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Tobacco Free Partnership of Indian River County Helps Historic Dodgertown Create a Smoke-Free Athletic Facilities
April 15 , 2014

2014 proved to be an historic year for tobacco prevention in Vero Beach!

Historic Dodgertown, formerly one of major league baseball’s best spring training camps, now boasts numerous tobacco free signs and banners over 15 acres of playing fields and facilities.  The initiative between Historic Dodgertown, Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation, Tobacco Free Florida, and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Indian River County informs visitors to abide by the new designated smoke free areas.

Tobacco Free Signs

“We are proud to partner with Quit Doc, providing added exposure to young athletes, their families and the community about the dangers of smoking and tobacco products,” said Brady Ballard, Vice President of Historic Dodgertown. “Athletes often receive increased visibility amongst their peers and for their school. We hope that the message from Quit Doc will help influence them to be positive leaders in living a tobacco-free lifestyle.”

The banners and signs were in place on April 15, 2014 when over 4,000 people attended the Jackie Robinson Day Game and Celebration. 

Historic Dodgertown’s appeal is the ability of athletes to play, train and stay on site. Youth, college, and high school athletes, and their families are reminded while they are on and off the field that smoking is prohibited in areas throughout the facility.  

Dodgertown Field

For more information on the work of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Indian River County, contact Leslie Spurlock at