Dodgers, players donate to help Harvey relief

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers on Friday joined several of their players in supporting the relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Dodgers made a $100,000 donation to the Houston Food Bank and contributed 5,000 fleece blankets to the Dream Center in Texas to be distributed to the flood victims. Additionally, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will contribute the proceeds from its in-game 50/50 raffle on Wednesday, Sept. 6, also in support of the Houston Food Bank. Dodger fans are encouraged to visit to join the organization in this effort.

In addition to the team's efforts, Scott Kazmir, a Houston native, donated $10,000 to the Houston SPCA, $10,000 to the Houston Food Bank, $10,000 to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston and $100,000 to the Bayou City Fellowship, which was made in conjunction with LADF; Clayton and Ellen Kershaw, Texas natives, will be donating $100,000 to the Dream Center in Texas to aid in housing support to those displaced; Curtis Granderson pledged $25,000 to the Houston Food Bank through his Foundation, Grand Kids; and Yasiel Puig's Wild Horse Children's Foundation has donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross to support the relief efforts; Brandon and Amanda McCarthy donated to the Good Plus Foundation, which provides childcare items to the community; and Ross Stripling and his fiancée Shelby adopted a Houston-area classroom and will be providing students with school supplies.

Dodger players will show their support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey with special Houston Strong batting practice T-shirts on Wednesday, when the players' wives/significant others and team alumni will join the LADF 50/50 raffle sellers in selling tickets throughout the stadium.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.