LOS ANGELES — Kershaw’s Challenge – the non-profit organization led by Los Angeles Dodgers’ star pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen – continues its mission of service to children and families in communities domestically and internationally with PingPong4Purpose, its signature fundraiser and celebrity ping pong competition in Los Angeles. This year’s 6th Annual PingPong4Purpose will take place the evening of Thursday, August 23rd at Dodger Stadium. Announcing its honorees and emcee for this year, Clayton and Ellen Kershaw will honor Oscar® winner Matthew and Camila McConaughey, founders of the just keep livin Foundation, with the Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award for their work. The just keep livin Foundation is dedicated to empowering high school students with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future, implementing afterschool fitness and wellness programs across the country. The Kershaws are also honored to welcome multiple EMMY® winner Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden as honorary hosts for the evening, with Cranston acting as emcee for PingPong4Purpose.
Tickets and VIP packages are available now, with proceeds from PingPong4Purpose supporting Kershaw’s Challenge beneficiaries – the Dream Center and just keep livin Foundation’s initiatives in Los Angeles – and International Justice Mission’s initiatives in the Dominican Republic.
“We are thrilled to be hosting our 6th annual PingPong4Purpose on August 23rd. The event has become an iconic part of Kershaw’s Challenge and we are so thankful for the tremendous support of the LA community and our generous sponsors,” say Clayton and Ellen Kershaw. “This event is so much fun to be part of, and it plays a significant role is supporting our amazing beneficiaries. It is a great night with an even greater cause: making life better for children living in LA and the Dominican Republic. We can’t wait for the fun and impact of August 23rd—join us!”
Title Sponsors for the event are UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, SPiN Ping Pong, STIGA, and HiHo Cheeseburger.
Presenting sponsors for the event include American Airlines, Boston Consulting, Diageo, Fifth Wave Automotive Group, Goldman Sachs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Security Benefit, Spectrum, and Under Armour.
Other key partners include Hidden Garden, Lounge Appeal, SJM Radio, Art of the Game, MS Event Production, Town and Country Event Rentals, 108 stitches, and Barry’s Tickets.
Special performance by The Pine Mountain Logs band.
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About Kershaw’s Challenge
Started in 2011, today Kershaw’s Challenge seeks to serve vulnerable and at-risk children, living in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to partner with and work alongside organizations on projects to make life better for children. For more information, please visit: https://www.kershawschallenge.com/.
About UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital’s mission is to provide state-of-the art treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere, as well as conduct research that improves the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases and to train the next generation of leaders in pediatrics. For more information, please visit: https://www.uclahealth.org/mattel/about-mattel-childrens-hospital-ucla.
SPiN is a network of ping pong social clubs that combine a unique mixture of sport, design and entertainment with the vision of energizing people through art, music, cuisine and events. Offering differing experiences from entertaining to instructional, each venue features ping pong courts, a full bar, restaurant, private rooms and event spaces that attract players, both casual and corporate. Customers are encouraged to reserve a ping pong table or take part in the nightly events, tournaments, and casual social play. Venues are currently located in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Austin, and Toronto. For more information, please visit: WEARESPiN.COM.
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