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05/28/2010 4:47 PM ET
Dodgers return home to take on Diamondbacks, Braves, Cardinals and Angels
Longest homestand of the season includes kids giveaways and ThinkCure! Weekend
tickets for any Major League Baseball game
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LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers return home on Memorial Day for a 14-day homestand with games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (Monday, May 31 - Wednesday, June 2), Atlanta Braves (Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6) St. Louis Cardinals (Monday, June 7 - Wednesday, June 9) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13).

The first two kids giveaways of the season are this homestand, with a Manny Ramirez kids batting practice jersey, presented by Cacique, on Monday, May 31 and the Matt Kemp action figure, presented by Grapes from California, on Thursday, June 3. Both kids giveaways are for the first 15,000 kids 14 and under in attendance.

Other promotions this homestand include '70s Night and a Loney/Blake '70s-themed poster on Friday, June 4, Viva Los Dodgers Days on Sunday, June 6 and Sunday, June 13, a Jonathan Broxton Bobblehead giveaway presented by Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday, June 8 and ThinkCure! Weekend Friday, June 11-Saturday, June 12.

Fans can purchase tickets to any games this homestand at dodgers.com, losdodgers.com, or by calling 866-DODGERS.

Monday, May 31 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6:10 p.m.

Monday is Memorial Day and the Dodger game will begin at 6:10 p.m.

The first 15,000 kids age 14 and under in attendance will receive Manny Ramirez Kids Batting Practice Jerseys presented by Cacique.

In honor of Memorial Day, approximately 1,000 veterans and active-duty military will attend the game courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Army member Gigi Theocharides will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America and a representative Color Guard will be presenting Colors from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines before the game. Military members will also accompany former Dodgers on the field for the ceremonial first pitch.

The June edition of Dodgers Magazine debuts on Tuesday, with Dodger first baseman James Loney with the downtown Los Angeles skyline in the background on the cover. Fans can purchase Dodgers Magazine at the stadium or order a subscription at dodgers.com/magazine or by calling 877-258-3062.

The fourth edition of the Dodgers Playbill will debut and be distributed at all parking gates throughout the homestand. This issue showcases ThinkCure! Weekend on the cover and inside fans can read more about ThinkCure! and find information on upcoming Dodger promotions ticket savings, merchandise and more.

Monday is the first Dodger fan club broadcast and fan club members will call the game from the Vin Scully press box. Three Women In Blue winners, three Boys in Blue winners and three Viva Azul club winners will each call an inning apiece and the entire game broadcast will be posted on dodgers.com on Tuesday. Fans can then listen and vote for their favorite broadcaster and a winner for each club will be chosen at the end of the season. The grand prize winners will receive Dodger tickets and a guest appearance on Dodger Talk on KABC. Fans can register to be broadcasters and vote for their favorites at www.dodgers.com/broadcaster.

Tuesday, June 1 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7:10 p.m.

Ten patients from Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA will be at the game as guests of Chad Billingsley and his Chad's Champs community program. Each child will get a T-shirt and dinner and get to meet with Billingsley on the field during batting practice and get his autograph.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor nine of Southern California's Teachers of the Year on the field before the game, including teachers from Alta Loma, Ventura, La Puente, Burbank and Irvine. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and it will be caught by founding member of the band Chicago, Robert Lamm, who are both champions of education in California.

The Dodgers will also recognize the John Marshall High School Academic Decathlon Team before the game. The team is the Los Angeles City Champion, California Large School Champion and United States Academic Decathlon Large School Online National Champion.

Wednesday, June 2 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 12:10 p.m.

Contestants on the 2010 "Next Food Network Star" Doreen Fang and Darrell "DAS" Smith, both from Los Angeles, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Smith is also a teacher at Beverly Hills High School.

Singer Melody Thornton of the group the Pussycat Dolls will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Thursday, June 3 vs. Atlanta Braves - 7:10 p.m.

The first 15,000 kids age 14 & under in attendance will receive Matt Kemp Action Figures presented Grapes from California.

E! News correspondents Guiliana Rancic, Ashlan Gorse, Jason Kennedy and Sal Masekela will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Actor Harold Perrineau, best known for his role as Michael on "Lost," will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Friday, June 4 vs. Atlanta Braves - 7:10 p.m.

Friday is '70s Night and the first 20,000 fans will receive a Loney and Blake '70s-themed poster.

Also as part of '70s night, actor Barry Williams, best known for his role as Greg Brady on "The Brady Bunch," will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Before the game, Fernando Valenzuela will host a group of 40 children from New Village Charter School on the field as part of his community initiative Amigos de Fernando. Each child will receive a program t-shirt and dinner and will get to meet Valenzuela and get his autograph. New Village Charter School is an all-girls school in downtown Los Angeles.

Saturday, June 5 vs. Atlanta Braves - 7:10 p.m.

On Saturday, Casey Blake will sign autographs for fans at the Verizon Wireless Store in Pasadena from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and Jonathan Broxton will appear at the MetroPCS Store in Pomona from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

James Loney will host a group of seven children from Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities - Los Angeles, a program of which he is an alum, at the game as part of his community program Loney's Lounge. The group will receive program T-shirts and get to meet with Loney on the field during batting practice and will then enjoy dinner and the game from the exclusive Baseline Box Club.

