Even in the midst of a lengthy rehab from a forearm injury, Dodgers starter Walker Buehler is doing what he can to help out his home state of Kentucky during a crisis. Much of the state experienced deadly flooding as the result of a storm that dropped eight to 10 and a half inches of water in a matter of 48 hours. The deadly floods have racked the state and there’s countless Kentuckians in need of resources to recover from the unfortunate events.
Buehler, who hails from Lexington, is partnering with Michter’s Whiskey to help raise money for the relief effort. The whiskey company’s official Instagram account announced that Buehler and his wife McKenzie are donating bottles of their favorite Michter’s whiskey and a jersey of Walker’s to help raise funds. The bottles and the jersey have been autographed by Buehler.
The Buehlers are well known fans of Kentucky’s iconic spirit and this past offseason, hand selected a barrel of Maker’s Mark during a visit to the distillery.
Walker was born and raised in Lexington before heading off to pitch collegiately at Vanderbilt University. He made his Dodgers debut in 2017 after being selected in the first round of the 2015 draft.
Although he’s now household name and won a championship for a franchise thousands of miles away from his home state, Buehler hasn’t forgotten his Kentucky roots.
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