A British man who drew global support after photos of him dancing drew harsh comments online will throw the ceremonial first pitch before today’s Los Angeles Dodgers-San Diego Padres game at Dodger Stadium.
Sean “The Dancing Man” O’Brien has raised awareness for anti-bullying efforts after he experienced online body shaming. What was billed as “The dance party of a lifetime” in celebration of O’Brien and benefiting an anti-bullying campaign was held Saturday in Hollywood.
As with all Sunday home games except the final one, the Dodgers will conduct their Viva Los Dodgers family-friendly festival. Musical entertainment will be provided by 40 Watt Hype and Blue Agave
Al Ferrara, an outfielder with the Dodgers in 1963 and 1965-68, will sign autographs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Viva Los Dodgers.
It begins at 11 a.m. and is held at Dodger Stadium’s 76 station.
Tommy Davis, the 1962 and 1963 National League batting champion, will sign autographs in the left field pavilion from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter will perform the national anthem. Her first album, “Eyes Wide Open,” was recently released by Hollywood Records. It is a collection of pop songs, including some she co-wrote.
The Military Hero of the Game will be Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Smith of Tulare, an active duty member of the California National Guard for the past 25 years.
Smith is assigned to the 144th Security Forces Squadron in Fresno, providing base and aircraft security. He has been assigned to presidential and vice presidential aircraft.
Smith has been deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Southern Watch and to Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He will serve on another deployment this summer.
Fans sitting in the left and right field pavilions will receive a pair of “Terminator Genisys” sunglasses to promote the film set to be released July 1.
As with most Sunday home games, children 14 and under can run around the bases following the game.
Auto gates will open at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates at 11:10 a.m. Pregame ceremonies will begin at 12:55 p.m. for the 1:10 p.m. game.