It's Justin Turner Day in L.A.


It's Justin Turner Day in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council will declare today “Justin Turner Day” in honor of the Dodgers third baseman's charity work and impact on the community.

The recognition is part of the Dodgers' 16th annual community service week, which will have the team and its players participate in a number of activities and events,

Turner, 34, was a big contributor to the Dodgers' season, batting .312 for the year, but the City Council will be highlighting his charitable work, which includes the Justin Turner Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless veterans and children in need.

Following the City Hall ceremony, the team will take part in a number of other activities throughout the week, including an enlistment and re- enlistment ceremony at Dodger Stadium for all branches of the military. On Wednesday, during lunch and batting practice, the team will host more than 350 firefighters who battled wildfires in Southern California.

Manager Dave Roberts also served as the grand marshal of 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday.

The full lineup of the Dodgers' 16th annual community service week is at https://dodgers.mlblogs.com.

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