The sixth annual Justin Turner Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, February 7 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The event returns a year after being put on hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
With large gatherings not a safe environment last January, Justin and Kourtney Turner made the decision to postpone the signing event. To compensate for not having organized the golf tournament, the Justin Turner Foundation organized a virtual 5K.
Proceeds will benefit children and families who have been affected by life-altering illnesses, as well as veterans and families in the Los Angeles area. The Turners regularly work with the Los Angeles Dream Center and local hospitals.
In addition to the current and former Los Angeles Dodgers, other professional athletes and celebrities have been among those who have participated in the Justin Turner Golf Classic since its inception in 2016. Justin and Kourtney have continued to fill each of the tournaments to capacity and added to his offerings each year.
Turner works to inspire
In addition to helping make a difference in the community, Turner hopes her foundation’s ongoing charitable work will inspire her teammates to follow suit.
“Apart from trying to impact people’s lives and uplift them, I think one of the big things we try to do is help guys realize their platform and the abilities they have to be able to get out into the community and get involved and impact someone’s life,” Turner told DodgerBlue.com at the fifth annual Golf Classic.
“It’s good to have them here and hopefully open their eyes and make them anxious and want to start something of their own.”
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