Even before re-signing with the Dodgers, Justin Turner was giving back to the Los Angeles area. Nothing has changed on that front as Turner is staying busy before Christmas.
The Justin Turner Foundation teamed with the Los Angeles dream center and donated 2,000 bikes and toys to L.A. youth, per its Instagram. Turner also visited the Mattel Children’s Hospital, playing the role of Santa Claus bearing gifts.
Merry Christmas to the kids of Los Angeles. 2,000 bikes and thousands of toys today! https://t.co/5BcWgqUK3c
— JTFoundation (@JTFoundation10) December 18, 2016
We are excited to partner with @ladreamcenter tomorrow to hand out 2,000 bikes and thousands of toys to kids here in LA.
— JTFoundation (@JTFoundation10) December 17, 2016
Turner also visited Ryan Teixeira, who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Teixeira, the brother of former MLB player Mark, begins chemotherapy Christmas day. He’s receiving a transplant from his brother Aaron in early January.
In a world where negativity brings the most attention, Turner consistently goes out of his way to assist those in need, including in partnerships with the Dream Center, Kershaw’s Challenge and more. He hosts his second annual golf tournament Jan. 30.