Beginning Friday, Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer is launching a season-long giveback initiative called “Ks for a Cause.” The campaign will support local nonprofit organizations focused on STEM and/or youth programming in the greater Los Angeles area.
In addition to an official press release by the Dodgers, Bauer also made the announcement on his Twitter page.
Bauer will donate $1,000 for each strikeout throughout the entire regular season. Each month, a different nonprofit organization will be designated as the recipient. Bauer will fully fund the initiative through grants via the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official team charity of the Dodgers. He will also partner with the Foundation to evaluate potential partner organizations and to work with receiving organizations.
“This season, I’m looking forward to giving back to my hometown community in a meaningful way,” said Bauer. “I’m excited to launch Ks for a Cause to support several incredible nonprofit organizations doing impactful work to promote STEM and offer a variety of youth programming across the greater Los Angeles area. It’s really the perfect initiative for me, as it combines two things I love in life: strikeouts and helping others.”
Additionally, Bauer will highlight these organizations through a new, dedicated content series on his YouTube Channel and with limited-edition Ks for a Cause merchandise on his website, which he plans to release soon. All proceeds from merchandise sales will benefit that month’s designated beneficiary organization.
For the month of April, Bauer will support Think Together. Founded in 1997, Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids. The organization delivers nationally recognized early learning programs, afterschool programs, student support services, and school improvement. Specifically, Bauer’s donation will help fund afterschool STEM and robotics programming for middle school students in southeast Los Angeles.
Bauer makes his starting pitching debut for the Dodgers on Friday in the second game of the opening series in Colorado. He will be opposed by righty Antonio Senzatela of the Rockies.
First pitch is slated for 5:40 p.m. Eastern time.
For additional updates on the charity, visit: www.trevorbauer.com/ksforacause.
(Ally Savage furnished some information provided in this report)