Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers will take on 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies (June 4-7) in a rematch of last year's National League Championship Series.

Special guests throughout the week will include Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson, soap opera stars from both "The Young and the Restless" (June 1) and "Days of Our Lives" (June 6), and MTV reality star Lauren Conrad (June 6).

Homestand Highlights:

Thursday, June 4 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7:10 p.m.

Thursday is Disability Awareness Day at Dodger Stadium and more than 500 group members will be in attendance at the game. They will also be honored during pregame ceremonies.

James Loney will host seven kids from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities - Los Angeles program during batting practice as part of his personal community initiative, Loney's Lounge. Each child will receive a program T-shirt, get to watch the game from the Baseline Box Club seats, and meet with Loney on the field.

Recording artist Mathis Ameen will sing the National Anthem.

Friday, June 5 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7:10 p.m.

Friday is "I Love the '80s Night" at Dodger Stadium and fans can enjoy Friday Night Fireworks set to music from the 1980s after the game. Fans will be able to watch the fireworks from the field.

Matt Kemp will host a group of 40 children from the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles at Friday's game. As part of his Kemp's Kids program, all participants will receive a program T-shirt and dinner courtesy of Panda Express and will get to meet with Kemp on the field during batting practice and get his autograph. The Salesian Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1966 and works to inspire and enable the young people of East Los Angeles to realize their full potential.

Schools from the Salute 2 Schools program, an initiative designed to help area schools with their fundraising efforts, will be recognized during pregame ceremonies. Bethune Middle School, LAUSD Bright Elementary, and University Charter Schools will all be honored before the game.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation will present a check for $1,000 to Camp Erin LA, a bereavement camp for grieving children, before the game. Camp Erin is one of the key beneficiaries of Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer's Foundation, and Moyer and his wife Karen will participate in the pregame ceremonies.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation will hold a silent auction on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box and will also sell limited edition Russell Martin autographed bats.

Saturday, June 6 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 1:10 p.m.

Saturday's game will air nationally on FOX.

Lauren Conrad from MTV's "The Hills" will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Conrad's debut novel, "L.A. Candy," will be released on June 16. The Laguna Beach native is also designing a new clothing line for Kohl's that will be available this October.

Cast members from "Days of our Lives" will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America at Saturday's game. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) will sing the anthem and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) will perform God Bless America. Both actors will also sign autographs for fans in the DodgersWIN tent in center field in Autograph Alley before the game.

Schools from the Salute 2 Schools program, including St. Genevieve School, will be recognized during pregame ceremonies.

Participants in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit, & Run contest from the California and Nevada area will be honored during pregame ceremonies. The 16 participants, aged seven to 14, will also compete on the field after the game.

Sunday, June 7 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5:09 p.m.

Sunday's game will be televised nationally on ESPN as part of Sunday Night Baseball.

Sunday will be the second out of nine consecutive Sunday home games at which children age 14 and under will receive free Webkinz pets, one of the hottest toys in town. This Sunday, fans will receive Webkinz lilkinz Clydesdales.

There will be a Little League Parade around the warning track before Sunday's game, and Orange Crest Little League and Thousand Oaks Little League are among the teams scheduled to participate.

Actress and singer Ashley Argota will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America. The 15-year-old stars in the hit Nickelodeon show, "True Jackson VP," and she recently released her debut CD, entitled "Ashley."

Sunday will be the second week of Bleacher Beach at Dodger Stadium, and fans who purchase tickets in the new all-inclusive area in Reserve sections 55 and 59 will be able to enjoy all-you-can-eat barbeque fare, a live disc jockey from 102.7 KIIS FM, lifeguard towers, cooling spray misters, and a Dodger beach item giveaway at every Sunday home game for the rest of the season. This Sunday's giveaway is a Dodger beach bag.

Jr. Dodgers broadcaster Zach Ferber will join the booth this Sunday to call the game as part of the Jr. Dodgers broadcast, which is available free online at dodgers.com/jrdodgers. Ferber is 12 years old and a sixth grade honor roll student at Thompson Middle School in Murrieta, CA. He plays third base and center field, occasionally umpires for the Machine Pitch Division, and went to his first Dodger game when he was four years old.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation will hold a silent auction on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box and will also sell limited edition Russell Martin autographed bats.

Monday, June 8 - Dodgers Dream Foundation Fishing Outing

As part of Dodger CEO Jamie McCourt's DodgersWIN program, pitcher Brent Leach will host a group of children from School on Wheels and the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club on a fishing expedition out of San Pedro.

Tuesday, June 9 vs. San Diego Padres - 7:10 p.m.

A group of 20 patients and their families from the ALS Association - Greater Los Angeles Chapter will enjoy Tuesday's game courtesy of Randy Wolf and his Wolf's Den community program. Each participant will receive a program T-shirt and dinner courtesy of Wolf and will get to meet with Wolf during batting practice and get his autograph. The ALS Association of Greater Los Angeles' mission is to provide assistance for persons with ALS and their families and to support research for a cure.

Wednesday, June 10 vs. San Diego Padres - 7:10 p.m.

Fans at Wednesday's game will receive a Cooler Bag, presented by ampm.

Fernando Valenzuela will again host a group of 40 children during batting practice as part of his Amigos de Fernando program. The children, who are from the Central City Action Committee, will get to meet with Valenzuela on the field before the game, get his autograph, and will receive program T-shirts and dinner courtesy of Panda Express. The Central City Action Committee helps youth to acquire education, build a strong sense of self-worth, and recognize their responsibilities to the community.

Jeanne Zelasko and Mark Sweeney will once again broadcast the game as part of the DodgersWIN broadcast, which is available live online at dodgers.com/win. Zelasko again will be at the DodgersWIN tent in center field in Autograph Alley to sign autographs for fans from 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.

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