During this quarantine, I’m sure a lot of you have gotten familiar with using “Zoom”, the video-chatting app where you can talk with friends and family. Well, how would you like to have a Zoom call with... Clayton Kershaw?
Now’s your chance!
Want to quarantine with @ClaytonKersh22? Support COVID-19 relief efforts for two of our hometown beneficiaries and Zoom with @ClaytonKersh22. Click here for more info & to donate: https://t.co/OyXUvDgwQ1. pic.twitter.com/3cKZDGCyVB— Kershaw's Challenge (@KershsChallenge) April 15, 2020
Over the course of the next two weeks, Kershaw’s Challenge will be raising funds that will directly go towards COVID-19 relief efforts for “Behind Every Door” in Dallas and the “Dream Center” in Los Angeles. For every dollar that’s raised, Kershaw and his wife Ellen are going to match it.
For every $50 donation that is made to the campaign, your name will be entered for a chance to win a call with Kershaw. On Wednesday, April 28th, FIVE winners will be drawn for a one-on-one Zoom chat with the man himself.
You can learn more information on their website.
Speaking of Kershaw, he’ll be one of 50 MLB players that will be teaming up to provide over four million meals as part of ‘Home Plate Project’ initiative to address childhood hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A league-wide initiative by all 30 MLB Clubs and over 50 Major League players has raised nearly $1 million, providing over 4 million meals to support childhood hunger prevention in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 20 million students in the United States and Canada rely on school-provided free or reduced-price meals. With schools shut down, players personally reached out to each other to collect donations as part of the Home Plate Project, a partnership between Major League Baseball, Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and _Big League Impact_, which was founded by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, and is currently led by Wainwright and Texas Rangers pitcher Kyle Gibson.
- If you were to take the greatest players from each team in MLB history and have them face each other in a tournament, who would win? We’ll never truly know, but we may have the next closest thing. Beginning Monday, the MLB Dream Bracket presented by DraftKings will see the greatest players in baseball history compete in a 32-team simulated tournament featuring legendary rosters for each of the 30 MLB clubs, as well as a Negro League All-Star team and a team of current 25-and-Under Stars. Over the course of 15 days, it will help fill this gap between real games while determining which club has (simulated) superiority.
Here’s who the Dodgers’ team will consist of:
Pitchers: Sandy Koufax, Clayton Kershaw, Don Drysdale, Don Sutton, Kenley Jansen, Eric Gagne, Mike Marshall, Phil Regan, Fernando Valenzuela, Don Newcombe, Orel Hershiser
C: Roy Campanella
1B: Gil Hodges
2B: Jackie Robinson
3B: Ron Cey
SS: Pee Wee Reese
LF: Gary Sheffield
CF: Duke Snider
RF: Cody Bellinger
DH: Steve Garvey
Bench: Maury Wills, Shawn Green, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Pedro Guerrero, Mike Piazza