Monday, April 4, 2011

Dodgers unveil newest Dreamfield in LA (Pictures & Videos)

Pictures and videos of last Saturdays press conference to unveil the latest Dodgers dreamfield.

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The Dodgers Dream Foundation, in partnership with the LA84 Foundation and the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks, unveiled a new Dodgers Dreamfield last Saturday morning at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.

A really nice park that the kids will enjoy. Pictures of the Dodgers Dreamfield.

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In attendance for the dedication ceremony included Dodger Owner and Chairman Frank McCourt, LA84 Foundation Vice President of Grants and Programs Patrick Escobar, Councilmember 8th District, Bernard C. Parks, Councilmember, 9th District Jan Perry, State Senator, 22nd District Kevin de León, General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation Jon Kirk Mukri and President, University Little League Raul Claros.

17 University Little League teams were in hand.

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Former Dodgers in attendance included Fernando Valenzuela, Maury Wills, Tommy Davis, Bobby Castillo, Kenny Landreaux and Rick Monday who emceed the event.

Landreux, Castillo and Davis before the event.

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Rick Monday -

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Maury Wills

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Frank McCourt

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Frank McCourt, Bernard C. Parks and Fernando Valenzuela -

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Video - Pledge of allegiance and National Anthem



Video - Frank McCourt speaks



“Baseball teaches the value of teamwork, dedication and many other important life skills, and we hope this field at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center will provide those opportunities for thousands of kids for years to come,” said Dodger Owner Frank McCourt. “We are grateful for this partnership with LA84 and the Department of Recreation and Parks that is making a difference in the lives of the youth of Los Angeles.”

Video - The kids yell "Go Dodgers!"



Renovations to the new Dodgers Dreamfield at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center include a new batting cage, a new outfield windscreen, a new LED scoreboard and new field signage. The field fencing and dugout covers were also refurbished.

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The murals - Painted by Hector Lopez

Lopez & Maury Wills

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Lopez & Fernando Valenzuela

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Joe Torre

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Valenzuela was swarmed! The kids were after him.

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Video - Little Leaguers & Valenzuela -



Video - Frank McCourt & Maury Wills



Time for the clinic to start. The little leaguers get to learn valuable lessons from the pros!

Wills teaching the kids the fundamentals on how to run and how to hold the bat.

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Video - Maury Wills



Bobby Castillo is a funny character. Here he is teaching the kids to throw.

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Video - Bobby Castillo



Kenny Landreux going through outfield drills -

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Video - Landreux



Tommy Davis was great. Here he is teaching the kids how to swing.

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Video - Tommy Davis -



A great day for everyone!

And thanks to the Dodgers for the invite. Had fun watching the ex Dodgers teaching the kids basic baseball lessons.

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