Kershaw Pitches in at Highland Park Presbyterian

The Rev. Ron Scates catches a pitch from Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night. (Photo: Susan Hudson)

Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw was the featured speaker at Highland Park Presbyterian Church last Thursday. He and his wife, Ellen, recently published a book called Arise: Live Out Your Faith and Dreams on Whatever Field You Find Yourself, and Kershaw discussed both their missions to Africa and his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The talk began with the Rev. Ron Scates catching a pitch from Kershaw, which isn’t as out of left field as you might think. Andrew Scates, the pastor’s oldest son, was a catcher on the HPHS baseball team when Kershaw was a pitcher for the Scots. Ron, who officiated the Kershaws’ wedding, even attended San Antonio’s Trinity University on a baseball scholarship.

You can read more about the event in the Feb. 10 edition of Park Cities People.

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