The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), in partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the City of Fontana Community Services Department will break ground on an all-new Universally Accessible Dodgers Dreamfield at Jack Bulik Park in the City of Fontana on World Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
This field will be LADF’s second Universally Accessible field designed for youth with special needs and physical disabilities, and its 51st Dodgers Dreamfield expected to be complete in June. The construction of this $600,000 project is also partially funded by Easterseals Southern California, LA84 Foundation, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Security Benefit.
There are 30,000 children living in the neighborhood surrounding Jack Bulik Park and 3,000 with special needs. This field is designed to accommodate these youth participating in local leagues like the Little League Challengers Division. Amenities will include rubberized surfacing, enlarged dugouts with rooftops, backstops, player benches, bat racks, vinyl coated chain link fencing and gates, bleachers, LED solar scoreboard with signage that resembles Dodger Stadium, and concrete paving.
Nichol Whiteman – Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Tiffany Rubin – Director, Youth Programs, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Acquanetta Warren – Mayor, City of Fontana
Holly Robinson-Peete – Actress, author, philanthropist and Co-Founder HollyRod Foundation
RJ Peete – Dodgers Clubhouse Assistant and inspiration behind HollyRod Foundation and RJ’s Place Vocational Training/Family Support Services Center
Dennis Powell – Dodger Alumni
Mark Whitley – Chief Executive Officer, Easterseals Southern California
Oscar Delgado – Vice President, Partnership & Events, LA84 Foundation
WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019Remarks Begin – 11:00am
WHERE: 16581 Filbert Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335