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Renovated baseball field to be dedicated at Mona Park

11/14/2011, 7:50 a.m.

COMPTON, Calif.--A renovated baseball field in Mona Park in the unincorporated Willowbrook area will be dedicated today, with funding provided by the Dodgers Dream Foundation, the LA84 Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

The field is the 16th to be built or renovated under the Dodgers Dream Foundation, created in 1998 to provide educational, athletic and recreation opportunities for youth in the greater Los Angeles area, with a special emphasis in helping underserved youth.

Under the program started in 2003, 14 existing baseball fields have been renovated and two new ones have been built.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation, the LA84 Foundation, which manages Southern California's share of the surplus from the 1984 Summer Olympics, the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation committed in the summer of 2010 to create eight new Dodgers Dreamfields in Los Angeles and a ninth in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.

The Dodgers Dreamfield at Mona Park is the seventh of those nine, all dedicated since March. Two more dedications are planned by the end of the year.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation has a goal bringing the total number of fields renovated or built to 50.

The Dodgers Dream Foundation is funded through private donations and various fundraisers. No team finances are used.