Kershaw's Challenge: Sandy Koufax Old Timers Uniform
Winning Bid: $3,500.00
Name Date Bid oriolesfanhonWINNING Jul 28, 2015 08:19:56 PM EDT $3,500.00 Quaz Jul 23, 2015 10:38:12 AM EDT $3,313.00 oriolesfanhon Jul 28, 2015 07:04:33 PM EDT $3,225.00 TC1 Jul 26, 2015 10:09:50 AM EDT $2,950.00 TC1 Jul 26, 2015 10:09:27 AM EDT $2,900.00 Pennys1 Jul 25, 2015 10:17:38 PM EDT $2,550.00 TC1 Jul 23, 2015 06:40:02 PM EDT $2,500.00 Quaz Jul 22, 2015 01:27:32 PM EDT $2,000.00 TC1 Jul 23, 2015 06:39:44 PM EDT $2,000.00 TC1 Jul 23, 2015 06:39:24 PM EDT $1,100.00 TC1 Jul 23, 2015 06:39:05 PM EDT $1,050.00 CaseyD5 Jul 20, 2015 05:58:12 PM EDT $1,000.00 Bigfan5 Jul 22, 2015 02:18:53 AM EDT $950.00 honeave Jul 21, 2015 08:10:19 PM EDT $900.00 benz75 Jul 21, 2015 03:41:30 PM EDT $850.00 benz75 Jul 20, 2015 09:12:25 PM EDT $800.00 opoj Jul 20, 2015 06:30:03 PM EDT $675.00 tbkoyama Jul 20, 2015 12:13:22 PM EDT $525.00 TIXPRN Jul 20, 2015 10:22:00 AM EDT $500.00
Bid now on this Sandy Koufax Old Timers Uniform.
Sandy Koufax, former MLB left handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is the youngest player in history inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was an All-Star for six seasons, the National League's MVP in 1963, and Cy Young Award winner three different times. His legacy holds extraordinary importance in the baseball world. This uniform was worn by Koufax in the Old Timers Game on May 15th, 2015. The game also represents the 50th anniversary of the 1965 World Series Championship Game Koufax played in. The Dodgers relied heavily on Koufax during the championship games especially after the Minnesota Twins defeated the Dodgers in the first two games. Los Angeles certainly turned things around, winning the middle three games with Koufax pitching two shutouts and a three-hitter with ten strikeouts. Sandy celebrated his incredible 1965 title in the 2015 Old Timers Game at the Dodger Stadium.
Kershaw's Challenge began in 2011 with a little girl named Hope, a very evident need in her life, and the realization of a platform to do great things. Today, Hope is 13 years old. She was born in Lusaka, Zambia, and has battled with HIV her entire life. Ellen Kershaw met Hope when she was 9 years old. At the time, Hope was a vulnerable orphan, sick and malnourished, and was accustomed to surviving on the streets. The two instantly connected. Ellen and Clayton committed that summer to make life better for Hope by sponsoring her through a ministry organization--providing food, education and medication.
In December of 2010, Clayton traveled to Zambia for the first time. After years of seeing pictures, Clayton was in disbelief at the depth of poverty. He met Hope. Though the funds through sponsorship were making a difference, Hope was still lacking one critical need: a safe place to call home. This need--this little girl--was the beginning of Kershaw's Challenge.
Coming home, Clayton and Ellen had the vision of building a home for Hope and children just like her. Clayton came up with the idea of "Strikeout to Serve" during the 2011 baseball season—donating per strikeout to make the home a reality. In 2012, Kershaw's Challenge expanded to support organizations in Los Angeles and Dallas in addition Zambia.
In December of 2012, the first 8 children--including Hope--moved into the Arise Home. For the first time, they had beds to sleep in, a loving family of brothers and sisters, nurturing house mothers to tuck them in at night, full bellies everyday, and a private school education. 2015 is an exciting new season for Kershaw's Challenge. We will continue our work in Los Angeles, Dallas and Zambia. For the first time, we will expand our efforts into the Dominican Republic.
Kershaw's Challenge is committed to transforming the lives of children in America, Africa and the Dominican Republic. Our goal is to partner with organizations that are committed to this as well. We aim to empower others to join our cause in unique ways - creating their own challenge or joining Clayton in his challenge. Since 2011, Kershaw's Challenge has given away over 1.8 million dollars to underprivileged children like Hope. Together with our supporters and beneficiaries, we long to make life better for children worldwide.
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