The 6th annual Angels 5K & Fun Run presented by St. Joseph Hoag Health took place on Saturday. April 9th. Participants had the opportunity to run and walk the course which went throughout Angel Stadium, including behind home plate, and concluded in front of the Home Plate Gate and the 2016 Heath Fair/Expo. Please visit angels.com/5k for more information on the 2017 event.
On April 22th, Angels joined, MLB, its clubs, players and fans to recognize Jackie Robinson Day and celebrate his monumental impact on baseball and civil rights for all. All Angels' players will wear the retired #42 jersey in honor of Jackie Robinson.
The Angels will host a morning Baseball Clinic at Angel Stadium for the members of the Angels RBI League. The Angels RBI League, in partnership with Major League Baseball, Angels Baseball and local Boys & Girls Clubs, provides kids who would otherwise not have the chance, the opportunity to play baseball and softball in an organized league. During the clinic, members of the league, ages 12 to 18, practice their fielding, batting, sliding, and pitching skills in the Angels outfield with Boys & Girls Club staff, local coaches, and Angels players and coaches.
The Angels are proud to annually honor the winners of the annual CIF Southern Section Academic Awards program during an on-field pre-game ceremony. These awards are given to local high school athletic teams who achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average during the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Each of the CIF-SS schools also selects a male and female individual Student-Athlete of the Year. After being recognized on the field, the group is invited to enjoy a great night of Angels Baseball with friends and family.
The Orange County Community Foundation is super-charging local philanthropy with OC's second annual i ♥ oc Giving Day, 6 a.m. April 27 - Noon April 28. With 415 nonprofits participating there are plenty of opportunities to give where your heart lives. Make a donation to the cause closest to your heart.
The Angels are proud to partner with Major League Baseball and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in their fight against breast cancer. During the game, the Angels join teams across MLB supporting the cause by wearing pink wristbands and pink ribbons on their uniforms. Players have the opportunity to use pink bats, which will later be auctioned to raise money for this important cause.
Prior to the game, the Angels and representatives from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will honor breast cancer survivors during a pre-game ceremony. The Angels will also recognize an Honorary Bat Girl Winner, chosen by fans through a League-wide contest.
The 14th Annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic took place at Pelican Hill Golf Course in Newport Beach. The event featured athletes, sports personalities and entertainers along with an awards ceremony, dinner and auction. The tournament provided an entertaining event to raise funds and awareness for the Pujols Family Foundation.
The Anaheim City Council has proclaimed May as Water Awareness Month. For many years, Anaheim Public Utilities has sponsored a Water Conservation Poster Contest for all Anaheim students in first through sixth grade as part of its Water Awareness Month campaign. The Angels will honor the first, second and third place winners of the Water Conservation Poster Contest during a pre-game ceremony. Participating in this contest helps raise the awareness of the importance of water conservation in Anaheim children and their artwork spreads the message throughout the community. After the ceremony the winners are able to enjoy a night of baseball with their families and friends.
On Saturday, May 28tht, the Angels and Special Olympics, Southern California hosted the sixth "Gold Ball Mystery Grab Bag" event at the Big "A." The Angels' Wives and Special Olympics athletes sold $40 "mystery bags" from 5:30p.m. until all the bags were sold out. Each bag contained a baseball autographed by current Angels player or coach*. Additionally, raffle tickets were be sold for the opportunity to win other autographed and game used Angels items.
Fans also had the chance to win one of the 12 baseballs wrapped in gold paper hidden in the mystery bags. The winners of these gold balls will won four tickets to an upcoming game and the chance to meet the Angel who signed the ball during batting practice.
Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics, Southern California and the Angels Baseball Foundation.
*Please note that due to the limited number of "Mystery Bags," there will be a two (2) bag limit per person, while supplies last.
The MLB Pitch, Hit and Run is the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball. Boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, are given the opportunity to showcase their abilities in three fundamental skills: pitching, hitting and running. The Angels will honor the local winners of the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition during tonight's pre-game ceremonies. The group will compete earlier in the day at Angel Stadium of Anaheim for a morning skills contest. Participants advance through four levels of competition: Local, Sectional, Team and National with the National Finals to be held at the 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park.
Intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun of baseball, MLB Pitch, Hit and Run gives kids nationwide the opportunity to compete free of charge. For more information, please visit mlb.com/phr.
Prior to the night's game, the Angels honored the 2016 Angels Scholars class in a pregame on-field ceremony. The Angels Baseball Foundation and the Orange County Department of Education identify outstanding eighth graders based on their academic achievement, financial need and enrollment in the college preparatory program, AVID. The Angels Baseball Foundation will award each Angels Scholar a partial scholarship upon their acceptance into a four-year college.
The seventh class of Angels Scholars will graduate from High School this year and will receive their scholarships once accepted into college along with a new laptop generously donated by Toshiba.
In partnership with baseball legend Rod Carew and his wife Rhonda, the Angels will launch a year-long campaign to promote awareness of cardiovascular disease. The Heart of 29 campaign honors the Carew's wish to assist the American Heart Association following the Hall of Famer's recent heart attack and subsequent surgery. Rod had an LVAD (left ventricular assist device) implanted during surgery and is anticipating the possibility of a heart transplant.
On June 14th, both the Angels and Twins will be wearing a Heart of 29 patches to honor Carew and the campaign during pre-game batting practice. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets for the game and receive a special red Angel hat with a Heart of 29 patch. A portion of the tickets sold will benefit the American Heart Association.
Join the Angels Wives and members of the Anaheim Firefighter's Association as they host their annual "Fill the Boot" fundraiser benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Orange County. They will be collecting cash and coin from 5 p.m. through the 2nd inning outside the gates of Angel Stadium. The Angels Wives and Anaheim Fire Department will present the funds raised to MDA during a pregame ceremony later in the season. For more information please visit the Angels Facebook page.
For each new toy (minimum value of $10.00) donated during the Halfway to Christmas toy drive the donor will receive a voucher for an upcoming home Angels game. Please bring new unwrapped toys for children 6-15. Toys collected in June will be donated to children from local non-profit organization during the Angels Baseball Foundation's Kid Holiday party in December.
Angels first baseman C.J. Cron will make an appearance at the Cox Communications Store on Saturday, June 25th at 23704 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.