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Justin Turner is a nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award

Los Angeles- Justin Turner is a nominee for the most prestigious award for individual effort on and off the mound.

The Roberto Clemente Award honors individuals that show great leadership effort on and off the field. Justin has been one of the outstanding players that contributed to his community, different foundations , as well as helped small business through the pandemic. Justin and his wife Kourtney helped out people in need . The Turners served at a drive-through food distribution, which operated 11 hours a day, seven days a week. Justin and Kourtney donated an estimated 900,000 meals during the 82-day effort.

Justin was excited about the nomination and this is what he had to say about it. “Being nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award by this great organization is something that my wife Kourtney and I are so proud of, and it’s truly an honor to be recognized. We feel so fortunate to be able to give back especially during these hard times due to the coronavirus – and support our homeless veterans, hospitals, schools and youth sports,” said Turner. “We have the greatest fans in all of baseball who support us year-round, and we have a duty, a responsibility to give back to the community above and beyond.”

“Unprecedented times call for unprecedented people, which Justin and Kourtney have proven to be in their selfless efforts to fulfill the basic needs of Angelenos during this pandemic. Justin is not only a representative of what a Dodger should be, but an example to athletes around the sporting world of the impact you can make in the community. We’re so fortunate to have Justin in Los Angeles and proud to nominate him for the Clemente Award,” said Naomi Rodriguez, Dodger Vice President of External Affairs and Community Relations.

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