Friday, July 29, 2011

L.A. Dodgers to hold Army Night tonight

The Dodgers will conduct Army Night tonight, with the commanders of 17 Southern California Army recruiting centers being honored on the field during a ceremony before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

Lt. Col. Robert Blankenship, commander of the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

The Dodgers will conduct Navy Night Saturday, when the U.S Navy parachute demonstration team known as the Leap Frogs sweeping down into Dodger Stadium, with one of its members carrying the baseball that will be used for the ceremonial first pitch. That will be thrown by Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the vice chief of naval operations.

Also on the schedule Saturday is an enlistment ceremony for new recruits to be witnessed by more than 1,000 sailors, including crews of four Third Fleet warships either just returning from six months at sea or about to embark on a six-month deployment.

Tonight is also Kings Night, with forwards Jarret Stoll, Dustin Penner and Trevor Lewis throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.

Discounted tickets are available online at until one hour before the game and include a voucher for a limited edition Kings- themed Dodger hat.

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