The baseball superstars interacted with junior players from Illawong and St John Bosco Baseball Clubs on the renowned Bondi Beach on the eve of their Team Australia Challenge match at the SCG.
“I’m delighted to welcome the world famous LA Dodgers to Australia’s most famous stretch of sand and like all sports fans, I look forward to seeing the Dodgers play the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend.
Minister Upton presented the LA Dodgers with beach towels and Bondi baseball caps as a memento of their visit and introduced them to some local volunteer lifesavers. She also presented free tickets to 100 lucky junior players to attend the Australian All Stars v LA Dodgers match on Thursday night.
“Seeing these superstars up close will put stars in the eyes of our young players and I look forward to seeing how much junior participation jumps as a result of these games.
“While in Sydney, I encourage the players and the visiting fans to explore everything the Sydney has to offer, from the pristine beaches, restaurants, cafes and art galleries to the fantastic shopping,” Ms Upton said.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said: “These games were secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government in partnership with Moore Sports and the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and the anticipation has been extraordinary.
“About 80,000 fans will see the two MLB teams play live at the Sydney Cricket Ground with at least another 150 million watching worldwide on television.
“I wish both teams the best of luck and I hope you they, along with all visitors to Sydney enjoy their time in our fabulous Harbour City,” Mr Souris said.
Tickets to the matches Team Australia on Thursday and Friday are still on sale at www.ticketek.com.au