In a press conference this afternoon, it has been announced that Clayton Kershaw is the winner of the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award. Per a MLB press release.
The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. The annual award pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others.
As most of you know, Clayton has been very active in helping others. Bud Selig had this to say,
“His accomplishments on the mound at such a young age are well known to baseball fans, but I am delighted that our game can shine a light on Clayton’s extraordinary efforts with his wife Ellen to make a difference in the lives of children in Zambia. Clayton Kershaw is a leader through his inspiring example, and he is a wonderful representation of the enduring, philanthropic spirit of Roberto Clemente.”Congrats, Clayton! Your good works have not gone unnoticed.
“It is an incredible honor to receive this award,” said Kershaw. “Just being associated with someone like Roberto Clemente is truly humbling and I am extremely grateful.”Check out his charity, Kershaw's Challenge, at this website.
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