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After his first donation pledge went terribly awry, Dodgers star Matt Kemp has decided to increase his donation to $250,000.
Now that the dust has settled from the controversy that hovered around his first donation pledge of giving $1,000 for every home run hit until All Star Break, Kemp has tackled the situation the right way.
Kemp issued this statement:
“Dear Families of OKC,
On Monday, out of concern and emotion I committed $1,000.00 for every home run I hit until the All-Star Break. It was a quick and small gesture in advance of what I knew would be my greater contribution through your rebuilding process. I am keeping my pledge and in addition, donating $250,000.00. May God bless you through this and the many generous donations coming to your aid.” -Matt Kemp #PrayforOklahoma”
The increase also comes a day after Kevin Durant gave $1 million towards relief efforts. Whether or not Kemp felt heightened pressure to do more as a result is not what’s important, what is though is the money that will go help the families in need.
Those stepping out to openly criticize Kemp for not ‘doing enough’ have been put to bed. Let’s applaud Kemp for turning a situation he could’ve just ignored and using it to do more.
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The ugly side of twitter reared its head in light of Matt Kemp’s pledge to donate $1,000 to his hometown of Oklahoma City for every homerun he hits now until All-Star break.
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Tweet Los Angeles Dodgers all-star outfielder Matt Kemp is from the Oklahoma City area that was hit by one of the worst tornados in US history Monday, inspiring the slugger to make a very noble pledge via his Twitter account after the Dodgers’ game Monday evening: I’m giving $1000 for tonight’s HR and every HR [...]
Tweet While Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is among the better players in Major League Baseball on the field, he’s also one of the best away from it. In the wake of the deadly tornadoes that recently hit Oklahoma Kemp offered his support to help those who were affected and assist in [...]
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