What a great honor this is for our very own Justin Turner.
In recognition of Justin Turner’s impact on the local community, the Los Angeles City Council will proclaim Tuesday, January 22, 2019 as Justin Turner Day in Los Angeles.
Turner has been so involved with the Los Angeles community ever since he has gotten to the Dodgers. He has been a big supporter of service members and veterans which is part of the mission of his own Justin Turner Foundation is to support homeless veterans.
In 2016, Justin and his wife Kourtney founded the Justin Turner Foundation whose mission is to support homeless veterans, children (and their families) battling life-altering illnesses and diseases and various youth baseball organizations.
The #DodgersLoveLA Community Tour kicks off on Monday!
Monday, Jan. 2111:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Kingdom Day ParadeDave Roberts will serve as the grand marshal of the 34th annual Kingdom Day Parade. The three-mile route will begin at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Western Ave. and proceed west on King to Crenshaw Blvd. and then south to Vernon Ave., where a post-parade festival will be held at Leimert Park.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Justin Turner Day at City HallIn recognition of Justin Turner’s impact on the local community, the Los Angeles City Council will proclaim Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, as Justin Turner Day in Los Angeles.Los Angeles City Hall12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Enlistment CeremonyJustin Turner and the Dodgers will host an enlistment and re-enlistment ceremony at Dodger Stadium for all branches of the military. Bank of America volunteers will provide a helping hand and Jason Gietter, U.S. Navy Veteran and Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge Region Executive, will address the enlistees. Following the ceremony, the new enlistees will be treated to lunch.Dodger Stadium
Wednesday, Jan. 23
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. California Wildfires First Responders Luncheon/Batting PracticeDodger players will host over 350 firefighters who battled wildfires in Southern California for lunch and batting practice. In addition, Bank of America executive Garrett Gin will give remarks and will be joined by Bank of America volunteers.Dodger Stadium2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Smart & Final SurpriseDodger pitcher Joe Kelly will surprise customers at a local Smart & Final location.Surprise location
Thursday, Jan. 24
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Blue’s Pet Family Photo DayJoc Pederson will take photos with fans and their dogs, who will receive a Dodger dog t-shirt. Bank of America volunteers will support the event.Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park, 17550 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 914062:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. USO SurpriseAustin Barnes, Kiké Hernández and Bank of America volunteers will surprise military members and their families traveling to/from deployment through Los Angeles International Airport’s Bob Hope USO, delivering snacks and goodies.Bob Hope USO at LAX, LAX Theme Building, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Friday, Jan. 25
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. UCLA Health visit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Mattel Children’s HospitalDodger players (listed below) will visit with patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.Event restricted to media, footage to be provided to media.12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Dodger players will visit with those affected by the Borderline tragedy in Thousand Oaks, honoring the memory of those lost, comforting survivors and thanking the brave first responders. Midge Campbell-Thomas, Bank of America Market President, Ventura & Santa Barbara Region, will address the gathering, and Bank of America volunteers will provide support.
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