Thursday, August 2, 2012

Upcoming Series vs Cubs

What's going on at Dodger Stadium for the three game series against the Chicago Cubs?

Friday, August 3 - 7:10 p.m.


The Dodgers will present the first ever Star Trek Night. The night will celebrate the Blu-ray debut of popular sci-fi favorite STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – SEASON ONE. The series marks its 25th anniversary in 2012, and continues to enthrall fans with its exciting and socially relevant tales of space exploration in the 24th century.

As part of Star Trek Night, William Shatner, who originated the role of “Captain James T. Kirk” in the television series starting in 1966, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. The series spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies, one of which he directed. Shatner has cultivated a career spanning more than 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman.  He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist.

Dodger fans can join fellow “Trekkers” at Star Trek Night by purchasing a ticket package for $33 that includes a seat in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat-Pavilion and a limited edition Dodger and Star Trek-themed T-shirt. Tickets in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat-Pavilion feature unlimited Dodger dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coca-Cola products and water.

Fans are encouraged to dress in their favorite Star Trek costumes, and Friday Night Fireworks will be set to Star Trek-themed music. At the conclusion of the game, fans are invited to go on the field to watch Friday Night Fireworks.

Fans can purchase tickets to Star Trek Night by visiting www.dodgers.com/startrek or by calling 866-DODGERS.

Prior to Friday’s game, James Loney will play host to a group from the ALS Association as part of the Loney’s Lounge community program. Each participant will receive a program T-shirt, meal voucher courtesy of Coca-Cola and will get to meet Loney on the field during batting practice.

Wichita, Kansas native Chris Mann will sing the national anthem and “God Bless America.” Mann placed fourth on season two of “The Voice” and was shepherded by Christina Aguilera.

The Veteran of the Game is retired US Army Captain John Farmer of Portland, Oregon.  Farmer has been stationed throughout the world, served in Baghdad and most recently in Afghanistan.

Also as part of pregame ceremonies, 20 Japanese middle and high school students and 4 teachers from the Miyagi prefecture devastated by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 will be visiting and receive an on field introduction as part of the TOMODACHI-MUFG International Exchange Program. They will also tour the stadium and will bring a fishermen’s big-catch banner as an appreciation gift for the Dodgers which they will also present on the field. TOMODACHI (www.usjapantomodachi.com) is led by the US Government and the U.S.-Japan Council, a tax-exempt non-profit organization, and is supported by the Government of Japan, corporations, organizations and individuals from the United States and Japan. 


Saturday, August 4 - 6:10 p.m.


Saturday is Korea Night presented by the Korea Tourism Organization. Members of the local Korean community will be in attendance. The National Korean Taekwondo demo team will be a part of pre-game entertainment and Korean superstar and L.A. native Lena Park is traveling from Korea to sing the national anthem and “God Bless America.”  Fans can also enjoy free samples from Nongshim Foods and Hite Beer during the game on the Field and Reserve levels. Saturday’s game will also be broadcasted live in Korea by Radio Korea 1540AM.

Discounted tickets for Korea Night presented by the Korea Tourism Organization are still available. Tickets start at $8 and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/KoreaNight and entering the promotion code: KTO.

The Dodgers will be collecting school supplies and cash donations for low-income students at the turnstiles from 4:10 p.m. through the end of the 3rd inning as part of the Back to School Supply Drive. Donations can be made at all stadium gates and will be distributed to elementary and middle schools later in the month.

A group from Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA will be hosted by Dodger pitcher Chad Billingsley as part of the “Chad’s Champs” community program. Each youngster will receive a program T-shirt, meal voucher courtesy of Coca-Cola and will get to meet Billingsley on the field during Dodgers batting practice.

Actor Eric Stonestreet of ABC’s hit series “Modern Family,” will throw the ceremonial first pitch and announce the Dodgers’ starting lineup. Stonestreet, best known for his character Cameron Tucker, was nominated for a 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Los Angeles Universal Preschool’s 4th annual Dodger Day is also being held on Saturday.  Founded in 2004, LAUP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to high-quality preschool education to the children of Los Angeles County. In fiscal year 2012, there were more than 300 LAUP providers across the county with 10,625 children enrolled.  All proceeds from LAUP ticket sales for the game will be used to fund LAUP programs. There will be more than 1,000 children and family members in attendance. Film director and actor Rob Reiner will throw a first pitch representing LAUP.

The Veteran of the Game is retired US Army Captain Brian Chung, a native of Seoul, Korea. Chung is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 6 years of service as an expert in urban warfare, counter insurgency, special weapons and hand-to-hand combat.

  
Sunday, August 5 - 1:10 p.m.


Fans with the first 30,000 tickets will receive a Snapback Cap presented by Wonderful Pistachios.

Viva Los Dodgers Day, presented by State Farm, Chevrolet and Time Warner Cable, is a season-long initiative in its third year and celebrates Latino culture in Los Angeles at a family-friendly pregame festival held in lot 6 two hours prior to each Sunday's game. On Sunday, Viva Los Dodgers Day begins at 11 a.m.

This Sunday’s event also includes live performances from No Te Rajes Jalisco Folklorico Group, Cambalache and a celebrity appearance by Demian Bichir. Bichir, a 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in “A Better Life,” will also throw the honorary first pitch. The Mexican actor has appeared in more than 65 movies.
 

For more information, visit www.dodgers.com/viva.

Bantamweight UFC fighter Urijah Faber will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Faber owns a 26-6 MMA record, seven of the wins by way of knockout.

The Dodgers will be collecting school supplies and cash donations for low-income students at the turnstiles from 11:10 a.m. through the end of the 3rd inning as part of the Back to School Supply Drive. Donations can be made at all stadium gates and will be distributed to elementary and middle schools later in the month.

The Veteran of the Game is U.S. Army Special Forces Major James Lewis of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Lewis has served on 17 deployments most recently as a Company Commander in Central Afghanistan.  He is currently a Senior Mechanical Propulsion Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.  Joining him will be Commander Charlie Bolden, NASA’s Administrator, who will be part of the on field introduction in acknowledgement of JPL’s Rover Curiosity which will land on Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. on Sunday.

It is also Cheer Day at Dodger Stadium. More than 3,000 cheerleaders and their friends and family will attend the game and be a part of pre-game ceremonies.

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