Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Clayton Kershaw to receive 2011 Sportsman of the year award tomorrow
Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw will be presented with the 2011 Sportsman of the Year award at tomorrow’s seventh annual LA Sports Awards, which are presented annually by the Los Angeles Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. The Sportsman award is given to the local male athlete whose performance and character best exemplified the ideals of sportsmanship during the calendar year.
In 2011, Kershaw won the National League Cy Young Award, earned the Players Choice Award as the National League’s Outstanding Pitcher, captured a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, was selected as a Sporting News NL All-Star and won the Warren Spahn Award as the game’s best left-handed pitcher, among other accomplishments. Off the field, Kershaw was a finalist for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet for his charitable endeavors and recently co-authored a book, Arise, with his wife, Ellen, about their charity work together in Africa.
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