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LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Native American Indian Commission with the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated Native American Heritage on Sunday, August 26, in a Major League Baseball game between the Dodgers and the Florida Marlins.
American Indian Children Run the bases at Dodger Stadium
A grand total of over 600 tickets were purchased for Native American Day. Many of the American Indian children received Dodgers backpacks, just before the school year began.
“With the help of our gracious sponsors including San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Bank of America, Pukúu Cultural Community Services, and especially Edison International - Southern California Edison, we were able to provide tickets for low income youth and families,”
commented Ron Andrade, executive director of the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission.
Immediately after the game, the American Indian families were able to participate in the
Run the Bases program that allows visitors onto the baseball field.
“Possibly the greatest sight was to see our Indian children running the bases after the game. Many of the families who had very young children were allowed to carry the children around the bases,”
posted September 8, 2012 6:40 am edt