LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw hosts the Fourth Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity ping pong tournament, Thursday, August 11 at Dodger Stadium, benefiting Kershaw's Challenge. The evening will honor Dennis Gilbert with the 2016 KERSHAW'S CHALLENGE IMPACT AWARD.
Will Ferrell co-hosts the jam-packed night highlighting a single elimination tournament featuring celebrity and VIP ping pong enthusiasts; actress and SPiN Co-Founder Susan Sarandon is Honorary Chair. Food, drink, live music by Half the Animal, a DJ, giveaways and a silent auction are also featured.
An online auction, produced by Harlan Werner and Sports Placement Service and Art of the Game, benefiting Kershaw's Challenge launched July 28 at www.MLB.com/auction.
The organization also partnered with Crowdrise, offering fans a chance to win a spot in the tournament. Through August 6, every $10 donated also affords donors a chance to win the grand prize including a VIP Dodger dugout tour during the season. Go to www.crowdrise.com/kershawschallenge to enter.
Proceeds will fund two of Kershaw's Challenge's marquee partners, Dream Center LA and CURE International.
Southern California ACURA Dealers is the presenting sponsor with additional sponsors and partners including Milky Agency; Find Your Grind; SPiN – A Ping Pong Social Club and Stiga. Additional Sponsors and Partners include: Los Angeles Dodgers, Goldman Sachs, Security Benefits, Under Armour, Knowledge Society, Budweiser, Surfair, Los Angeles Magazine, Time Warner Cable Sports, Papa John's Pizza, Diageo, Classic Party Rentals, Art Of The Game, Excel Sports Management, Summer Steinfeld Jewelry, Lindsay Meyer Art, Sprinkles, Montage Beverly Hills, Unity Jets, SJM Industrial Radio, Sweet E's, Hawaiian Springs and Time Machine.
Ellen and Clayton Kershaw founded Kershaw's Challenge in 2011, partnering with organizations both locally and abroad to change the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children. Kershaw's Challenge seeks to foster strong connections in the Los Angeles and Dallas communities, working with beneficiaries who do transformative work in foster care, community development and family outreach and welfare. Kershaw's Challenge also works closely with an organization in Zambia supporting two children's homes and community schools. In the Dominican Republic, the work of the charity covers pediatric surgeries and supports capital improvement campaigns in a local, non-profit hospital. www.kershawschallenge.com
For further information, contact Regina Miller at Regina@kershawschallenge.com.
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