The Dodgers as an organization are doing exceptionally well, both on and off the field. It was announced on Wednesday that the Dodgers’ Foundation was named as a finalist for Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year, along with three other teams.
We’re excited to be named a #SportsHumanitarian Team of the Year finalist! We’re in good company – congratulations to all of the Team of the Year Finalists! #BiggerThanBaseball pic.twitter.com/a1XqGytwxa
— Dodgers Foundation (@DodgersFdn) June 5, 2019
The honor of sports humanitarian of the year goes well beyond the field, and truly represents what the Dodgers do for their city and beyond. There are 50/50 raffles held every game that help with that effort, and it certainly goes towards a good cause.
The Dodgers Foundation implemented programs such as Dodgers RBI and Dodgers Dreamfields, which focuses on getting the youth of Los Angeles involved in sports and activity and providing a place to do so.
Beyond the Dodgers Foundation, there are several players who have charities of their own to help out across the world. The Justin Turner Foundation aims to support homeless veterans, children battling illnesses, and youth baseball organizations across Los Angeles.
Clayton Kershaw started Kershaw’s Challenge, focusing on serving at-risk children in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia, and the Dominican Republic. Rich Hill and his family launched the Field of Genes campaign aimed at helping to fund research from a rare disease that took their son from them at a very young age.
The Dodgers are a world-class organization, well deserved of this honor. The other teams named as finalists are the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Fire, and New York City Football Club.