Jamie Reidy shares a story about Dodgers Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw’s getting their hands dirty for Habitat for Humanity.
Freelancer writer and Dodger blogger John Rosenthal reports on local baseball stars who swung sledgehammers instead of bats yesterday for charity.
The all-stars were there for more than a photo op, hanging around and helping us get work done long after a cynic would have said they could have gotten back on the bus. Kershaw (pictured) in particular, lingered for a while (he isn’t scheduled to pitch tonight). Kemp wielded the sledgehammer with ease, but didn’t labor so long that anyone needs to worry about him wrecking his swing. Somebody asked him that question, in fact. His answer: “Don’t worry, I work out.”
A personal friend of mine and head of a Habitat for Humanity crew, John has inspired me to join him in helping rebuild dreams. Of course, I haven’t told him that yet…
When is your next volunteering project?
Photo courtesy of John Rosenthal