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The Dodgers Spent Their Off Day Rocking Out to Maroon 5

Celebrities, athletes, entertainers and fans all united on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the name of charity as Earth, Wind, and Fire along with Maroon 5 performed at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Gala at Dodger Stadium.

They've got the moves like Jagger.

It may have been an off day on Thursday for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the team and it's players all came out to the Ravine dressed to the nines for the third annual LADF Blue Diamond Gala. 

The event featured celebrities, players, coaches, executives, former players, musicians, entertainers, reality stars, athletes from other professional sports as well as fans as all were welcome to walk the blue carpet followed by a star-studded concert featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and Maroon 5.

It's a night where we're celebrating the work that we're doing," said Nicole Whiteman, the executive director of the LADF. "We're giving Los Angeles a chance to come together at this party to help us continue to have significant impact on children in undeserved communities."

Nearly 1,500 people showed up the event, a 33 percent increase from last year's turnout that saw fans rocking out to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.

In addition to the majority of the Dodgers on the 25-man roster, celebrities in attendance included Eric Stonestreet, Haley Joel Osment, Ariel Winter, Heather Morris, Mario Lopez, Mary Hart, Kevin Frazier, Larry King, Alonfso Ribeiro, Prince Jackson and Lonnie Chavis from NBC's "This Is Us."

"I'm a baseball fan, I love being able to come to games so to get to come here to watch Earth, Wind & Fire and Maroon 5 at the place I get to watch baseball is pretty cool," said Stonestreet who stars on the show "Modern Family." " I'm happy to be here and support this organization."

The players cleaned up well as it offered the team an opportunity to shed their uniform for some classy threads as the players got to show off their fashion sense.

"You never know when you need a suit. I dressed myself and picked out these shoes a couple days ago," said Dodgers' rookie Cody Bellinger. "I'm looking forward to seeing Adam Levine. Man Crush. He's awesome." 

No player was more unique than Dodgers' reliever Josh Fields who wore a custom made camouflage suit that he's been waiting to break out for months.

"This is a spa day for everyone. Everyone is dressed up looking good, there's going to be a concert. I'm looking forward to it," said Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts. "Just to see the people in Hollywood, our team, and the money being raised tonight."

All proceeds from the Gala were used to benefit the Dodgers RBI and Dodgers Dreamfields programs, as the charity provides sporting equipment, funds, and fields for local communities. 

LADF raised over $1.5 million from ticket sales and donations and received more than $100,000 from a live auction held at the event itself.

Photos were courtesy of LAD Productions, Matthew Mesa, and Ron Cervenka.

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