This coming Sunday will the seasons first Viva Los Dodger celebration during Opening Weekend, and it includes something very special.
Dodgers press release:
The Dodgers will welcome back former Dodger outfielder Raul Mondesi as part of Dominican Heritage at Viva Los Dodgers this Sunday. Mondesi, current mayor of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, will be holding a clothing drive to benefit his hometown of San Cristobal. He will accept donations of gently-worn clothing and will sign autographs for fans. Fans that bring a donation will be placed in a priority line for autographs. Viva Los Dodgers autograph sessions are open to all fans with the day's game ticket... Mondesi will also throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to Sunday's game.HOLY MOLY! Raul Mondesi will be in town! And, he'll be singing some autographs for fans. WooHoo!
UPDATE: I'm Sorry! I forgot to mention the time for this event. Viva Los Dodgers begins at 3:00 PM; about 2 hours before the start of the game.
As for musical entertainment,Dodger coach and SportsNet LA Spanish-language broadcaster Manny Mota will make an appearance and sign autographs for fans as part of Dominican Heritage Day.
Sunday's family-friendly festival will also feature musical entertainment by La Santa Cecilia, a local Latino alternative rock group and 2014 GRAMMY® award winners for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. LA native, multi-platinum selling music producer, artist and 2014 GRAMMY® award nominee Scoop DeVille will DJ. Raul Campos of KCRW and NUVOtv's "The Collective" will serve as emcee.Below is promotional schedulefor for future Viva Los Dodgers events:
|April 6, 5:00 p.m.||Giants||Dominican Heritage Day: La Santa Cecilia,
DJ Scoop DeVille, Raul Mondesi, Manny
Mota and special guests
|April 20, 1:10 p.m.||Dbacks||Renzo, Mar de Ashe|
|April 27, 1:10 p.m.||Rockies||Cumbia Machin|
|May 11, 1:10 p.m.||Giants||Mother's Day: Palenke Soultribe, El Conjunto
|June 1, TBD||Pirates||Las Cafeteras|
|June 15, 1:10 p.m.||Dbacks||Father's Day: Frankie J, Jungle Fire|
|June 29, TBD||Cardinals||Mexican Heritage Day: Metalachi, Trio Ellas|
|July 13, 1:10 p.m.||Padres||La Misa Negra, Diana Fuentes|
|Aug. 3, TBD||Cubs||TBD|
|Aug. 17, 1:10 p.m.||Brewers||Cuban Heritage Day: Johnny Polanco y su
Conjunto Amistad, Alfred Rodriguez
|Aug. 24, 1:10 p.m.||Mets||TBD|
|Sept. 7, TBD||Dbacks||TBD|
*Additions to talent, autograph sessions and special appearances will be made throughout the season and announced prior to each event.
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