Going on right now…. Volunteers prepare food bags for the Dodgers Ninth Annual Turkey Giveaway which begins at 2pm PST.. Dodger alumni “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Bobby Castillo, Matt Luke and Al Downing will be on hand to help distribute a complimentary turkey, fixings and reusable canvas bags to 2,100 pre-selected not for profit community organizations who will in turn distribute them to families in need….Photography by Jon SooHoo/© Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2013
11/13/13-Something Current-Los Angeles Dodgers receive the Disability Rights Sports Award by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers
Dennis Powell, Executive Director of Disabilities Rights Legal CenterPaula D. Pearlman, Joanie Campanella and Steve Yeager
Joanie Campanella (Daughter of Roy Campanella) presents award to the Los Angeles Dodgers
Steve Yeager accepts the award for the Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers receive the 2013 Disability Rights in Sports Award at this year’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner on November 13th. The Disability Rights in Sports Award honors an athlete, team, or organization that represents the inclusion of people with all types of disabilities in sports. This year the nominating committee selected The Los Angeles Dodgers for their cooperative measures to ensure that the new construction at the stadium was accessible, both physically and in spirit, to visitors with disabilities. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ extraordinary efforts will make the iconic stadium a welcome destination for all who wish to witness a great team, with a noble history supporting civil liberties, engage in American’s favorite pastime.