Thursday April 21, 2016 | Kershaw’s Challenge, the non-profit charity founded by Ellen and Clayton Kershaw, is excited to announce a partnership with Sports Placement Service, Inc., a sports memorabilia company owned by Harlan Werner of Los Angeles, California. Together, Kershaw’s Challenge and Art of the Game are seeking an exciting new way to draw attention to the philanthropic work of Clayton Kershaw, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The two organizations are beginning a strategic alliance to create and distribute limited edition, hand signed collectibles including exclusively signed jerseys and limited canvases and art. The hope is to utilize Clayton’s autograph for the sole purpose of promoting and building Kershaw’s Challenge.
Ellen and Clayton Kershaw founded Kershaw’s Challenge with one goal in mind: to make life better for vulnerable children living in Dallas, Los Angeles, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. The charity focuses on funding four specific projects annually through organizations who are on the front lines of change in the lives of children. Using the platform professional baseball, Clayton “Strikes out to serve,” making a donation to Kershaw’s Challenge for every strikeout.
Harlan Werner has represented and worked for many great and iconic athletes for the past 30 years. Current and past clients include Sandy Koufax, Muhammad Ali and Joe Namath. Kershaw’s Challenge is grateful for the expertise that Werner offers this partnership and will give him the task of exclusively overseeing the collectibles category for Clayton’s career, excluding trading cards. The charity looks forward to including Werner in this new chapter of growth.
The signed items will be available for sale at selected online retailers, Art of the Game locations and the Kershaw’s Challenge website with proceeds benefiting the cause of the charity.