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Dodgers’ Joe Kelly visits Corona High, Ontario fast-food place

Pitcher's stops at alma mater, Ontario Jack in the Box are part of team's outreach

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly returns to his alma mater, Corona High School, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly returns to his alma mater, Corona High School, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)
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A familiar face from the world of sports showed up in the Inland Empire on Wednesday, Jan. 31 — first at his old high school and then at a fast-food eatery.

pitcher Joe Kelly dropped by his alma mater, , for a pep rally. Then he headed to Ontario, where Kelly took orders for an hour at a Jack in the Box.

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly, visits a Jack in the Box in Ontario on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Joe Kelly gives Corona High School baseball Coach Andy Wise a $10,000 check for tournaments during a Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, pep rally on campus. This visit is part of The Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly visits his alma mater, Corona High School, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, and greets baseball coach Andy Wise during the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly returns to his alma mater, Corona High School to speak during a Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, pep rally as part of The Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly greets a Corona High School student during a Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, pep rally on campus as part of The Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly takes a photo Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, with a customer during his visit to an Ontario Jack in the Box. The appearance was part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly dance battles students during a Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, pep rally at his alma mater, Corona High School, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly signs jerseys Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as he returns to his alma mater, Corona High School, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly energizes students during a pep rally at his alma mater, Corona High School, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly returns to his alma...

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly returns to his alma mater, Corona High School, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, ɫ̳/SCNG)

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At Corona High, students cheered along with Kelly, who lives in the city and also attended . He after being reacquired in a summer trade.

At the Jack in the Box on South Vineyard Avenue in Ontario, Kelly helped work the counter and drive-thru window, served food and greeted customers.

The visits were part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour 2024, which blends community outreach with drumming up excitement in the upcoming baseball season.

Kelly and his wife Ashley made headlines this winter when he gave up his uniform number — 17 — for . She posted videos to social media urging Ohtani to join the team. The Japanese star said thank you by buying her a Porsche. Kelly will now don No. 99.

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