Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers will hold Olympics Night at Thursday evening’s game against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium, with three-time gold-medal winning softball pitcher Lisa Fernandez throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

The national anthem will be sung by Dartanyon Crockett, a blind, two- time Paralympic bronze-medal winning judo competitor.

Other Olympians scheduled to appear are figure skater Tai Babilonia, diver Craig Lincoln, swimmers John Moffet and Katherine Starr and short-track speed skater Rusty Smith.

A ticket package including a cap from the LA84 Foundation is available at The LA84 Foundation manages Southern California’s share of the surplus from the 1984 Summer Olympics, supports a wide array of youth sports programming and provides funding for the Dodgers Dreamfields program.

Olympics Night coincides with the season’s fifth great moments coin giveaway, which commemorates Dodger Stadium being used as the baseball venue for the 1984 Olympics. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive the coin.

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