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
The Dodgers will allow children 14 years old and under to run the bases following the game and will conduct the second of three youth baseball and softball pregame parades.
Youth baseball and softball team and league officials interested in having players and coaches in uniform participate in the April 28 parade should contact Sammy Park at (323) 224-4287 or SammyP@ladodgers.com.
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