After being named the National League Cy Young this week, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw collected his award for the 2013 Branch Rickey award. Kershaw won the award back in September, but officially collected it last night in Denver.
The award is given in recognition for exceptional community service and Kershaw is known for his philanthropical ways. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, have the “Kershaw’s Challenge” foundation and spent time last year in Africa helping with an orphanage. The 25-year-old participates in a variety of charity events and can often be found lending a helping hand where he can. The Kershaws co-wrote a book titled Arise that used its profits to raise money.
Kershaw also won the Roberto Clemente award last season for his community services and charity work. The left-hander not only excels on the field but also finds time to excel off the field as well.
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