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Aug 30

Local flower grower takes kids to Dodger Stadium

Last Sunday, a Nipomo flower growing company treated more than 50 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley to a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game against the Miami Marlins.

Skyline Flower Growers in Nipomo paid for their tickets, transportation, food and drinks, and Dodger hats as a way to give back to the community.

The children loaded a bus donned in their L.A. gear and headed down to the game, which was won by the Marlins 6-2.

It was many of the youngsters’ first time at a major league baseball game.

Skyline owner Joe Goldberg has been taking kids on trips to Dodger Stadium the past three years.

“That’s what community is all about,” Goldberg said. “When you have the ability to help those who don’t have, you do. Then when they grow up and have (the means) they pass it on as well. It’s all about giving back.”

Through the Rotary Club of Santa Maria, event coordinators also raised $400 for snacks for the kids for the trip.

And good news for Dodgers fans — Vin Scully announced before the game that he’ll be back for his 64th season  as a broadcaster for the team next year. Wow!

–Nick Wilson

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1 comment

  1. Man from Moqui

    And Adrian Gonzalez, former San Diegan (not to mention Padre) is back in California!

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