January 04, 2011
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.