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Dodgers RBI

Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities) is a baseball and softball youth development program that aims to increase participation in the sport while using sport participation as an engagement tool that increases access to education, literacy, health, wellness and recreational resources in 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.

View 2017 Impact Report

Dodgers RBI Goals

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 7,800 youth, ages 5-18, across 57 locations in Los Angeles. Areas served include Compton, East Los Angeles, Harbor City, Inglewood, Long Beach, Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Southwest Los Angeles and Venice. Dodgers RBI is part of an international Major League Baseball initiative, which today encompasses more than 200 cities and over 230,000 youth, helping them to grow on and off the field.

Locations

City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and 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 and Recreation (East)

  • Belvedere Park*
  • Obregon Park

County of Los Angeles Dept. of Parks and Recreation (South)

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

Boys & Girls Clubs

  • Los Angeles Boys & Girls Clubs*
  • East Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice

Hollywood Indies Little League

  • Jesse Owens Park*

City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Library Services Dept.

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

MLB Youth Academy

  • MLB Youth Academy in Compton

City of Long Beach Dept. 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
  • Signal Hill Park
  • Silverado Park
  • Somerset Park
  • Stearns Park
  • Veterans Park
  • Wardlow Park
  • Whaley Park

*Dodgers Dreamfield (28 of 57 Dodgers RBI locations will be played at a Dodgers Dreamfield during 2017)

Program Resources, Elements and Special Events

Program Resources

  • LADF staff support
  • Online registration website and data collection system
  • Uniforms and equipment
  • Incentives, program participation giveaways and trips to Dodger Stadium
  • Recruitment support
  • Marketing support

Program Elements

  • Youth baseball and softball clinics
  • College access tours
  • Coaches training
  • Financial literary seminars
  • Umpire and field maintenance grants
  • Literacy program
  • Recycling challenge
  • Free eye exams and glasses
  • Fitness clinics
  • Nutrition education

Special Events

  • Dodger Days
  • PlayerFest
  • Player clinics
  • Suite Night
  • MLB RBI regional tournament
  • MLB RBI World Series