Chad's Champs is a season-long initiative sponsored by pitcher Chad Billingsley in which Billingsley host kids and their families from Mattel Children's Hospital at Dodger home games multiple times each season.
Before each game, the kids receive a Chad's Champs t-shirt and meet and take photos with Billingsley on the field during batting practice. All program participants receive a meal voucher courtesy of Coca-Cola.
Kemp's Kids was established by and is fully sponsored by Matt Kemp to provide underprivileged and inner-city youth with opportunities to visit and experience Dodger Stadium. Kemp's Kids is also dedicated to elevating and increasing the relevance of Major League Baseball and participation of youth baseball among inner-city youth in the greater Los Angeles area. Each youngster receives a Kemp's Kids T-Shirt, a gift bag that includes a Nike backpack, Power Balance bands, Nike batting gloves and Big League Chew, a Loge Level game ticket and $25 in Dodger dollars to purchase food and beverages. Kemp's Kids will be on hand for batting practice and will get to meet Matt Kemp and pose for photos and get autographs from the Dodger center fielder.
A player program established by Matt Kemp to provide underprivileged and inner-city youth with opportunities to visit and experience Dodger Stadium. Kemp's Kids is also dedicated to elevating and increasing the relevance of Major League Baseball and participation of youth baseball among inner-city youth in the greater Los Angeles area.
Six times each season Kemp hosts inner-city youth at home games. Before each game, each member of the group receives a program t-shirt and a meet and greet with the Dodger infielder on the field during batting practice. All program participants receive a meal voucher.
Adrian Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers Day takes place every Sunday home game and provide all-inclusive Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat Right Field Pavilion tickets and parking for families in the greater Los Angeles area by partnering with various non-profit organizations. Families are also invited to attend the Viva Los Dodgers festival for entertainment prior to the game and possible meet-and-greet with Gonzalez.
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, believing in the transformation of at-risk children and communities through the benevolence and impact of others.
Kershaw is "Striking out to Serve." Each time he strikes out an opponent during the 2013 MLB season, he will donate $500 to his foundation, Kershaw's Challenge. Kershaw's personal support has been primarily focused on assisting at-risk children and providing valuable resources for communities in need. The three organizations with which Kershaw's Challenge is working this 2013 season are Arise Africa, Mercy Street Ministries and ShareFest. For more information or to join Kershaw's Strike Out to Serve campaign go to www.kershawschallenge.com.