Mother's Day meets Viva Los Dodgers

Mother's Day meets Viva Los Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will combine Sunday celebrations for Mother's Day and Viva Los Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, while the team hosts the Marlins at 1:10 p.m. PT.

The first 40,000 fans will receive a Mother's Day tote bag presented by Murad skincare. Dodgers mothers and wives will be on hand, and there will also be a postgame Walk Around the Park on the warning track after the game.

Grammy award-winning singer Melissa Manchester will perform the national anthem before the game and "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch.

Sunday also is Viva Los Dodgers, presented by Chevrolet, State Farm and Time Warner Cable, which takes place before the game in Parking Lot 6 beginning at 10:40 a.m. Live music will feature Grammy and Latin Grammy award nominated artists Marion Moreno, former member of norteño group Los Tucanes de Tijuana. Mexican Dubwiser, a producer and DJ from Monterrey, Mexico, will also perform. Dodgers alum Tim Leary will sign autographs for fans starting at 10:40 a.m. through the end of the event.

The Dodgers will also offer additional musical entertainment in the Reserve level plazas located on the first- and third-base sides. Third base side entertainment will be provided by singer, songwriter, California native and nephew of rock legend Carlos Santana, Adam Lasher. First-base side will feature live music by rock cover band The Trip.

Also marking Mother's Day will be the continuation of past tributes that includes the use by players of pink Louisville Slugger bats, pink necklaces and compression sleeves from Phiten, pink batting gloves from Franklin, pink Under Armour cleats and pink EvoShield protective gear.

The Honorary Bat Girl program continues, with Sara Aguilera, a breast cancer patient who founded "Feel Yourself Up" -- a breast cancer awareness organization promoting self-examination.

Fans also can support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure LA County by purchasing a special priced ticket at through the end of the day Saturday and are encouraged to wear pink to the game Sunday. A portion of each ticket purchased through the special link will be donated Komen LA County.

Sunday's Veteran of the Game is U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Debbie Carter of Chicago.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter and Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.