Melrose Elementary School 4th and 5th grade students earned a trip to Angel Stadium this week alongside some of their teachers to watch the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play against the Toronto Blue Jays. This trip was made possible thanks to the OC GRIP Program. Coordination between Angel Stadium, the District Attorney’s office, and local law enforcement agencies made this possible for students across Orange County, and Melrose was part of this amazing event.
Students arrived to the stadium a few hours before the game, and were cheered along through the parking lot and into the stadium by local law enforcement officers. Once inside, the group was directed to sit in the stands a few rows away from the Angels’ dugout, and got to hear from Angel baseball players and coaches. They were taught some of the routines of a typical baseball game, and they even had the opportunity to watch the Angels warm up before the game started. Then they were given a baseball hat, a hotdog, and a ticket to stay and watch the Angels play ball! This was the first baseball game for many students, and they worked hard this year to attain their spot on the trip.
Thank you OC GRIP for making this possible.
OC GRIP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports the initiatives of the GRIP (Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership) program in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office with the support of over 200 partners in 13 cities, including police departments, probation departments, and more than 100 private businesses and non-profit organizations.