KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES ITS CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH GIVESTEP.COM WITH “STRIKEOUT TO SERVE” INITIATIVE
THIS INITIATIVE WILL SUPPORT FOUR ORGANIZATIONS IN 2015: CURE INTERNATIONAL, MERCY STREET, ARISE AFRICA AND THE DREAM CENTER
Los Angeles, May 14th, 2015 | Kershaw’s Challenge, the nonprofit charity established by Ellen and Clayton Kershaw, announced today its continued partnership with GiveStep.com. Together, Kershaw’s Challenge and GiveStep.com are renewing its “Strikeout to Serve” fundraising initiative for the 2015 season with Clayton making a donation to Kershaw’s Challenge with each strikeout he throws. For the second consecutive year, fans can do likewise by visiting givestep.com/cause/kershaws-challenge and donating to Kershaw’s Challenge whenever Clayton strikes out an opposing batter. By joining this challenge, anyone can help Kershaw’s Challenge continue to serve at-risk children and neighborhoods throughout the world.
“We are so grateful for everyone’s efforts in 2014 and making Kershaw’s Challenge such a success,” said Clayton Kershaw, c0-founder of Kershaw’s Challenge. “Along with our partnership with GiveStep.com, we look forward to another successful year in 2015 and making a difference not only here locally but around the world.”
In 2015, Kershaw’s Challenge is honored to support four amazing organizations. First, funds from the “Strikeout to Serve” campaign will help 100 children at CURE International’s hospital in the Dominican Republic receive life-altering surgeries and also fund two necessary staffing additions for the hospital. Second, Mercy Street in Dallas will move closer to its goal of creating a “bigger vision” sporting complex in West Dallas. Third, funds will help Arise Africa construct another children’s home in Lusaka, Zambia for orphaned boys and girls. Lastly in Los Angeles, our raised funds will support a Foster Care Intervention program with the Dream Center.
“We are honored to again be working with Clayton and Ellen and their incredible organization,” said Adam Bagarella, GiveStep CEO and co-founder. “We admire their devotion to maximizing the impact of Clayton’s status as the premier pitcher in Major League Baseball for important causes around the world. We are proud that our platform is able to assist Kershaw’s Challenge in their tireless efforts.”
For those interested in joining the Strikeout to Serve team, please visit the profile page for Kershaw’s Challenge on the GiveStep Web site by clicking https://givestep.com/cause/kershaws-challenge. Once there, you can complete the sign-up process and make your pledge by hitting the “Give Now” button, which is located inside a light blue box near the middle of the page. Signing up is quick and secure. You can pledge any amount—every dollar is a tremendous blessing to our efforts.
ABOUT KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE
Ellen and Clayton Kershaw founded Kershaw’s Challenge (www.KershawsChallenge.com) with a simple goal: To challenge and encourage people to use whatever passion, purpose or talent that they have been given to make an impact in the lives of at-risk children and communities in need. In addition to fostering strong connections in the Los Angeles and Dallas communities, the Kershaws also maintain a strong partnership in Zambia, where they have helped to construct and support an orphanage and currently are working to build another. In 2015, Kershaw’s will support work in the Dominican Republic for the first time. Clayton has received the Roberto Clemente Award and the Branch Rickey Award from Major League Baseball in honor of his philanthropic work and overall commitment to his community.
GiveStep.com is a crowdfunding platform powered by sports and the passion of fans that provides a new way to support charitable causes. Using GiveStep's "event-based giving" system, fans can make donations to causes of their choosing whenever their favorite sports teams or athletes win, score, or make a play (think fantasy sports meets charitable giving).
For more information, please contact:
Anna Staples – Kershaw’s Challenge