Clayton Kershaw juggles baseballs for good cause
Being stuck inside his house hasn’t stopped Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw from trying to make a difference in people’s lives.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw posted a video on his Instagram account on Monday to help raise awareness for Cancer for College, an organization dedicated to providing need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors.
Kershaw participated in the #CFCJugglingChallenge in response to actor Will Ferrel, who challenged the left-handed pitcher after juggling toilet paper (while wearing a Dodgers jersey) in his own video.
Never shy to help people in need, Kershaw has spearheaded numerous charity activities, including Hope’s Home and Kershaw’s Challenge, as well as hosting the annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose at Dodger Stadium. Since beginning in 2012, Kershaw’s Challenge has raised more than $12 million to support at-risk children and families around the globe.
This is the closest Dodgers fans will get to seeing Kershaw with a baseball in his hands anytime soon, so pay attention:
The idea of the challenge is to juggle something the person has hoarded while social distancing in response to the coronavirus. Kershaw obviously picked baseballs, noting he has “no friends to play catch with” right now.
The Cy Young award winner challenged Cody Bellinger and Brad Paisley to beat his juggling techniques, or they would have to donate to the great cause.
If you would like to donate to Cancer for College, you can do so here. Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by two-time cancer survivor and double amputee Craig Pollard, according to their website. Over the past 27 years, they have awarded more than 1,400 scholarships totaling over $3.5 million in awards to high-achieving cancer survivors.