Since the beginning, Kershaw’s Challenge has stayed focused on one goal: to provide a better quality of life and give opportunities to vulnerable, underprivileged children living in Dallas, Los Angeles, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. As in years past, we are excited to partner with four awesome organizations who share our passion.
CURE International – Dominican Republic
This is our 3rd year to partner with CURE—and the second year of working in the Dominican Republic! When our team returned from visiting the Dominican Republic hospital in January, they had a simple and powerful report: the work of CURE Dominican Republic is crucial, life giving and effective. This hospital is the only place in the Dominican Republic that is children-focused in its care. The Lord is at work through the incredible staff and care—you can see it in the children’s faces as they wait for evaluation in the waiting room. We are excited to dedicate 2016 to providing surgeries for those who cannot otherwise afford them. Additionally, we will provide for new opportunities for the hospital, including capital improvements and new programs such physical therapy.
To read more about our work with CURE, click here.
Arise Africa – Lusaka, Zambia
We love the way that Arise Africa does incarnational ministry: they step INTO the lives of the children they serve. For many years, Arise Africa has maintained a child feeding and sponsorship program in the N’gombe compound of Lusaka. They know the children, their families and their stories. They also have come to understand the desperate need for better education. We want to help meet this need. Our joint vision is to build a new community school that will allow children to receive high quality, focused education through small class sizes and qualified teachers. In 2016, we will begin fundraising to make this dream a reality.
To read more about this year’s project with Arise Africa, click here.
Dream Center – Los Angeles, California
Each year, the Dream Center puts on the Back to School bash—a school-year kick off that equips the children of LA with backpacks and other necessary school supplies. We love this concept of setting children up for a successful school year and this year, we are excited to sponsor the event. Additionally, we will focus our funds on the Transitional Housing Program. This program is a cornerstone of the Dream Center. It seeks to bring homeless families off the streets of LA and into a home environment that allows them to rebuild and get back on their feet.
To read more about this year’s project with the Dream Center, click here.
Behind every door – Dallas, Texas
We are so excited to introduce the impactful work of Behind Every Door, a young and thriving ministry in our hometown of Dallas. Behind Every Door is intervening in underserved neighborhoods by providing opportunities for change and growth. They believe in growing relationships, collaborating with others and sharing the gospel. We LOVE their heart to change our city. This year, we will dedicate our focus to remodeling a community center and providing after-school programs for children living in the Village Oaks Apartment complex.
To read more about this year’s project with Behind Every Door, click here.
Kershaw’s Challenge is about so much more than baseball. It’s about transforming lives. It’s about making a difference exactly where YOU are. For Clayton, it comes back to the game of baseball. It is about using that platform to accomplish something bigger than himself. To remind him of his responsibility to care for others, Clayton makes a donation for every strikeout he makes. We challenge you to join us this season! Pledge per strikeout, or win, or mile you run, or book you read. Make whatever you love to do about something more… and see everything as a great opportunity to give back to those in need.
Join our Challenge here!