Dodgers Press Release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scheduled a Lakers Tribute with a Purple & Gold LA Cap giveaway on April 14 vs. St. Louis prior to the 7:10 p.m. game.
The Lakers Tribute - Purple & Gold LA Cap giveaway on April 14 is the first in a series of four specialty cap giveaways that include the traditional LA Dodger Cap presented by Amtrak (July 24), USC Night and Cardinal and Gold Cap presented by USC University Hospital promotion on September 15 (vs. PIT) and UCLA and Blue and Gold Cap presented by State Farm giveaway on September 20 (vs. SF).
The tribute is scheduled to coincide with the start of the NBA playoffs, as the Lakers' regular season will end on April 13. Additional details regarding the tribute will be released at a later date.
Lakers who have thrown out ceremonial first pitches at Dodger Stadium during recent years include Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher, Sasha Vujacic, Trevor Ariza, Head Coach Phil Jackson and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Bill Sharman, who coached the Lakers to the first championship in franchise history during the 1971-72 seasons, was a former Dodger minor league outfielder from 1950 to 1955. Sharman was called up to the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1951 but did not appear in a game.
Dodger tickets are on sale now. Opening Day is sold out, but fans can still get to the game and take advantage of the 2011 promotional schedule with a Mini Plan starting at only $9 per seat. Information on season ticket options including Mini plans is available at www.dodgers.com/tickets.
For more information on 2011 giveaways and schedule, please visit www.dodgers.com/promotions. Fans can purchase tickets now at dodgers.com, losdodgers.com, or by calling 866-DODGERS.