In memory and honor our team member and dear friend, Hunter Smith.Read More
Friends and supporters of Kershaw's Challenge,
It is finally HERE!! Opening Day of Dodger baseball AND of Kershaw's Challenge. We have been anxiously awaiting this day and it is here. Today kicks off a new season with four awesome beneficiaries and four profound projects. We continue to be amazed at how KC has grown and changed over the years. Every year is better than the year before, which can only mean one thing: 2016 will be our best year yet!
If you are reading this, then you have found our website! We hope that you enjoying getting to know our beneficiaries and learning about the projects that we have in store. It's going to be an awesome year.
The Dodgers kick off their season tonight at 4:05 PST in San Diego against the Padres. Clayton is on the mound, kicking off our Strikeout to Serve campaign. Tune in and follow along!
We hope that you will join our team this season. We can't do it without you. Thanks for your enthusiasm for our work!!
Clayton, Ellen and the KC Team
PingPong4Purpose 2015 was an awesome success! Every year gets better and better...and we were blown away by this year's attendance and excitement! So many people contributed to this special night and we are so grateful. Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, teammates and friends! Enjoy this fun recap videos that the Dodgers put together. It will give you a glimpse into the fun and impact of July 30th! Can't wait 'till next year!
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We can't say "THANK YOU" enough! Last year was an incredible year for Kershaw's Challenge. By God's grace and with your tremendous support, we raised more funds that ever before. That means, GREAT work was made possible for our amazing beneficiaries. As we start into a new season, we want to take a moment to reflect on where we've been.
Here's a look at what was accomplished in 2014:
Arise Africa || Zambia, Africa
Thanks for funds raised in 2014, we were able to purchase land for a second children's home in Lusaka! The staff with Arise Africa is excited to break ground, build the home and welcome more children into a safe haven once the home is complete.
Dream Center || Los Angeles, California
20 homeless families were taken off the streets of L.A. and will go through a 48-week transitional housing program to learn the cause and effects of homelessness. Thanks to the Dream Center, these families are able to get back on their feet in a stable living environment.
CURE International || Zambia, Africa
170 life-changing surgeries were performed for disabled children in Lusaka through CURE. That's 85 neurological and 85 orthopedic surgeries. We were also able to purchase medical equipment for the hospital so that patients can be treated FREE of charge.
Mercy Street || Dallas, Texas
Clayton hosted a baseball clinic for 240 kids in West Dallas in November. In 2015, ground will break on a little league baseball "field of dreams" in inner-city West Dallas. 1000 children will have renewed opportunity to play organized sports in their community.
We always want to start with the specific ways that the Lord has worked in and through Kershaw's Challenge. We REJOICE in the specific ways that He has provided for our amazing beneficiaries above. It's also encouraging to step back and look at the big picture. In 2014, Kershaw's Challenge raised over $900,000. INCREDIBLE.
A new season is about to begin. Together, let's celebrate a wonderful 2014...and then let's begin the work of 2015. We have GREAT hope in the future of this season. Thanks for standing with us!