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Dodgers News: LA Named as Finalist for the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award

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“That is the way this game is -- you win, you lose, you celebrate and you suffer.” -- Vin Scully

The Dodgers and their Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation have been named as a finalist for the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award along with the Denver Broncos (NFL), the Sacramento Kings (NBA), and New York City FC (MLS). The winner will be announced on ESPN on June 21.

The LADF was founded in 1995 that focuses on increasing the quality of life for young Angelenos and giving them the best possible opportunity to thrive. The charity organization has given more than $30 million to area nonprofits to help the community. They have provided educational opportunities in mentorships, college scholarships, and STEM activities. Of course they also rely on baseball and softball to help build a community that helps them obtain social and leadership skills. 

The City of Compton and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) partnered to break ground on a multimillion-dollar renovation to local Gonzalez Park as part of the LADF???s Dreamfield Project in Compton on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

While the organization has also addressed health and wellness challenges that the community faces, it has recently stepped up its relief efforts during this pandemic. Its efforts contain creating an emergency fund for Angelenos, donations of food to other organizations that cater to children and adults, as well as launching educational programs to help the continuous learning of students during this dark time.

The Sports Humanitarian Awards are in their sixth year of existence and seeks to honor athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who use their platform and resources to make a difference. The Dodgers as well as its players such as Justin Turner and Clayton Kershaw just to name a few have gone above and beyond to give back to those who need help not because they seek the media coverage or awards that come with it but because they feel its part of their job to make a difference. 

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