About Kershaw's Challenge
Founded by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw, Kershaw's Challenge exists to encourage people to use whatever God-given passion, purpose or talent they have been given to make a difference and give back to others in need. We believe in the transformation of at-risk children and communities through the benevolence and impact of others.
Clayton Kershaw is "Striking out to Serve" this season by donating money to Kershaw's Challenge for every batter he strikes out. Funds will go towards building Hope's Home, and orphanage for 10-12 children in Lusaka, Zambia who desperately need a place to call home. Last year we raised money to buy the land and build the structure. This year, we are raising money to furnish the home, buy farmland and build a chicken coop to teach the children valuable lessons, and help to make the home self-sustainable at some point. We want to create an emergency medical fun since most children will battle disease and infection related to AIDS & HIV.
Kershaw's Challenge will also be donating ten percent to the Peacock Foundation, an organization that uses rescued animals in a therapy program to bring healing to at-risk and traumatized children and their families throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Kershaw's Challenge donations received will help fund a program called Creature Comfort.
A Foundation for Kids will match funds raised by Kershaw's Challenge with in-kind donations for youth including toys, shoes, clothing, Christmas gifts, school supplies and more for youth ministries.
Kershaw’s Challenge is grateful for the Dodgers continuous support of Kershaw's Challenge, and a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Dodgers Dream Foundation.
Kershaw's Challenge will give ten percent of its donations to Mercy Street , a ministry that seeks to see transformation in a West Dallas, Texas neighborhood through mentoring, sports and community development. As a result, Kershaw’s Challenge will help fund a youth baseball program for inner city kids with baseball equipment.
The final ten percent will go to I Am Second, a nationwide grassroots and media campaign that empowers people in various walks of life to live for God and others. Kershaw’s Challenge will be partnering with them to donate evangecubes for every strikeout to Arise Africa as an important tool to teach children the gospel in pictures.
To learn more about Kershaw's Challenge, please visit www.kershawschallenge.com.