A charity founded by Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife announced a fund-raising campaign Friday to benefit organizations in Los Angeles and Dallas that are helping people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The two-week fundraising campaign by Kershaw’s Challenge will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Kershaw and his wife, Ellen.
They said the funds will go to the Dream Center in Los Angeles, which is serving 13,000 meals a day during the coronavirus pandemic, and Behind Every Door in Dallas, which provides boxes with food essentials that families need.
“These are difficult times for so many people in our beloved hometowns of Dallas and Los Angeles, and we want to help these wonderful organizations continue to make an impact in their community as soon as possible,” the couple said in a statement announcing the fundraising drive.
The first 10 donors who contribute $5,000 or more will be invited to chat with the couple via Zoom, and donors who contribute more than $50 will be entered to win a random drawing and a chance to participate in one of five Zoom chats with the Kershaws.
Donations can be made at the Kershaw’s Challenge website at www.kershawschallenge.com/covid19.
The charity, formed in 2011, has raised more than $12 million for vulnerable and at-risk children living in Los Angeles, Dallas, the Dominican Republic and Zaire.
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