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The Los Angeles Dodgers donated $1 million to the Elton John AIDS Foundation in honor of the singer’s closing tour in the US.
On Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers donated $1 million to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The donation honors the singer’s closing tour in the US, with the closing three bought-out reveals taking space at Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers Chairman and proprietor Designate Walter and tennis fable and Dodgers co-proprietor Billie Jean King joined Elton John on stage to reward the donation in some unspecified time in the future of Saturday’s point to.
“Beyond the evident impact and pleasure of his song, Elton has been a social chief in fostering LGBTQ acceptance and equality and has worked tirelessly to toughen the lives of these residing with HIV and AIDS by the Elton John AIDS Foundation,” acknowledged Walter.
“We at the Dodgers fragment Elton’s dedication to community, equality, and restore and are ecstatic in divulge to toughen the work of the Foundation. Billie Jean and I thank Elton for all he has performed and congratulate him on his iconic career.”
Established in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation is one among the main just AIDS organizations on the earth. The Foundation is dedicated to overcoming stigma, keen discrimination, scuffling with infections, and offering treatment while influencing governments to help in ending the AIDS epidemic.
“I want to thank the Los Angeles Dodgers for his or her improbable generosity in making this very ultimate donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation,” acknowledged Elton John. “I am overjoyed to play my three closing reveals of my Farewell Yellow Brick Toll road tour in the US at Dodger Stadium, an iconic venue which has supposed so well-known to me and my career.”
Elton John’s longtime reference to the Dodgers comprises his iconic 1975 performance at Dodger Stadium in his spangled Dodgers’ uniform. The stadium was once a “becoming and poignant” residence for the closing leg of his US tour.