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Dodgers RBI

Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities) is a baseball/softball youth development program that simultaneously aims to: increase participation in the sport and use sport participation as an engagement tool that increases access to education, literacy, health, wellness, and recreational resources in some of Los Angeles' most underserved communities. Dodgers RBI is bigger than baseball and focuses on youth character development as it engages communities and families in programming. As a program, Dodgers RBI impacts youth and families across all three of LADF's Pillars: Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy, and Health + Wellness.

The goals of Dodgers RBI are:

  1. To increase participation and interest in Baseball and Softball among under resourced youth.
  2. To use the sport as an engagement tool in order to increase access to educational resources and increase understanding of educational opportunities among program participants.
  3. To use the sport as an engagement tool in order to increase access to health resources and increase positive attitudes towards exercise and healthy habits among program participants.
  4. To provide a safe and fun atmosphere for play while promoting positive character development among program participants.

In its 2017 season, Dodgers RBI will serve over 7,500 youth, ages 5-18, across Los Angeles. Dodgers RBI is part of an international Major League Baseball initiative, which today encompasses more than 200 cities and over 200,000 youth, helping them to grow on and off the field.

Dodgers RBI


City of Los Angeles Dept of Recreation & Parks

  • 109th Street Recreation Center
  • Algin Sutton Recreation Center
  • Central Recreation Center
  • Denker Recreation Center
  • Harbor City Recreation Center
  • Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
  • Rosecrans Recreation Center
  • Ross Snyder Recreation Center
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Normandie Recreation Center
  • Baldwin Hills Recreation Center
  • Jackie Tatum Harvard Recreation
  • Pecan Recreation Center
  • Highland Park Recreation Center
  • Montecito Heights Recreation Center

County of Los Angeles Dept of Parks & Recreation (East)

  • Belvedere Park
  • Obregon Park

County of Los Angeles Dept of Parks & Recreation (South)

  • Athens Park
  • Bethune Park
  • Campanella Park
  • Mona Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Park
  • Ted Watkins Park
  • Alondra Park
  • Carver Park
  • Del Aire Park
  • Helen Keller Park
  • Victoria Park

Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club

  • Los Angeles Boys & Girls Clubs

East Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club

  • East Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice

  • Penmar Park

Hollywood Indies Little League

  • Jesse Owens Park

City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department

  • Darby Park
  • Rogers Park
  • Edward Vincent, Jr. Park

MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton

  • MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton

City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine

  • Bixby Park
  • Chavez Park
  • Cherry Park
  • Coolidge Park
  • El Dorado Park
  • Heartwell Park
  • Houghton Park
  • King Park
  • Orizaba Park
  • Pan Am Park
  • Ramona Park
  • Scherer Park
  • Seaside Park
  • Silverado Park
  • Somerset Park
  • Stearns Park
  • Veterans
  • Wardlow Park
  • Whaley Park

Program Elements

Uniforms and Equipment
College Access Tours
Free Eye Exams and Glasses
Coaches Training
Financial Literacy Seminars
Umpire & Field Maintenance Grants
Recycling Challenge
Incentives, Program Giveaways and Trips to Dodger Stadium
Fitness Clinics

Special Events

Dodger Days
Player Clinics
Suite Nights
MLB RBI Regional Tournament
MLB RBI World Series
Youth Clinics