We’re Toasting: Clayton Kershaw

Clayton and Ellen at "Dinner" in 2010Clayton and Ellen at “Dinner” in 2010

Yes, every broadcast and sports show across the county is today talking about the amazing arm of Clayton Kershaw.  A Highland Park High School grad who continues to excel in his astounding career as a key pitcher with the LA Dodgers, and a part of the impressive HP class that included Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, filmmaker Will Bakke of Riot Studios, PGA golfer Paul Haley II, and our sweet Corinne Cogill.

Last night, young Kershaw pitched a no hitter..almost perfect game, at home in Los Angeles against the Colorado Rockies, one of the best hitting teams in MLB. Only 107 pitches were thrown in his 15 strike outs, zero walks game…that averages to less than 5 pitches per efficient strike out.

Clayton is an amazing, amazing pitcher and sportsman, two Cy Young awards have proven that…but he is also an amazing person with a giving and dedicated heart that has also earned him the Roberto Clemente award for his humanitarian efforts in 2012, with he and wife Ellen, his high school sweetheart, continuing their efforts both at home and abroad to give hope and healing to those in need around the world. I wrote about Clayton’s humanitarian efforts a few years ago here, and love that his dynamic heart and astounding arm continue to do so much good for so many people.

Bravo on an incredible accomplishment Clayton, one of many, and on continuing to be the generous, humble and gracious person we love.  Dallas is proud to call you our own.



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