2010 Miss America winner Caressa Cameron will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Sunday, June 6 vs. Atlanta Braves - 1:10 p.m.

Every Sunday at Dodger Stadium this year is a Viva Los Dodgers Sunday, presented by State Farm. Starting two hours prior to the game fans can enjoy live music and a family-friendly celebration in Lot 6 and this Sunday fans can enjoy live musical performances by Estrellas de Tuzantla.

Sunday is also a Universal Studios Hollywood Kids Free Day, presented by Universal Studios Hollywood, and every child in attendance at the Dodger game will receive a voucher good for free admission to Universal Studios Hollywood with each paid adult admission to the theme park.

Fans who sit in the My Town, Cuba section on Saturday will receive Dodgertown, Cuba T-shirts and an all-you-can-eat menu including cubano sandwiches and plantain chips. To purchase tickets in Dodgertown, Cuba visit www.dodgers.com/mytown.

Jr. Dodgers Broadcasters will call Sunday's game from the Vin Scully press box. Fans can listen to the Jr. Dodgers Broadcast at dodgers.com/jrdodgers.

The top 12 boy and top 12 girl qualifiers from California and Nevada in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and Run competition will compete in the hopes of advancing to the National Finals at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim, California after the game. This spring, more than 600,000 children have participated nationwide in Major League Baseball's free Pitch, Hit & Run program. The program is coordinated by the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation along with thousands of volunteers and this years qualifiers are from Simi Valley, Corona, Goleta, Buena Park, Riverside and more.

Monday, June 7 vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 7:10 p.m.

Dodger 30-year Adopt a School partner Solano Avenue Elementary School will be honored before the game. Solano was recently awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award by the United States Department of Education for being a national role model for showing dramatic improvement or continuing to demonstrate high levels of educational performance with a large numbers of disadvantaged students. Distinguished staff members who will be retiring at the end of the school year, Principal Richard Hickcox and teacher Judy Foon, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

"America's Got Talent" winner and Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Fitness trainer from "The Biggest Loser" Jillian Michaels will announce "It's time for Dodger baseball" at the start of the game.

Tuesday, June 8 vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 7:10 p.m.

The first 50,000 fans will receive Jonathan Broxton Bobbleheads presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Alex Lambert, a contestant on American Idol season nine, will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America.

The Dodgers will recognize the Prostate Cancer Foundation's "Keep Dad in the Game" program before the game. Dodger player representative Matt Kemp and 2010 Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Run Challenge Co-Chair and prostate cancer survivor Joe Torre will join Founder and Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Michael Milken, in a pre-game ceremony. Each time a Major League player hits a home run during select Father's Day week games, money will be donated to prostate cancer research as part of MLB's "Keep Dad in the Game" program.

Wednesday, June 9 vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 7:10 p.m.

Fans who sit in the My Town, Phillipines section on Saturday will receive Dodgertown, Phillipines T-shirts and an all-you-can-eat menu including chicken adobo and Phillipine-style race. Fans can purchase tickets to sit in the section at www.dodgers.com/mytown.

As part of Filipino night, Filipina actress Krista Ranillo will throw out a ceremonial first pitch, Jessica Sanchez will sing the National Anthem and A.J. Rafael will sing God Bless America.

The Dodgers will present the State Farm Good Neighbor Award honoring the Emergency Department of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles on the field before the game.

Thursday, June 10 - Dodgers Dream Foundation Golf Invitational

Thursday is the ninth annual Dodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf Invitational at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. Several foursomes still remain open for the event and can be obtained by calling 323-224-1413. This year, several Dodger players, coaches and legends will attend including Chad Billingsley, Jeff Weaver, John Ely, Mariano Duncan, Maury Wills, Fernando Valenzuela, Eric Karros, Tommy Davis, Bill Russell, Steve Yeager, Todd Zeile, Bob Welch, "Sweet" Lou Johnson and Kenny Landreaux.

Friday, June 11 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - 7:10 p.m.

Friday is the first day of the third annual ThinkCure! Weekend. Fans can donate to the ThinkCure! Weekend online at www.dodgers.com/thinkcureweekend and www.thinkcure.org, by calling (866) 554-CURE or by texting CURE to 50555 to make a $10 donation through their mobile phone bill. An online auction on dodgers.com for unique Dodger experiences and memorabilia will run from June 8 to June 14.

Food Network star and chef Tyler Florence will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Saturday, June 12 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - 7:10 p.m.

Jonathan Broxton will sign autographs for fans at the Verizon at Wilshire and Western from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday is the second and final day of ThinkCure! Weekend.

Sunday, June 13 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - 1:10 p.m.

Sunday is a Viva Los Dodgers Sunday, presented by State Farm. Starting two hours prior to the game fans can enjoy live music and a family-friendly celebration in Lot 6 and this Sunday fans can enjoy live musical performances by Gustavo Galindo.

Jr. Dodgers Broadcasters will call Sunday's game from the Vin Scully press box. Fans can listen to the Jr. Dodgers Broadcast at dodgers.com/jrdodgers.

Fans who sit in the My Town, Fernando Valley section on Saturday will receive Dodgertown, Fernando Valley T-shirts and an all-you-can-eat menu including carne asada tacos and alote a la parilla. Fans can purchase tickets to sit in Fernando Valley at www.dodgers.com/mytown.

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