Dodgers donate $100,000 to LeBron James’ foundation

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The Dodgers honored LeBron James with his own bobblehead an a $100,000 donation to his foundation.

LOS ANGELES – During Saturday’s Dodgers-Marlins game, Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten presented the LeBron James Family Foundation with a check for $100,000 on behalf of the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

“On behalf of our ownership and the Dodgers, we are thrilled to be donating to an organization as impactful and life changing as the I PROMISE Program,” said Kasten.

The first 40,000 fans at Saturday night’s game also received a limited-edition LeBron James Dodger bobblehead. 

The night also produced a special moment between Dodgers all-star Mookie Betts and James. After Betts hit his second home run of the game, Betts saluted James after touching home plate and James stood up and tipped his cap to Betts.

The LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE Program serves more than 1,500 at-risk students and their families by providing fundamental resources, wraparound support, and family support. The program provides college scholarships, supports gateways to higher education, and provides transitional housing and longer-term housing.

The Dodgers beat the Marlins 3-1 twice during Saturday’s doubleheader and improved to 17-2 in August and took a 12-game lead atop the NL West. At 76-47, they have the second best record in Major League Baseball and are just 4.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves (80-42).