The Los Angeles Dodgers pride themselves on helping the community and those around them. Few fall under that category more than Clayton and Ellen Kershaw. The couple has valiantly dedicated a good portion of their time to those who need help, such as with the Kershaw Foundation. The duo has geared up as they prepare to host their third-annual PingPong4Purpose event.
The event will be held on July 30 at Chavez Ravine. All the proceeds from the event will benefit Kershaw’s Challenge, a non-profit organization that strives to aid kids in Los Angeles, Dallas, the Dominican Republic, and Africa. To find more information on the event, you can visit http://www.kershawschallenge.com/pp4p.
The event is based on a single-elimination tournament, which will incorporate live music and a silent auction throughout the evening. The tournament will involve a field of participants, including celebrities, athletes, and current Dodgers. The event is a nutshell of the kind of competitor, yet striving humanitarian that Kershaw represents. “Our PingPong4Purpose event on the field at Dodger Stadium has become a fun tradition and we are excited to host it for the third year,” said Clayton Kershaw. “This event combines two things: our passion for making a difference through Kershaw’s Challenge and a favorite clubhouse activity. We’re looking forward to a great night for a great cause.”
Kershaw’s benevolent actions have not gone unnoticed. The three-time Cy Young winner won the 2012 Roberto Clemente award from Major League Baseball. The award recognizes the player that best recognizes Major League Baseball through their contributions on and off the field. Kershaw became the youngest recipient to ever win the award.
Jimmy Kimmel will be both hosting and competing in the tournament, which includes other celebrities like George Lopez, Eric Stonestreet, Jaleel White, and Dodgers’ legend Orel Hershiser.