If you were to look up “class” in the dictionary right now, it would have a picture of Matt Kemp next to it. The Dodgers’ star is using his platform as a Major League Baseball player to help out others in need, and it is a fantastic thing.
Recently, Kemp made headlines when he gave a young disabled kid, who is simply fighting to stay alive, the jersey off of his back, as well as his whole entire wardrobe.
Following the devastating Moore tornado, the Midwest City, Oklahoma native is once again utilizing his stature as a professional athlete to help those who need it the most.
I’m giving $1000 for tonight’s HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC. #PrayforOklahoma
— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 21, 2013
Kemp has been in a bit of a home run slump this season, but hopefully this will be enough to spark his bat up. The Dodgers have 51 games to play until the All-Star break, giving him plenty of time to build up the donation fund.
For that, we can only say, good on you, Matt.