This is Clayton's first trip to Africa, but Ellen has been there four previous times and sees it as her life's work. As she told MLB.com's Ken Gurnick last month:
"This is something I can do while Clayton is pursuing his passion of baseball. On this trip, our passions will collide. This is his way of showing that he supports me. Every season, I come back and show him pictures of all these girls and he's curious why I keep going back. My hope is that we can combine our two passions and utilize these opportunities to make a difference."
Hey, even a Giants fan can agree that it's nice to see the Kershaws putting in some time and money to make a positive impact in the lives of others. (Though the Dodgers' rivals might not be as pleased to learn that Clayton packed a pitching tarp for the trip so he can get his offseason throwing in.)
At any rate, you can follow the daily happenings of the trip — as well as any of Clayton's future rug-cutting — over at Arise Africa.