“If you love it, you’re going to work at it and put in the time and effort you’ll need to be good at it. If you’re not loving what you’re doing, you need to get out!”
Born and raised in Texas, Clayton Kershaw started playing baseball at a young age. He broke records and became a prospect early into his adolescence. So when it came time to choose between attending Texas A&M University or pursuing his dreams full-time, he bet on himself and signed with the Dodgers.
Many of his peers would call him a perfectionist, but it is perhaps more fitting to say tirelessly goal-oriented. His drive to push his own limits shows in both his high and low moments. In spite of a number of sports injuries, he never truly quits. In 2017, he led the Dodgers to the World Series. He did it again in 2018.
He hopes to inspire others to also challenge themselves in healthy and productive ways. In 2011, he founded Kershaw’s Challenge. The organization is faith-based and focused on serving at-risk communities from Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia, and the Dominican Republic. Through Kershaw’s Challenge, he is able to help youth and their families realize their maximum potential by providing resources and fostering encouraging environments for those in need. Currently, he runs virtual baseball camps that are free for all ages and abilities via CampKersh.com.
If you love it, you’re going to work at it and put in the time and effort you’ll need to be good at it. If you’re not loving what you’re doing, you need to get out!