Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, have raised over $16 million over the past 11 years through their foundation, Kershaw’s Challenge. Their efforts are focused on four locations: Dallas, Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic, and Zambia. The foundation’s website describes their mission:
Kershaw’s Challenge is a faith-based, others-focused organization. We exist to encourage people to use whatever God-given passion or talent they have to make a difference and give back to people in need. We want to empower people to use their spheres of influence to impact communities positively and to expand God’s Kingdom. We believe that God can transform at-risk children and neighborhoods through the benevolence and impact of others.
The most recent $1.8 million raised came last week, as the foundation held its annual “K.C. Live” concert last Thursday. The concert featured country music star Darius Rucker, who performed for an hour and even threw in some throwback songs from Hootie & The Blowfish, Rucker’s former band.
There were over 1,000 guests in attendance at the concert, which took place at The Rustic in Dallas. After Rucker’s concert, Clayton took the stage and auctioned off a signed hat and guitar from Rucker.
This was the eighth annual K.C. Live event. Last year’s performer was country superstar (and noted Dodger fan) Brad Paisley.
Congratulations to the Kershaws on continued success in their outstanding charity work!
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