Clayton Kershaw Becomes A Dad On Father’s Day? Kershaw’s Challenge — Inspirational Story
I wanted to quickly give a shoutout to Mrs. Ellen Kershaw. In all honesty, she had me rolling in laughter today by the way she decided to celebrate Father’s Day. I logged on to Twitter and saw that she had posted something. What I ended up reading, however, I was flat out NOT expecting. Let me show you…
Now I don’t know about you…..but I definitely thought that Clayton Kershaw was about to be a Dad. My body went through about a thousand emotions ranging from shocked, to happy, to confused, to shocked again, back to happy…but again…didn’t want to speculate on anything. And keep in mind…that’s just me we’re talking about — the last person that should be emotionally involved in this situation, considering my non-existant ties to the Kershaw family, other than admiration. I can only imagine what Clayton thought when he saw it. When all this was going on, amidst the tears and excitement (haha ok now I’m getting out of hand, I never actually got to that point, but still) Ellen rocked my world yet again…and hit the Twitter world with this shot:
Well played Ellen…well played. You 100% had me going and I hope Clayton had a kick out of it as well. Enjoy your Father’s Day!!
Want to learn more about this awesome couple? Be sure to check out their book, Arise, and order it (click here for the link) if you’d really like a great read. It’s a very inspirational story about their faith and their journeys to where they are now; with Clayton playing professional baseball, and Ellen traveling to Africa to not only help orphans in Zambia, but to also share their faith in the Lord with the kids.
They have started a foundation called Kershaw’s Challenge where, among many other things, Clayton donates $100 for every strikeout he records to “Hope’s Home” in Africa, which is a home for “vulnerable children living in desperate conditions in Lusaka, Zambia.” Their hope is to ultimately hire “parents” that can live in this home and raise these children with Christian values. Personally, I think its amazing that God has blessed Clayton with the ability to raise as much money as he has with his strikeouts. It’s amazing to see what the Lord can do when you put your talent in His hands. After the foundation was started, and Clayton decided to donate money for every strikeout, as we all know, he went on to lead the entire league in strikeouts along with winning the Triple Crown, and Cy Young. That’s no coincidence, people.
“It’s been a cool season to see how the Lord can use baseball to expand His Kingdom,” Ellen said in regards to the 2011 season. ”And we hope, as I always say, with every pitch that Clayton throws that the Lord is glorified in that.”
I really do encourage you to visit their site and see what they are all about. The Kershaw’s are so inspirational and completely give what God has given them for others, rather than for themselves. They understand that no matter how successful you are on the field, or even in Zambia, you never do anything by yourself. To watch an amazing video on Clayton Kershaw talking about exactly that, watch this video, called I Am Second. The entire website is an incredible way to spend just a couple moments of your time, and I can almost guarantee you won’t regret browsing around the site. Until Next Time!