By Erin Edwards
In the first month of his season-long giveback initiative Ks for a Cause, Trevor Bauer collected 51 strikeouts, which means a $51,000 donation to Think Together to help fund its after-school STEM and robotics programming for middle school students in southeast Los Angeles.
Through Ks for a Cause, Bauer will provide financial support and highlight various local nonprofit organizations focused on STEM and/or youth programming in the greater Los Angeles area. For every strikeout (K) during the regular season, Bauer will donate $1,000. Each month, a different nonprofit organization will be designated.
For the month of May, Bauer will support just keep livin Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future.
The organization, founded by Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves in 2008, implements after school fitness and wellness programs in 39 inner city high schools throughout the country. Just keep livin Foundation’s programs encourage students to make positive life choices that improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition and community service. Participating students also have a safe place to enhance their lives with fitness coaches and health experts.
Specifically, Bauer’s donation will help fund just keep livin Foundation’s programming at Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School in Inglewood and Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles.
In addition to monetary support, Bauer is highlighting all Ks for a Cause organizations through a new, dedicated content series on his YouTube Channel and with limited-edition Ks for a Cause merchandise on his website. All proceeds from merchandise sales will benefit that month’s designated beneficiary organization.
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