Ellen and Clayton

“Baseball is great. I love it. I’m thankful I get to play it, blessed to be able to play it past high school. But at the same time, I know it’s a platform to be able to do other things. We’re just excited we get to do it. We know that baseball is going to end one of these days, hopefully a long time from now. And hopefully we have some things that continue on long, long after we’re gone.”
- Clayton Kershaw


Ellen and Clayton Kershaw are Dallas natives and graduates of the same high school. Clayton went through the Major League Baseball draft right after graduation in 2006 and was drafted #7 in the first round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. After two years in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut in May 2008. Since then he has enjoyed being with the Dodgers as a starting pitcher. 

Clayton is a three-time Cy Young Award winner, four-time Warren Spahn Award winner and 2014 National League MVP. He is a seven time All-Star and 2012 Roberto Clemente Award winner, recognizing his humanitarian work. 

Clayton and Ellen are high school sweethearts and married in 2010. They have two children, Cali Ann and Charley. Together they founded Kershaw’s Challenge. Since the beginning, Kershaw’s Challenge has given away over $7.5 million dollars to organizations who are on the front lines of making life better for children.