LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) hosted its Fourth Annual Blue Diamond Gala, a star-studded evening that featured an exhilarating performance by multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend. Comedy icons Arsenio Hall and George Lopez emceed the evening, which raised over $2.2 Million and was attended by 1,700 guests.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Group presented the 2018 Blue Diamond Gala. The group includes Mark Walter, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Todd Boehly, Robert “Bobby” Patton, Jr., and Peter Guber. Serving as this year’s event chairs were Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Terri and Eric Holoman, William McMorrow, Stephanie and Nicholas Sandler, Sarah and Kurt Rappaport, Cindy Starrett and Allan Bates, and Renata and Ken Simril.
Attendees included Los Angeles Dodgers Owners Mark Walter, Todd Boehly, Robert “Bobby” Patton, Jr., and Peter Guber, Manager Dave Roberts, Coaches Bob Geren, Rick Honeycutt, George Lombard, Mark Prior, Turner Ward, and Chris Woodward, and Players Scott Alexander, Austin Barnes, Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Tony Cingrani, Daniel Corcino, Josh Fields, Logan Forsythe, Erik Goeddel, Yasmani Grandal, Enrique Hernandez, Rich Hill, Daniel Hudson, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenley Jansen, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Max Muncy, Edward Paredes, Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Corey Seager, Ross Stripling, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, Chase Utley, Breyvic Valera, and Alex Wood.
Additional attendees included Former Los Angeles Dodgers Nomar Garciaparra, Steve Garvey, Orel Hershiser, Rick Monday, Manny Mota, Fernando Valenzuela, Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, and special guests including Chrissy Teigen, Terry Crews, Lisa DeBartolo & Don Miggs, Timothy Granaderos, Josh Henderson, Carrie Ann Inaba, Greg Louganis, Loni Love, Tito Ortiz, Emily Osment, Haley Joel Osment, Chord Overstreet, Holly Robinson Peete, Marque Richardson, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Anne Winters, as well as Austin Ekeler, Anthony Lynn, Damion & Brandi Square from the Los Angeles Chargers, and many more!
LADF is the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Its primary focus is to support cornerstone programs in Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy and Health + Wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
By leveraging strategic partnerships, the mission is to harness the power of the Dodger brand and the passion Dodger fans have for Los Angeles into a vehicle for positive change in underserved communities. Proceeds from the Blue Diamond Gala will support the expansion of its direct programs — Dodgers Dreamfields and Dodger RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).