Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp Stepping Up to the Plate to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp has shown his true colors on a few occasions recently. Kemp tweeted late Monday night that he would be donating $1,000 for every home run hit from now until the all-star break to help the victims of the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday.
I’m giving $1000 for tonight’s HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC. #PrayforOklahoma
— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 21, 2013
Needless to say, whether he gets voted in to the game or not, he’ll be a superstar in the minds of many in and around Oklahoma City, where Kemp is originally from.
This isn’t the first time this season that Kemp has shown over-the-top kindness to someone he didn’t know at all. Kemp was recently filmed after a game in San Francisco giving away his jersey, shoes, hat and anything he could (without getting fully naked) to a fan after the game was over.
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— Mike (@miketvalenti) May 14, 2013
Kemp isn’t the only athlete who has vowed to help out in the wake of the tragic twister. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
In a time where superstar athletes seem to be making the news for all the wrong reasons, it is always good to see some of them make the news for all the right reasons. Kemp and Durant have surely made some more fans with their actions.