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Dodgers will join Heal the Bay for Santa Monica Beach cleanup on Feb. 15

February 1, 2011 |  6:24 pm

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, right, celebrates hitting a two-run homer with shortstop Rafael Furcal during a regular season game last year. The Dodgers Community Caravan is teaming up with Heal the Bay for a special beach cleanup event on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at Santa Monica Beach.

The cleanup will provide fans with an up-close-and-personal opportunity to help clean up Santa Monica Beach with current and former Dodgers players and personalities. Scheduled to attend (subject to change): Matt Kemp, Rafael Furcal, Fernando Valenzuela, Pepe Yñiguez, broadcaster Charley Steiner, Jay Gibbons, Gabe Kapler, Ron Cey, Lou Johnson and Shawn Green.

Space is limited and available on a first-come basis and participants must register in advance. Attendees should plan on meeting on the sand at lifeguard tower 1550, just north of the Santa Monica Pier.

All cleanup supplies will be provided, but attendees need to bring their own water and sun protection. Participants can enter to win Dodger tickets and other raffle items while at the event.

-- Kelly Burgess

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Photo: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, right, celebrates hitting a two-run homer with shortstop Rafael Furcal during a regular season game last year. Credit: Nick Doan / European Pressphoto Agency


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