Dodgers News: Trevor Bauer Donated $45,000 To Just Keep Livin Foundation; Now Supporting 9 Dots
Trevor Bauer
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Trevor Bauer finished the month of May with 45 strikeouts over six starts, which amounted to a $45,000 donation to the Just Keep Livin Foundation, an organization that supports after-school fitness and wellness programs in 37 areas across the country.

The donation came as part of Bauer’s season-long “Ks for a Cause” initiative, where he donates $1,000 per strikeout to nonprofit organizations that are focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and/or youth programming in the greater Los Angeles Area.

Bauer is fully funding the initiative through grants from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). He also partnered with LADF to evaluate potential partner organizations and to work with receiving organizations.

In addition to monetary support, Bauer is highlighting all “Ks for a Cause” organizations through a dedicated content series on his YouTube channel and with limited-edition “Ks for a Cause” merchandise on his website. All proceeds benefit that month’s designated organization.

Bauer’s top production came against the San Francisco Giants on May 21 when he struck out 11 over 6.1 innings. It was the second time in the month where he reached the double-digit strikeout mark as he also tallied 10 against the Miami Marlins over seven innings on May 15. In his other four outings, Bauer had seven, nine, three and five strikeouts.

Bauer’s beneficiary for June

For June, Bauer is supporting 9 Dots, a nonprofit organization working to ensure all K-6 students have the opportunity to engage in a transformative computer science education.

The organization was founded in 2011 by a group of engineers and educators who saw a need in communities that lacked the type of programming that teaches engineering and technology, which help develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills. They provide out-of-school and in-school opportunities for students.

In 2016, 9 Dots partnered with the National Science Foundation, UCLA, and UC Berkley to research if learning to code makes the problem-solving process more visible to students and teachers.

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