– JUST KEEP LIVIN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED AS MAY NONPROFIT BENEFICIARY –
In the first month of his season-long giveback initiative Ks for a Cause, LA Dodgers All-Star Dodger Pitcher Trevor Bauer collected 51 strikeouts, which means a $51,000 donation to Think Together to help fund its afterschool STEM and robotics programming for middle school students in southeast Los Angeles. For the month of May, Bauer will support just keep livin Foundation.
Through Ks for a Cause, Bauer will provide financial support and highlight various local nonprofit organizations focused on STEM and/or youth programming in the greater Los Angeles area. For every strikeout (K) during the regular season, Bauer will donate $1,000. Each month, a different nonprofit organization will be designated.
This month, Bauer will support the just keep livin Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. The organization, founded by Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves in 2008, implements after school fitness and wellness programs in 39 inner city high schools throughout the country. Just keep livin Foundation’s programs encourage students to make positive life choices that improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition, and community service. Participating students also have a safe place to enhance their lives with fitness coaches and health experts.
Specifically, Bauer’s donation will help fund just keep livin Foundation’s programming at Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School in Inglewood and Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles.
In addition to monetary support, Bauer is highlighting all Ks for a Cause organizations through a new, dedicated content series on his YouTube Channel and with limited-edition Ks for a Cause
merchandise on his website. All proceeds from merchandise sales will benefit that month’s designated beneficiary organization.
Bauer is fully funding Ks for a Cause through grants via the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). He has also partnered with LADF to evaluate potential partner organizations and to work with receiving organizations. For additional updates, visit: www.trevorbauer.com/ksforacause.
About Trevor Bauer:
Trevor Bauer is an All-Star pitcher and entrepreneur in his 10th MLB season and first with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner was selected No. 3 overall in the 2011 MLB Draft and made his major league debut in 2012 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians later that year and made his first All-Star appearance in 2018. Bauer was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2019 and went on to become the club’s first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award (2020). Off the field, the former UCLA standout cofounded Momentum in 2019, a media company aimed at connecting fans and athletes on a human level and going behind the scenes of the lives, training, and game days of MLB stars. Bauer is also an equity partner and co-leads the baseball vertical at PlayersTV, the first-and-only multi athlete-owned TV network and media company. For more information, visit www.trevorbauer.com or follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube @BauerOutage.
About the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation:
ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is bigger than baseball with ambitions to be the city’s premier charity. We envision a city where everyone regardless of zip code has the opportunity to thrive. We are tackling the most pressing problems facing Los Angeles with a mission to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos. Since 1995, we have invested more than $32 million in programs and grants to nonprofits, and fundraising has increased by 1,000% since 2012. That growth has enabled us to do more. Visit LADF online at www.dodgers.com/ladf, follow them on Twitter, @DodgersFdn, Instagram, @dodgersfoundation, and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LosAngelesDodgersFoundation.