Matt Kemp giving $1000 per HR for Oklahoma tornado relief

Matt Kemp is a rich man, but he's also not shy about donating money.
Matt Kemp is a rich man, but he's also not shy about donating money. (USATSI)

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Just in case you were not aware, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is an awesome person. And if you didn't know that, click here and watch this video.

And Monday, the man who went to high school in Midwest City, Oklahoma, decided to do this, in light of the tragic tornado in Oklahoma Monday:

Kemp is no stranger to charity. He's been involved in charitable ventures throughout his career, including the creation of "Kemp's Kids" and donating $250,000 annually to the Dodgers Dream Foundation (which is specifically stipulated in his contract).

Also, in terms of the potential for donating a lot of money due to homers, it's there. Kemp only has two on the season but he hit 12 homers in the first 23 games of last season. He's capable of a monster streak.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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