Dodger Stadium. Photo by John Schreiber.

La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers family friendly festival Saturday will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of Latino players to baseball.

The festival preceding the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game will begin at 2 p.m. at Dodger Stadium’s 76 station. Dodger Stadium’s auto gates will open at 1:30 p.m.

Autograph sessions will be held with Dodger pitchers Wilmer Font, Edward Paredes and Brock Stewart, infielders Charlie Culberson and Rob Segedin and outfielder Alex Verdugo from 2:10-2:40 p.m. and outfielder O’Koyea Dickson and infielder Kyle Farmer from 4:10-4:40 p.m.

Dodger broadcaster Jaime Jarrin will speak. There will be musical performances by Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Arise Roots, Las Chikas and Los 5.

Representatives of the American Red Cross will accept donations in support of relief efforts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the earthquake in Mexico from 2-6 p.m. at the festival.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will contribute the proceeds of its silent auctions on Saturday toward the relief efforts. In addition to the regular auction location on the Club Level outside the Vin Scully Press Box, the foundation will hold auctions on the Left Field Plaza and in the Lexus Dugout Club.

Auction items include Dodger game-used jerseys, autographed jerseys, baseballs and photos.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday that they have pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts.

More information on La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers is available at dodgers.com/viva and losdodgers.com/viva.

—City News Service

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