LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) – The Los Angeles Dodgers foundation (LADF) kicked off the weekend by partnering with Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that supplies basic necessities to children in poverty. Players like David Price, Will Smith, and Klayton Kershaw along with their partners and families stepped in to help as part of the 2022 All-Star Legacy Initiative.
The players and their families helped pack over 175,000 basic need kits Friday afternoon outside the stadium.
“It is really special today to be launching this initiative – to be packing these weekend essentials,” said Nichol Whiteman, CEO of LADF . “Baby2Baby has combated the crisis that so many young children face in this country; they are gonna create four million meals and 175,000 different essentials for Title I, Los Angeles Unified School District schools.”
This effort will extend through the 2022-23 school year and the resources will stretch far past All-Star weekend. The All-Star Legacy initiative will prioritize those in need and the homeless community throughout Los Angeles.
Partners for the All-Star Legacy initiative include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, MLB, Jackie Robinson Foundation, and Stand Up To Cancer. All partners will focus on All-star week communities for diversity and inclusive programs, Baby2Baby as an example.
All-Star weekend coverage begins July 15 and carries through to the MLB All-star game on Tuesday, July 19. For information on all events related to All-Star weekend and games, go to MLB.com.
Featured Image: Los Angels DodgersPlayers Chris Taylor, David Price and Will Smith packing essential kits including dry soaps, shampoo and toothpaste for the Los Angeles Community. Photo by Dylan A. Bryant