Matt Kemp giving $1000 per HR for Oklahoma tornado relief
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is from Oklahoma and a charitable person to begin with. In light of Monday's Oklahoma tornado, Kemp has vowed to give $1000 for every home run he hits until the All-Star break, starting with his blast Monday night.
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:
I'm giving $1000 for tonight's HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC. #PrayforOklahoma— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 21, 2013
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.