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Dodgers: Clayton and Ellen Kershaw To Host 7th Annual Ping-Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament

7-Time MLB All-Star & Wife Will Honor Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley with the Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award

Clayton and Ellen Kershaw founded Kershaw’s Challenge with one purpose. That purpose is: to challenge and encourage people to use whatever passion, purpose or talent that they have been given to make an impact on the lives of others in need.

Now, the 7th annual Ping-Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament has been announced to make it’s return for Thursday, August 8th at Dodger Stadium.

Check out the official press release snippet:

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 18, 2019) – Los Angeles will heat up with the thrilling sounds of ping pong on the field of Dodger Stadium this August, when the Kershaw’s Challenge PingPong4Purpose celebrity tournament fundraiser makes it return on Thursday, August 8th. The beloved annual summer showdown marks its seventh year, hosted by Los Angeles Dodgers’ star pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen, who founded their non-profit organization Kershaw’s Challenge in 2011. Serving their passions for ping pong and supporting children’s educational and community charities, the Kershaws’ 7th Annual PingPong4Purpose features an all-star matchup of venerated athletes, entertainment celebrities, family, friends, sponsors and fans engaging in ping pong battles, poker, a silent auction, and other activities. Clayton and Ellen Kershaw will also honor multiple GRAMMY® and Academy of Country Music Award-winner Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley with the Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award at this year’s PingPong4Purpose, for the couple’s charitable work.

Dodgers Nation was  at the event in 2018, and you can check out that post right here.

Finally, the first event was held in 2011 by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw. It’s long been a staple event towards the end of the Dodgers’ summer. It can be expected that celebrities such as Bryan Cranston, Will Ferrell and Matthew McCounnaughey will show up to the event as in years past.

We will have more on this event as the date draws near.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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