Ping Pong 4 Purpose returns August 11 to aid Kershaw’s Challenge

Audrey Van Slyke, Eric Stonestreet, Scott Van Slyke and Clayton Kershaw at the 2015 Ping Pong 4 Purpose event at Dodger Stadium (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

Audrey Van Slyke, Eric Stonestreet, Scott Van Slyke and Clayton Kershaw at the 2015 Ping Pong 4 Purpose event at Dodger Stadium (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

Ping_Pong_for_Purpose_Logo_2015copyBy Jon Weisman

Clayton Kershaw’s back isn’t back, but his service for the community remains front and center.

The fourth annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose event, benefiting Kershaw’s Challenge, will take place August 11 at Dodger Stadium.

Will Ferrell will co-host the celebrity ping-pong tournament with Kershaw and his wife Ellen. The night will feature past and present Dodger players, as well celebrity guests scheduled to include Susan Sarandon, Eric Stonestreet, George Lopez, Anthony Anderson, Mike Epps, Rob Riggle, Omar Miller, Claire Holt, Troy Garity, Mario Lopez, Emily Osment, Becca Tilley, Ben Lyons, Diplo, Tyler Toffoli and Anze Kopitar.

The evening’s top honoree will be Dennis Gilbert, the former agent and founder of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.

An online auction (produced by Harlan Werner, Sports Placement Service and Art of the Game) benefiting Kershaw’s Challenge has also been launched. Among the items is a vintage 1960s microphone signed by Vin Scully and framed in a shadow box. In addition, you can win a spot in the tournament through a minimum $10 donation to Kershaw’s Challenge via Crowdrise.

Proceeds will fund two of Kershaw’s Challenge’s partners, Dream Center LA (supporting homeless families) and CURE International (aiding children in need in the Domincan Republic). Southern California ACURA Dealers is the presenting sponsor of Ping Pong 4 Purpose.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit kershawschallenge.com.

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