The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that for the first time ever, the entire team will be wearing custom on-field pride caps as the organization celebrates their ninth annual LGBTQ+ Night, presented by Blue Shield of California, at Dodger Stadium on June 3 against the New York Mets. These special caps will also be sold at the Top of the Park and the Left Field Team store, while supplies last.
Eight days later, history will be made in San Francisco on June 11 as both the Dodgers and Giants take the field at Oracle Park in San Francisco wearing their respective team’s pride caps.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers are proud to stand with and recognize the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles and globally,” said Stan Kasten, president & CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers. “The Dodgers have a history of breaking barriers and we’re proud to be a part of another chapter in MLB history as the Dodgers and Giants each wear their team’s pride caps on June 11. While our organizations have a long-storied rivalry on the field, we stand together when it comes to equality for all.”
Erik Braverman, senior vice president of Marketing, Communications and Broadcasting added, “The Dodgers annual Pride Night has become one of the most anticipated nights of the season. I am incredibly proud to have the added element of the on-field caps this year. I look forward to sharing these historic games with members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.”
Fans who purchase a special ticket package to the June 3 game will receive an exclusive commemorative Dodger LGBTQ+ game jersey which is part of a special ticket package available for purchase now. There will be many special guests and activities taking place during and prior to the game – for the complete list of events and to purchase tickets, visit dodgers.com/LAPride.
Additionally, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will donate 50 percent of the proceeds of the 50/50 raffle to The Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest provider of programs and services for LGBT individuals. The Center’s nearly 800 employees, along with thousands of volunteers and supporters, are a force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.