Yasiel Puig, two of his Los Angeles Dodger teammates, manager Dave Roberts and broadcaster Jaime Jarrin will sign autographs before Tuesday night’s game to raise funds for earthquake relief in Japan and Ecuador.
Puig, pitcher Kenta Maeda and catcher Yasmani Grandal will sign autographs from approximately 5:30-6 p.m. in Dodger Stadium’s left field plaza.
Auto gates will open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 5:10 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.
When the stadium gates open, fans will be directed to form lines in the left field plaza.
A minimum of $10 will be collected per autograph with a maximum of two autographs per person. Fans must hold a ticket to tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins to enter the stadium and participate in the fundraiser.
All proceeds will go to the Red Cross. The Dodgers will match the amount raised.
Maeda, a native of Japan, spearheaded this fundraising event. Jarrin, a native of Ecuador, joined him to encourage support of his native country, a team official said.
Tonight’s game is USC Night, with the Dodgers offering a special ticket package that includes a USC-themed T-shirt. The ticket package can only be purchased at Dodgers.com/USC.
USC students, alumni and fans are invited to wear cardinal and gold, the school colors. The Victory Bell, a 295-pound bell originally hung atop a Southern Pacific freight locomotive and awarded annually to the winner of the USC-UCLA football game, will be in the right field plaza from 5-6:30 p.m.
A Trojan Victory Pizza — a barbecue chicken pizza — will be available at the Tommy Lasorda Trattoria. A Trojan Victory Drink — a vodka-based beverage — will be available at the #ITFDB and Blue Heaven on Earth bars at the field-entrance plaza.
The Military Hero of the Game will be U.S. Air Force Col. Fred G. Kennedy III, the senior materiel leader, Space Production Division, Remote Sensing Systems Directorate of the Space and Missile Systems Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Kennedy is responsible for a $12 billion portfolio of spacecraft that includes four space-based infrared system missile-warning satellites and the Last Defense Meteorological Support Program satellite.
—City News Service
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