Since being founded by Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney in 2016, the Justin Turner Foundation has remained committed to supporting homeless veterans, children and their families battling life-altering illnesses and diseases, and various youth baseball initiatives.
This month, Turner’s play on the field for the Los Angeles and his work off of it, have intertwined. REX Real Estate has pledged donations to the Justin Turner Foundation for each of Turner’s hits throughout the month of August.
REX is donating $1,000 to the JTF for every home run Turner hits, $500 per each triple, $200 for every double and $100 when he hits a single.
REX is a technology-driven full-service real estate brokerage offering a fixed 2% commission, and makes buying and selling a home easier by offering mortgage and insurance services, escrow, warranty and title.
Entering play Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, Turner has hit 21 singles, two doubles and six home runs over 16 games in August.
Turner has 12 home runs since the All-Star break and last week had a stretch of five longballs hit over five games, beginning with a multi-homer effort against the Miami Marlins. That contributed to the Dodgers breaking multiple franchise and MLB home run records during their road trip.
Among the beneficiaries of the Justin Turner Foundation is the L.A. Dream Center, where the Turners opened a women veterans home — the first of its kind in the area — last year. “We were so thrilled because we knew how successful the men’s program was going,” Turner said at the time.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone who got their hands dirty, got involved, and made this place special. What you guys do here is amazing. It truly is a unique place. It is amazing watching how many lives you touch every single day in our community.”
The Turners additionally participate in the AM 570 L.A. Sports Radiothon and host the annual Justin Turner Foundation Golf Classic.
This past May, Turner, his wife Kourtney, and the Justin Turner Foundation were added to the Spotlight Wall inside Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
They were recognized for their philanthropic work with the local hospital, which includes countless visits and financial contributions to the Helping Hands Fund.
“It’s pretty surreal,” Turner said of the honor. “We’ve walked by this wall several times. To now be a part of it, be on the wall, know that we’re directly impacting a lot of the kids that are in here, not just by coming up here and visiting and spending time but financially as well, it’s pretty cool.”
The Justin Turner Foundation additionally launched a ‘Military Monday’ program, where an active-duty or retired service member, along with three family members, are hosted at Dodger Stadium.