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Grand Slam! The LA Dodgers surprise young baseball fans across Dubai

Dubai, UAE: 19 December 2019 – Emirates, the Official Sponsor of the Los Angeles Dodgers, welcomed Los Angeles Dodgers baseball players, Max Muncy and Austin Barnes to Dubai last week. The players scored a home run as they engaged with young baseball fans across the city including a surprise visit to the American School of Dubai and the Dubai Little League Park.

Emirates’ partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers tracks back to 2016 and the players’ visit to Dubai strengthens the airline’s commitment to supporting local communities and to growing the sport of baseball across the UAE.

While in Dubai, Max Muncy and Austin Barnes paid a special visit to the American School of Dubai to surprise students on the last day of term. Young baseball fans were treated to an exclusive Q&A session, received autograph signings and learned batting tips and techniques.

The day continued at the Rugby Sevens Stadium where the Dodgers engaged with Emirates staff and played a friendly match with Emirates corporate cricket team, Fly Emirates. Drawing on the similarities between both sports, the players exchanged fun tips on how to bat like a baseball pro, and how to swing like a cricket legend.

To conclude their visit, the LA Dodgers spent a fun-filled morning at the Dubai Little League Park where young, aspirational baseball players enjoyed a day of mentoring and learning first-rate techniques on how to become a professional baseball player. Kids and families of all ages enjoyed participating in the kids’ clinic, playing friendly games with the players and receiving autographs.

Emirates sponsors the Dubai Little League, helping to grow the sport of baseball in Dubai and build a community of fans across the UAE. The state-of-the-art facilities at the Little League Park nurtures the development of young baseball players and offers world-class mentorship programmes.

As the world’s largest international airline, Emirates connects people and brings communities together through its extensive sponsorship portfolio. The airline’s sponsorship of the LA Dodgers, which is the airline’s first major league team sponsorship in the U.S., enhances Emirates’ stance as a strong supporter of sports and culture worldwide, connecting fans and communities to some of the best players in Major League Baseball.


Nadeen Qablawi 

Emirates Public Relations