As part of pregame ceremonies on Mother’s Day, Dodger players’ moms will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to their sons. Wives of Dodger players who are also mothers have also been invited to partake in pregame ceremonies.
Jerri Johnson, a 10-year breast cancer survivor and chairperson of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event will throw out a first pitch and winners of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure recently held at Dodger Stadium will be recognized on the field. Komen volunteers will also create a pink ribbon in the outfield with pink umbrellas. The Dodgers’ winner of the MLB Honorary Bat Girl contest, Lisa Nevolo-Lewis of Los Angeles, a 4-year breast cancer survivor, will start the game by announcing “It’s time for Dodger baseball!.”
Also, in support of Major League Baseball’s objective to raise awareness for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, umpires, Dodger coaches and players will wear pink wristbands and apply pink ribbon decals to their uniform. In addition, players can opt to use Louisville Slugger pink bats and other pink equipment.
Mother’s Day at Dodger Stadium begins at Viva Los Dodgers Day, presented by State Farm, Chevrolet and Time Warner Cable. The family-friendly festival that starts at 11 a.m. features a live performance by Guadalajara-based cumbiatrónica duo Los Master Plus and comedy with Julio Gonzalez. KCRW DJ Raul Campos will emcee.
Dodger alumnus Bill Russell will sign autographs for fans. Also on site at Viva Los Dodgers Day will be KTNQ 1020 AM, KOST 103.5 FM, Dodgers Radio AM570 Fox Sports and ESPN Deportes Los Angeles. All Dodger fans are welcome and the event is free with a ticket for the day’s game.
WHEN: Sunday, May 13
11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bill Russell autograph session
11:15 a.m. KRCW DJ Raul Campos
12:00 p.m. Comedian Julio Gonzalez
12:18 pm. Los Master Plus
12:30 p.m. Pregame ceremonies begin
1:05 p.m. First pitch with Dodger players’ moms
1:10 p.m. Game time
Fans with the first 20,000 valid tickets entering the turnstiles will receive a Mother’s Day Tote presented by Murad. Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early to claim their promotional item. Parking at Dodger Stadium is now $10. Tickets to all Dodger home games are available at www.dodgers.com/tickets and a complete list of the season's giveaways is available at www.dodgers.com/promotions.