Covered by Wayne Neal | Journalist | USA Today for Minorities in Sports
Minorities in Sports members (Erica Sherman, Matt Duncan and Wayne Neal) attended an African American History month Luncheon hosted by the LA Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The purpose of the luncheon was to gauge fans on ways to make the organization’s first Afric
an American Heritage Night engaging for the African American community.
The luncheon which took place on Wednesday February 15, featured a number of local radio stations, USC representatives, UCLA representatives and LA-based professional teams. Questions asked by Dodgers staff were: What would make African American Heritage Night meaningful to you? And: What organizations would you recommend for Dodger foundation initiatives
and community relations initiatives?
The luncheon was approximately two hours with a short video of Jackie Robinson shown after the Q&A. Robinson was the first black player and manager in Major League Baseball. A statue of him will be constructed in front of Dodger Stadium soon.
After the video, a short tour of Dodger Stadium’s gift shop was given where memorabilia from the Dodgers early years, including Brooklyn, were on display. A wall dedicated to Vin Scully was on display as well.