A charitable organization founded by L.A.-area high school and college students and their parents, LIFEsocal has designed a new kind of pro-life gathering for its second year. Go2bat4LIFE will be a large, diverse, interfaith celebration of LIFE that builds bridges and motivates young people to value life, to be proud, outspoken supporters of the movement, and to make responsible choices in their personal lives.
Popular Baptist Pastor Walter Hoye II will emcee the event and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles is blessing the event with his support. Professional athletes and high-profile surprise guests will pump up the crowd and top Christian bands will perform on the Dodger infield stage. Guests will enjoy baseball-themed games, a zipline, carnival rides, LA's best food trucks, Dodger Dogs and more.
In addition to athletes, celebrities and musicians, a number of teenagers will share stories about their unplanned pregnancies, the choices they made, and how their lives were impacted. One student from a Texas university will share an inspiring story about placing her baby in an adoptive home. Another is an abortion survivor who will tell a remarkable story of forgiveness. Another is a post-abortive young man who will describe how his life and perspective were changed by the death of his son.
"Go2bat4LIFE will send the message that -- not only is it OK to be pro-life -- but it is fun, and it's cool as well. This is not your parents' pro-LIFE rally!" explained Carol Golbranson, co-founder of LIFEsocal. "Young people speaking to young people is what will make our event unique -- along with a joyous tone that will convey the beauty, fun and normalcy of being pro-life!"
Churches and schools from all around Southern California are invited to attend. Musical acts will include chart-topping Christian bands Christafari and Lincoln Brewster. Celebrities from the worlds of sport, stage and screen will be announced in the coming weeks.
Check-in begins at 11:30am and the event will take place from 1:00-4:30 pm, beginning with an energetic one-mile walk around the perimeter of Dodger Stadium. The cost to attend the event is $10 per person; 10 & under are FREE. The carnival rides and baseball-themed games will be offered in exchange for game tickets. Game tickets will cost $1.00 each, or 30 tickets for $20.00. Proceeds from the game ticket sales will benefit local pregnancy help centers and other pro-LIFE ministries.
For more information visit the event's official website, go2bat4life.com, or on Facebook at facebook.com/LIFEsocal, or call LIFEsocal at (626) 755-7323. An exciting call to action, go2bat4LIFE is a big vision and a reason to rejoice in these confused times. Register online now! LIFEsocal encourages churches and faith organizations to bring their entire memberships!