An all-star lineup in more ways than one came out for the Los Angeles Dodgers Faith & Family Day on July 30. The Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium was the first since 2019, spearheaded by all-star pitcher Clayton Kershaw. The day featured music by Jeremy Camp, an opening pitch by Chris Pratt, and testimonies of faith by Dodger players.
Celebrating Christian Faith and Family Day with some special guests at Dodger Stadium. pic.twitter.com/te4xkeujd6
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 30, 2023
Kershaw told the LA Times that the event was being planned but the plans accelerated in response to the controversy of the Dodgers deciding to honor a LGBTQ+ group that mocks true faith, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Kershaw wrote on Twitter, “We are grateful for the opportunity to talk about Jesus and determined to make it bigger and better than it was before COVID.”
Join us this Sunday for Christian Faith & Family Day at Dodger Stadium with special pre and postgame performances by Jeremy Camp! Stay after the game for player testimonies and a chance to receive an exclusive hat, while supplies last. For tickets, visit https://t.co/Us9TFkfqJm. pic.twitter.com/oLag91BHMP
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 27, 2023
Chris Pratt chimed in on Twitter, stating, “What a day!”
What a day! Jack and I got to hit the mound together, eat our bodyweight in Dodger Dogs and delivered the game opening announcement! Thank you @ClaytonKersh22 for asking me to throw yesterday’s first pitch for faith and family day, what an honor! ⚾️ Let’s go @Dodgers! pic.twitter.com/WtfQ0qWgn9
— Chris Pratt (@prattprattpratt) August 1, 2023
Christian Faith and Family Day is in the books. Thanks for for joining us postgame for player testimonials and Jeremy Camp’s musical performance. pic.twitter.com/rho42oBrTW
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 31, 2023
Key players and personnel taking part in this special day included: Clayton Kershaw, Max Muncy, Chris Taylor & Coach Dave Roberts.