Clayton and Ellen Kershaw Host 7th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose, Honoring Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, with Bryan Cranston as Emcee
By: Angela Redding
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Los Angeles, CA, (The Hollywood Times) 8/3/2019–“The ping pong event has become a highlight for us every year,” stated Ellen and Clayton Kershaw. “It’s awesome to have so many teammates and friends from the LA community come out to support a cause that is so important to us. Kershaw’s Challenge is able to give away funds to our beneficiaries because we have such a wide base of support. PingPong4Purpose serves a great purpose…and it is also a lot of fun! August 8th is shaping up to be our best event yet! A great night for a great cause—come join us!”
Whether you are a ping pong aficionado, a true blue bleeding dodger fan or Clayton Kershaw’s number one fan, you will not want to miss out on an opportunity to attend and or support the Kershaw’s (Clayton and his wife Ellen) Challenge fundraiser to empower children and communities in Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic, and Africa. The Kershaws promise it will be a great night for a great cause packed with fun and excitement for all.
Clayton and his wife Ellen will host their Seventh annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose tournament Thursday, August 8th at Dodger Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m.
Yes, there are multiple organizations in need of support but PingPong4Purpose will give you the opportunity not only to give to a very worthy cause, but to witness sports athletes, entertainment stars and honorees go head to head in a fierce one on one ping pong battle.
Giving Honor Where Honor Is Due
Clayton and Ellen Kershaw are honoring multiple GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA Award-winner Brad Paisley and actress, producer, and best-selling author Kimberly Williams-Paisley on stage with the Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award. The Paisleys are being honored for their history of philanthropic advocacy. They recently co-founded The Store, their non-profit free grocery store, to serve children and families in need in their Nashville community and address issues of hunger and food security.
Impactful Giving and a Great Night of Fun
PingPong4Purpose will not only feature intense ping pong face-offs but poker, a silent auction, games, multiple festivities and the Kershaw’s Challenge Giving Board, where guests will be encouraged to give to help rescue children from sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic.
Kershaw’s Challenge beneficiaries include: The Los Angeles Dream Center, Just Keep Livin Foundation, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, International Justice Mission, Both Ends Believing, and Arise Africa, whose endeavors will fuel new parks and classrooms, after-school programs, and programs helping sex trafficking victims and orphaned children.
Who’s Expected? Let’s Drop Some Names
Those expected to attend the fundraising event are among a l-o-n-g list of who’s who in sports and entertainment.
Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen Kershaw, Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Bryan Cranston, Robin Dearden, Jon Cryer, Martin Starr, Jay Ellis, Brian Baumgartner, Nolan Gould, Quincy Brown, Haley Joel Osment, Emily Osment, Jaleel White, Skylar Astin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, WWE champion/star Paul “Big Show” Wight, Cody Christian, Mario Lopez, Danny Trejo, Pro Football Hall of Famer/former LA Rams Eric Dickerson, Orel Hershiser, Omar Miller, Troy Garity, Paul Adelstein, Willa Ford, Gavin MacLeod, and Jill Whelan.
Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Kenta Maeda, Matt Beaty, Max Muncy, Ross Stripling, Russell Martin, AJ Pollock, Alex Verdugo, and David Freese.
To put on an event of this magnitude takes a great deal of support. Organizations extending a helping hand to see the Kershaws succeed are:
Presenting Sponsors for the event are:
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Hankook Tire, HiHo Cheeseburger, SPIN, STIGA, and FIJI Water.
Major Sponsors include:
American Airlines, TOMS, Hope Faith and Grace Fund, Goldman Sachs and Security Benefit.
Official Prize Sponsor:
Other key sponsors include Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Designer 8, Phat Scooter, The Hidden Garden Floral Design Studio, Lou’s Golf Carts, Premiere Lighting & Production, MS Event Production.
About Kershaw’s Challenge
Kershaw’s Challenge was founded by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw in 2011 and works with organizations to impact lives in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia, and the Dominican Republic. For more information about Kershaw’s Challenge, visit www.kershawschallenge.com.
Support and Get Your Tickets
Tickets and VIP packages are available now for PingPong4Purpose. For sponsorship and ticket information on PingPong4Purpose, visit: https://www.kershawschallenge.com/pp4p.
Event: Kershaw’s Challenge 7th Annual PingPong4Purpose
Hosts: Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen Kershaw
Emcee: Bryan Cranston
Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award Honorees: Country Music star Brad Paisley and actress wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley
A Kershaw’s Challenge Event. Date: August 8, 2019. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA