A pair of stars in the MLB are teaming up with some local football royalty this week to benefit Hawaii's keiki. LA Dodgers Joc Pederson and Corey Seager are playing host to a youth baseball camp and home run derby with proceeds benefiting the Kemoeatu Brothers Foundation.
The camp will be held this Wednesday and Thursday at Mid Pac and is for players 8-14 years old. The home run derby is open to players of any age. A portion of the proceeds from the Hawaii Home Run Derby Camp will go to the Kemoeatu Brothers Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of underprivileged youth here in Hawaii.
"I remember going to camps when I was young and looking up to the people that were there," said reigning National League Rookie of the Year, Seager. "So, it's kind of nice to be in that role and guide these kids and have fun with it at the same time."
"You know, it means a lot to be able to give back and be in the position Corey and I are in," added Pederson. "So, to come here and help the kids and see a smile on their face is priceless and it's all going to a great cause."
Seager and Pederson opted to donate to a local charity after deciding to the event on Oahu. A portion of the proceeds from a gala to be held on Wednesday and an online auction, which also ends on Wednesday, will be donated to the Kemoeatu Brothers Foundation, something Chris Kemoeatu says he's incredibly grateful for.
"We know there could be other places they could be, but they're here to give back...and giving back with us. So, we're thankful,"