Dodger outfielder Trayce Thompson visited the athletes of Dodgers RBI in Compton for the Dodger Day festival on Saturday, July 22. The L.A. Dodgers Foundation hosted Dodgers Day along with a softball and baseball clinic.
In Thompson’s second season with the Dodgers, he started 12 games as an outfielder with 18 putouts as of July 25. Thompson also has 43 at bats, two RBI’s and one home run this season.
Along with Thompson were Dodgers Alumni Dennis Powell, Billy Ashley, and Kenny Landreaux. Dodgers RBI players not only got a chance to hone their skills on the field and meet Dodgers players, but they were exposed to the resources from organizations like Vision to Learn and Kerlan-Jobe during the event.
The services Dodgers RBI provides the youth in the inner city reach far beyond baseball. Along with Dodger Days, the development programs hosts college access tours and financial literacy programs. Athletes of Dodgers RBI can also get free eye exams and glasses as well as get nutrition education.
The club’s integrity in the community matches their prominence in the MLB. The Dodgers rules over the league with a 69-13 overall record, making Los Angeles proud with a 42-13 record at home.