June 28th, 2012

Fundraising event for the MLB Urban Youth Academy-Compton

Dear Academy Members,

The Rod Dedeaux Foundation is having a dinner to honor Former Dodger Rick Monday on July 12th at the Jonathan Club. Last years dinner honored Sparky Anderson posthumously.

All proceeds will go the MLB Urban Youth Foundation to continue educational support.

Benefitting Organization

Proceeds from this year’s Dedeaux Award will go to Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California.
On February 28, 2006, MLB opened its first Urban Youth Academy in the U.S. The facility is located at the campus of Compton
Community College on 10 acres of land in Compton, CA, south of Los Angeles. It includes two regulation size baseball
diamonds, a youth field and one for girl’s softball as well as a 12,000 square foot clubhouse with locker room, weight room and
other training facilities. It is expected to be a prototype for other U.S. facilities, through the Urban Youth Initiative, which will
serve not only as a catalyst for reviving baseball but a place for inner-city youth to enjoy each summer and after school.

The mission of the Urban Youth Academy is this: “Through the Splendor of the National Pastime, Major League Baseball
Urban Youth Academy aims to set the standard for instruction, teaching and education in Urban America and to enhance the
quality of life in surrounding communities. It serves as a brick-and-mortar testament to MLB’s commitment to urban youth”.

The Dedeaux Foundation is proud to support MLB’s Urban Youth Academy

Click here for Dedeaux Award Invite 2012

Thank you in advance for your support!!


2012 Cal Summer Ball All-Star Game @ the Academy

The CCL All-Star Game will take place at the Urban Youth Academy Wednesday July 11, 2012


Tickets went on sale today for the biggest event of the California Collegiate League each season, the league’s nationally-televised all-star game July 11, 2012 at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. Fans are encouraged to log on to the league website — http://www.calsummerball.com – to reserve admission to the event and to join the CCL in support of the ALS Association and its fight to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Hope to see you here!!


Academy closed for the 4th of July 2012

Hello everyone.

To Celebrate the 4th of July Holiday, the Academy will be closed for the day. There will be no activities or workouts available

Have a safe celebration.


Softball Camps June 27-29 Session

The first Session of or Softball Camps started yesterday June 27, 2012.
They will Continue until the 29th. The Second session is scheduled to start on July 12-14

For more information about the Softball Camps or our Softball Programs contact:
Ta’tyana Leonard @ Tatyana.McElroy@mlb.com
Kristen Aufdemberg@ kristen.aufdemberg@mlb.com

Office: 310-763-3479