iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ AM 570 LA Sports, Los Angeles’ Dodgers radio station, announced today the 12th Annual Help-A-Hero Radiothon taking place on Tuesday, November 12 from Noon – 7 p.m. The on-air fundraiser will benefit Dream Center LA, a charitable organization that finds and fills the needs of struggling people in the Los Angeles area.
In the past 11 years, AM 570 LA Sports has raised over $1.7 million through the Help-A-Hero Radiothon.
Celebrities including Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney, alongside the AM 570 LA Sports team will accept donations through the phone bank. Throughout the radiothon, listeners will have the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences including: throw the first pitch at a Dodgers game, take a ride in the Goodyear blimp, go behind the scenes during FOX Sports Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, attend a Dodgers batting practice, go on the field before a Chargers or UCLA Bruins game, ride a Zamboni at a Kings game and attend a show at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles.
“This is an opportunity for AM 570 LA Sports to give back to our fellow Americans who have fought for our freedom,” said Don Martin, Senior Vice President of Sports Programming and General Manager for AM 570 LA Sports. “The Help-A-Hero Radiothon is our way of saying thanks for their ultimate sacrifice and we are both excited and proud to work with Dream Center LA.”
“The Dream Center is so excited and honored to partner up again with AM 570 Sports and iHeartMedia Los Angeles for their 12th Annual Help-A-Hero Radiothon,” said Dream Center CEO Matthew Barnett. “Over 11,000 of our country’s heroes are living on the streets of Los Angeles without a place to call home. Many of them are struggling to reacclimate to a civilian lifestyle and battling with emotional trauma; leaving them isolated and homeless. The Dream Center’s Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Veterans is helping our heroes find hope and stability.”
Suggested donations will start at $49 and listeners can donate by calling 818-524-2930 or online by visiting am570lasports.com or dreamcenter.org/hero. Dream Center LA will use raised funds to provide local veterans with a home, education and job assistance.
AM 570 LA Sports is the leading media outlet in the Los Angeles market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and 121 million registered users.