The offseason came much earlier for the Los Angeles Dodgers than most anticipated, and in addition to some players quickly resuming their workouts, a select few have also remained active in the community.
Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney recently visited the AM 570 studios for an appearance on the “Petros and Money Show” during the radiothon to benefit The Dream Center. The Turners regularly work closely with the local nonprofit and strive to assist veterans in need.
From there the couple made their way to famed Pink’s Hot Dogs, where they served customers and posed for photos with fans. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Justin Turner Foundation.
Also last week, Ellen and Clayton Kershaw hosted their sixth annual KC Live event in Dallas. It’s one of two crown jewel events Kershaw’s Challenge puts together on a yearly basis — with the other of course the Ping Pong 4 Purpose at Dodger Stadium.
Toby Keith performed at this year’s KC Live charity event, which raised a record $1.2 million. Max Muncy and his wife, Matt Kemp and the Turners were among those to attend.
Meanwhile, Walker Buehler used his charity golf tournament to benefit Rich Hill’s “Field of Genes” campaign. The event raised $100,000 and the support by the Walker Buehler Charity was much appreciated by Hill, according to Rowan Kavner of Dodger Insider:
“We were tremendously humbled and honored for Walker to represent us in his golf tournament this year,” said Hill, who attended the tournament at Lexington Country Club with his wife, Caitlin, and his son, Brice. “When he told me during the season, I was taken aback. He knows how much it means to my wife, myself and our son, Brice. It’s just something we’re really grateful for.”
“He’s an unbelievable guy, and this speaks more to how much he’s going to have an impact to things outside of the game moving forward.”
Hill and his wife Caitlin launched “Field of Genes” to support Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in their research of rare genetic diseases.
The Hills began their effort on Feb. 28 — known as Rare Disease Day. — with a goal of generating $1 million. Caitlin and Rich jumpstarted it with a $575,000 donation.
21 teams for 1 great cause.
Take a look back at @buehlersdayoff's charity golf tournament in Lexington, Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/B6K74u31DZ
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 20, 2019
Their efforts is with the hop of making an impact with Dr. David Sweetser, MD, PhD, of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, who tirelessly worked to help the family identify the disorder that tragically took Brooks’ life.
Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events and more!