After the Los Angeles Dodgers rival San Francisco Giants won the world series, the boys in blue had one of their own named 2012 Roberto Clemente Award winner.
Clayton Kershaw has won the award for being the “player who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field,”
Kershaw, along with his wife, have done lots of charity work with the children in Zambia. They also founded Kershaw’s Challenge which encourages people to help at-risk children, including those in Africa.
In January, Kershaw wrote a book with his wife entitled “Arise: Live Out Your Faith and Dreams on Whatever Field You Find Yourself.” All of the money from the book is going to his charity. He's also helped the Peacock Foundation in Los Angeles which works to help people who are animal-assisted, as well as Mercy Street in Dallas, where Kershaw is from, which creates afterschool sports programs.
As if this wasn't enough, he's also taken part in all of the charitable things that the Dodgers take part in as well.
Congrats to Kershaw! Even though he likely didn't do any of this to win an award, it's nice to see people who give so much of themselves get recognized.