Dodger players make pitch for recess at Moffitt Elementary in Norwalk

A sea of blue Dodgers caps cheers on the former Dodgers in attendance for the Playworks event at Moffit Elementary. (Press-Telegram)

Dodgers legends Tommy Davis, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Derrel Thomas and Tim Leary visited Moffitt Elementary school in Norwalk last week to promote the importance of recess.

The retired ballplayers who played as early as 1959 and as late as 1994 are just a few of the former professional athletes joining Playworks, a structured-play program designed to improve the physical and intellectual well-being of children through handball, jump rope, hula hoop, tag and other physical activities.

“What’s most important to us is helping students, families and schools understand that play is important for kids,” Playworks’ Southern California Executive Director LaVal Brewer said. “There are schools in the country who don’t even have recess.”

Dodger players make pitch for recess at Moffitt Elementary in Norwalk

 

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