Dodgers Clayton Kershaw Talks Family and Charity on Today Show

Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw made an appearance on the Today Show Tuesday morning in Venice Beach.

He delivered hosts, Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, a couple of customized jerseys and a plate of Dodger Dogs. When asked what makes a Dodger Dog special Kershaw seemed stumped. “I think I have about one a year,” he said.

I guess that’s an okay answer from our staff ace, we don’t need him eating too many of those.

Family Man

The brunt of the conversation was focused on Kershaw’s family and his charity work.  Pictures of Clayton and wife Ellen’s two children 3-year-old Cali Ann and 1-year-old Charley flashed across the screen as he talked about their interests.

The conversation then shifted to Clayton’s charity work through the Kershaw’s Challenge initiative. He explained how the charity grew from his and Ellen’s desire to help a girl in Africa several years ago. The work of Kershaw’s Challenge now influences the lives of children in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia, and the Dominican Republic.

“[We’re] getting to do so many cool things for kids because of baseball, with the platform we have,” Kershaw told the hosts.

The full interview can be watched here.

Kershaw is currently working his way back from biceps tendonitis that landed him on the disabled list. He is scheduled to make his return Thursday against Philadelphia.


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Jacob Walters

Jacob Walters is a Los Angeles native and has been a Dodgers fan his entire life. He hopes to one day see the Dodgers release a bobblehead of Chan Ho Park scissor kicking Tim Belcher.

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