It’s no secret that Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw is arguably one of the best, if not the best, pitchers in all of baseball, but Kershaw is also one of baseball’s greatest humanitarians.
A year ago, Kershaw was awarded the 2012 Roberto Clemente for his charitable work off the field and two months ago, he was the recipient of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award and Roy Campanella Award for his humanitarian efforts.
Now, Kershaw is being honored by Sharefest and Westcoast Sports Association for his, and his wife’s, charitable contributions in both Los Angeles and Africa. He’s the first current player being honored by Westcoast Sports Association at the Roy Firestone Award dinner and ceremony.
From Kershaw’s Challenge where Kershaw and his wife Ellen build orphanages in Africa every January to various other charitable contributions around the city of Los Angeles, Kershaw’s hard work to improve the lives of those in need hasn’t gone unnoticed and his efforts continue to be honored.
The Dodgers tweeted out a video of Kershaw talking at the event and talking about the impact his charity work has. Here’s that video: