Challenging yourself to do something. Challenging friends to make a difference. Challenging the community to come together. Challenging the world to become a better place. Challenging each other to give whatever you can.
Kershaw’s Challenge is about so much more than baseball. It’s about a lifestyle. It’s about making a difference exactly where YOU are. What started as a dream to help a little girl in need of a home has grown to be something that is about a community of people making a difference in personal spheres of influence. We can’t do it alone—we need you to come alongside and join the effort.
Think about where you are. Think about what you love to do. Have you ever thought about doing something more? Have you ever considered that you could make an impact by doing the things you are already doing?
For Clayton, it comes back to baseball. His God-given platform of playing for the L.A. Dodgers is about more than throwing pitches. It is about using that platform to accomplish something bigger than himself. To remind him of his calling to care for others, Clayton makes a donation for every strikeout. That is his personal challenge. But we need your help in really making a difference.
As Clayton throws a baseball this season, we challenge you to make a difference right where you have been placed. Maybe the Lord has given you the ability to run, or throw, or paint, or read. Whatever it may be, YOU have been given a specific purpose. 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…see everything as a great opportunity to give back towards those in need. The Lord is doing something incredible—and it has nothing to do with us. But what a joy to be on this journey of making an impact together!
Join us! Commit to doing something this season. When we live for something greater than ourselves, the Lord gets the glory and amazing things can happen. So, do you know what you want to do? Tell us about it! Write us or send us a video so we can post YOUR challenge here on our website! We want to encourage you along the way and use your story to inspire others to come along!
They've Joined the Challenge
This is our second season to partner with Kregg, a baseball player from Clarendon College in Texas. He is pledging a donation for every strikeout HE makes on the mound during the 2013 season. We can’t wait to cheer him on and see him live out his challenge this season!
This is Jeff’s second year in a row to pledge money for every mile he runs this year- 1,000 miles to be exact! We love getting updates from Jeff on how his challenge is going, and it’s amazing to see the support group he has matching his donation for each mile.
Ed Melson is a man of many passions and talents, but really enjoys his time spent at the Saltillo Store in Mt. Vernon, Texas. Each morning he meets his friends for a cup of coffee and a game of dominoes. This season, Ed is pledging a donation for every domino game he wins! Ed has a very proud granddaughter who is grateful for his support & unique challenge (Ellen Kershaw).
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