The annual Angels 5K & Fun Run, presented by Lexus, welcomes fans of all ages to race at their own pace around Angel Stadium! The first 5,000 registered runners receive a commemorative shirt, finisher medal, and more. Previous races have included a Bubble Detour, Kids Zone, and Health Expo. Visit angels.com/5k to learn more.
Check back in 2021 for more details about the programs listed below.
The RBI Youth Baseball Camp, presented by Chick-fil-A, is hosted by Angels RBI at Angel Stadium. Proceeds benefit the Angels RBI League and their mission to enable life skills and character development in youth through baseball and softball opportunities. Participants have the ability to learn from the best and experience catching fly balls in the outfield, throwing pitches in the bullpen, taking batting practice on the warning track, and so much more. Angels players and alumni are onsite to interact with the participants throughout the camp. Lunch is provided by Chick-fil-A. For more information and to register, visit: angels.com/camp.
During this annual event, which is hosted alongside the Angels Wives and Girlfriends, fans are encouraged to visit the Home Plate Gate entrance to purchase a Gold Ball Mystery Bag. Each bag contains a baseball autographed by an Angels player or coach. Proceeds benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation.
Angels players and the Strike Force support childhood literacy and education in our community by visiting local Anaheim libraries and mobile library stops to share a story with kids and their families. In partnership with Chick-fil-A, those in attendance have the opportunity to ask questions and take pictures with the player and receive tickets to a future Angels game!
The Angels Baseball Foundation and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union team up for an annual school supply drive at Angel Stadium in honor of School Employee Appreciation Night. Items such as scissors, pencils, glue, markers, highlighters, crayons, and reams of paper are accepted prior to the game. The items collected during the drive are then donated to local schools.
As a part of the Christmas in June celebration, the Angels Baseball Foundation hosts a toy drive under the big red hats (outside Angel Stadium) prior to the Christmas in June games. Fans are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for children ages 8 to 18 on their way into the game.
Toys collected are provided to children from area nonprofit organizations during the Kids Holiday Party, hosted by the Angels Baseball Foundation, in December. An Angels gift is given for the donation of each new toy with a minimum value of $10.
The Angels Baseball Foundation partners with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to host an equipment drive for underserved athletes ages 8-18. Donations benefit the Angels RBI League and their mission to enable life skills and character development in youth through baseball and softball opportunities.
Acceptable Donations (Baseball or Softball)
Bats, Gloves, Balls, Catcher’s Gear, Training Equipment, Equipment Bags
Items Not Accepted
Helmets, Cleats, Batting Gloves, Wristbands, Hats, Pants, Jerseys, Socks/Belts
In the fight against hunger during the holiday season, the Angels and Second Harvest Food Bank team up for the Angels Canned Food Drive at Angel Stadium. Fans are given the opportunity to take batting practice on-field, pitch in the bullpens, and more in exchange for canned food and financial donations. All canned food items are donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and financial donations benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation.
Peanut or Other Nut Butters, Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium), Rice (Brown Preferred), Canned Fruit (Packed in Water or Juice) or Natural Applesauce, Dried or Canned Beans (Low Sodium), Whole Grain Cereal (Low Sugar), Canned or Boxed Soup (Low Sodium), Whole Grain Pasta, Canned Meats & Fish (in Water), Healthy Snacks (such as Low Sugar Granola Bars, Raw Nuts, or Dried Fruits)
Items Not Accepted
No glass containers, no expired items
Throughout the season, Angels players and their wives visit local children's hospitals including MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. These visits are to lift the spirits of the patients and their families. The players and coaches make special appearances to distribute Angels items, sign autographs, and visit with the children and their loved ones.
Each year, the Angels select local schools for the Adopt-A-School program. Awarded schools receive a $2,500 grant to go towards literacy and other necessary programs. As part of the Adopt-A-School program, students also receive an Angels specialty item. Additionally, each school is given an allotment of tickets to a future game to be used for incentive programs.
The Angels Baseball Foundation, in conjunction with the Orange County Department of Education and the non-profit organization, Advancement Via Individual Determination, founded the Angels 8th Grade AVID Standout Scholarship.
Each local AVID middle and intermediate school selects one student as their 8th Grade Standout. These students have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship. Awards are granted to five to ten outstanding 8th grade AVID students and are held for them in a trust until they graduate from high school and enter an accredited university. All nominees also receive a laptop as a form of encouragement.
The Angels Baseball Foundation is committed to these students' dreams of attaining a quality education and supporting their ambitions for a better life.
Over the last four years, the Angels Baseball Foundation has awarded four-year scholarships to 58 outstanding high school seniors. Scholars are selected based on academic achievements, financial need, community involvement, and the desire to achieve a higher education. Funding is awarded for a maximum of four years, with the expectation that a bachelor's degree will be obtained during this period. The Angels Scholars Committee reaches out to local AVID Senior Teachers and non-profits to identify eligible applicants. The Angels Baseball Foundation takes the time to assess the individual needs of each student once other scholarships and grants have been applied. The Foundation strives to build positive and supportive relationships with the scholars in order to help them develop skills that allow them to achieve their career and long-term goals.
The Angels Baseball Foundation teams up with Bank of America to host the Bank of America Little League® Challenger Classic. With help from Angels players, coaches, and alumni, more than 900 children, most of whom are living with physical and mental challenges, receive the chance to play baseball on a major league field at Angel Stadium.
Staff members from the Angels help distribute a full outfit of clothes to 800 kids from Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA and other local non-profit organizations. Each child receives socks, shoes, underwear, pants, a shirt, a pair of shoes, and tickets to a future Angels game. In addition, kids are treated to lunch at the ballpark, where they can enjoy the music and activities.
In an effort to promote the importance of literacy, the Angels Baseball Foundation and the Literacy Project Foundation team up for the "Readers in the Outfield" program. Over 100 second graders and their Master Teachers of Literacy show off their literacy skills by playing games with Angels alumni.
Every holiday season, the Angels Baseball Foundation, the Angels, and Angels Radio AM830 aim to make the holiday season brighter for more than 250 underprivileged kids by hosting a Holiday Party. At the end of the night, each child receives a pair of pajamas, a toy, and warm holiday wishes from the Angels. The Holiday Party is held at Angel Stadium, where the kids are able to meet Angels players and alumni, run the bases on the field, make ornaments and cards to give their families, and play in the "snow!"