Dodgers: Kershaw, Turner, Garvey join effort to raise money for COVID-19

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 07: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Clayton Kershaw #22 after scoring a run on a single hit by teammate Cody Bellinger #35 in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 7, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 07: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Clayton Kershaw #22 after scoring a run on a single hit by teammate Cody Bellinger #35 in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 7, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Professional athletes, including Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, and Steve Garvey, are coming together to help those impacted by COVID-19.

The Octagon agency, a global sports and entertainment marketing firm, has formed Athletes for Relief – a group of over 150 athletes, including Dodgers players Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, and former great, Steve Garvey – to help raise money for COVID-19 relief.

As part of the effort, athletes from a wide variety of sports, from tennis to basketball to baseball, are offering signed memorabilia to help generate interest in the fundraising campaign.

Sports fans can visit the relief website, search for their favorite athlete, such as Clayton Kershaw, and donate under their name to become eligible to win signed jerseys and more.

On Kershaw’s page, his message reads, “If we’re going to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, it is going to take all of us pitching in. Please join me, by making a donation here, and together we can make a difference!”

Justin Turner is offering a signed baseball, and a donation to Steve Garvey’s page enters fans to win a signed Dodgers jersey and baseball.

Both Kershaw and Turner have used their status as Dodgers players to raise money and donate to the community. Kershaw started Kershaw’s Challenge in 2011 that raises millions of dollars to serve vulnerable and at-risk children living in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Turner started the Justin Turner Foundation in 2016 to support homeless veterans, children (and their families) battling life-altering illnesses and diseases and various youth baseball organizations.

The Athletes for Relief effort is aimed at supporting professionals working on the frontlines of the pandemic today, while also making sure kids have the resources they need to keep up with their school work, and small businesses can return to customers. Donations begin at $25 to become eligible for the signed memorabilia.

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If you’re a Dodgers fan looking for a way to help those impacted by the COVID-19, this is a great way to make a difference.

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