LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will participate in various Los Angeles area holiday events tomorrow, December 14. Dodger First baseman Adrian Gonzalez and wife Betsy will attend the East L.A. On Ice Winter Wonderland, Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti will join Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Rotary Club of Los Angeles Angel City Toy Giveaway and Dodger alumnus Lee Lacy will ride in the Echo Park Community Parade.
The Echo Park Community Parade, themed "Neighbors Make Echo Park Beautiful," begins at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow on Sunset Boulevard from Elysian Park Avenue to Park Avenue in Echo Park. The Dodgers are a sponsor of the Echo Park Community Parade and will be represented by alumnus Lee Lacy who will ride in the parade.
Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti will be on hand beginning at 9:00 a.m. for Mayor Garcetti and LA Rotary's Angel City Toy Giveaway at Algin Sutton Recreation Center located at 8800 Hoover Street. This is also the sight of one of the Dodgers' Dreamfields. Colletti has donated his time for several years to help hand out toys and gifts to children at this holiday event. The Dodgers have donated blankets and other items in the past and this year provided backpacks, T-shirts and hats.
From 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. tomorrow at the East L.A. Civic Center the Gonzalez family will distribute toys purchased by Gonzalez to children as part of the East L.A. On Ice Winter Wonderland. Gonzalez will join Supervisor Gloria Molina on stage to greet attendees and partake in the ice rink ribbon cutting. Other attractions will include a visit from Santa Claus, piles of real snow for winter play, face-painting, magicians, holiday train rides, carolers, food vendors with holiday antojitos (tasty treats), arts-and-crafts and music provided by a DJ.