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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw to Honor Tommy Lasorda in a Special Way

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is one of the most prolific pro athletes when it comes to his charitable efforts around multiple communities in need. Clayton and his wife Ellen founded the incredible Kershaw’s Challenge foundation a decade ago in an effort to provide help to vulnerable at-risk children and families living in LA, his hometown of Dallas, Texas, as well as Zambia and the Dominican Republic.

This weekend, Kershaw is lending his efforts in raising money and awareness toward support for children with special needs and students. The Future Hall of Famer will be joining the 14th annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk presented by Sketchers. And with that, he’ll also be honoring a Dodgers legend.

In his Instagram post, Kersh had this to say…

“In honor of the late, legendary Dodgers coach, Tommy (Lasorda), I’ll be supporting a cause near and dear to his heart.”

The event is set for this Sunday, October 30th starting in Manhatten Beach with participants walking to the Hermosa Beach pier and back.

From the Sketchers Friendship Walk website:

The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk rallies thousands every October for a fun-filled celebration at the beach, where families and friends gather to walk from Manhattan Beach Pier to Hermosa Beach Pier and back in support of our children. Since 2009, the event has raised millions of dollars to support the Friendship Foundation and public education.

The Friendship Foundation assists children with disabilities and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational activities such as summer camps, outings, sporting events, and a variety of classes that include music, yoga, cooking, art, and drama.

It costs just $30 to participate in the event in person or virtually. For those interested, here’s Clayton’s link for support.

Sunday should be a perfect fall day in Southern California and a perfect time to get out and walk for a good cause as well as Tommy and Kersh!

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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