Yesterday, Justin Turner and members of the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the First Annual Justin Turner Golf Classic. To say that it was a big success would be a gross understatement. It was just another instance of the Dodgers, and several players, doing things for the betterment of the community. The event was presented by the Los Angeles Dream Center.
Turner has partnered with the Los Angeles Dream Center over the last three years to host guests at Dodger Stadium, visit some area hospitals, and even helping during a toy drive for Christmas. The golf event was the next step in a long line of charitable things Turner has done with them. All proceeds from the event went to The Dream Center’s Veterans Program.
The official Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) twitter account had a great picture of the early action:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 1, 2016
Tagged in the photo is, of course, Justin Turner. But there’s also Joc Pederson, Yasmani Grandal, Austin Barnes, and Adam Liberatore.
Pederson wasted no time hitting the links, and he showed off his powerful iron skills.
No one’s going to confuse Pederson for golf icon Phil Mickelson, but he certainly has a little bit of that lefty swag going on there.
Kike Hernandez and Justin Turner were reenacting Straight Out of Compton with the caption on Hernandez’s Instagram picture, as well.
Jokes aside, it’s fantastic to see the players give back to the community even if it is with a little round of golf. These things matter to those who are in need, and it benefited a fantastic cause.
This certainly won’t be the last time we see this cast of characters get together to help out in any way that they can. It was a truly special event, and the Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Veterans Program did a fantastic job all-around in putting together a wonderful day.