It was heartbreaking to every Dodger fan when we found out Justin Turner will be leaving L.A. to join the Boston Red Sox for the 2023 season. Turner leaving L.A. is truly the end of an era, and it’s gut-wrenching to even think about.
However, it doesn’t mean the redhead from Southern California will stop providing for the city he calls home.
The former Dodger joined Alanna Rizzo on High Heat to discuss the move to Boston and mentioned he will still do his best to make Los Angeles a better place.
“I’m from Los Angeles. I grew up there, so just because I’m putting on a new uniform doesn’t mean I’m going to forget about it, or stop doing work, or stop putting on events and helping people in need,” Turner said. “We’re still going to be ingrained in the community in Los Angeles and find ways to get involved in Boston, as well.”
Besides all the great Turner has done on the field, his impact on the city of Los Angeles and legacy is just as significant off the field.
The 38-year-old and his wife, Kourtney, created the Justin Turner Foundation in 2016, intending to support homeless veterans, providing various youth baseball organizations, and supporting children and their families battling life-altering illnesses and diseases.
According to their website, their latest venture was a 5k run that people helped earn over $300,000. The event started at Dodger Stadium and concluded at the Dream Center.
Beyond J.T.’s foundation, he has touched so many people throughout his time in Los Angeles, and it’s great to hear that he will continue that work from the east coast.