Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney were hosts of Walk and Play L.A. on Saturday, the second straight year the pair hosted the event to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Matthew Moreno at Dodger Blue has more on the event.
The Turners were guests on The No-Sports Report podcast with Jensen Karp and Danielle Fishel, talking about their support of Children’s Hospital, among other things.
“We’ve partnered up with them for all kinds of events over the years. We just did our first Winter Wonderland this last winter, so kids and families that have to spend the holidays in the hospital, and one of the most heartbreaking things that we hear when we go visit them is ‘how is Santa going to know that I’m in the hospital and not at home? How is Santa going to find me?,’” Justin Turner said. “So, we wanted to bring Santa and Winter Wonderland to the Children’s Hospital so the kids were reassured that Santa knew exactly where they were and he was going to take care of them for Christmas. Again, the people there are amazing and we love them and we love to support them and we’ll do anything they ask us to.”
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