Autism Light Classic
Updated on July 28, 2015.
Autism Light #340 is Matt Kemp.
When my brother, Carlton, became one of more than 1.5 million people affected by autism, it was a confusing blow to me. I have always wanted a little brother that I could play ball with, but Carlton's impaired ability to socially interact and communicate made it impossible for that to happen. TACA has given me hope that playing ball with him in the near future is a possibility (Kemp, Stewart co-host autism benefit, Taylor Price, MLB.com, 3/15/2009).Baseball Career: Matt Kemp was born on September 23, 1984. He is an Outfielder for the San Diego Padres. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006-2014. After the 2014 season he was traded by the Los Angeles Dodges to the San Diego Padres. His entire career statistics in real time are on the Matt Kemp Page on ESPN. Matt Kemp has been on the all star teams in 2011-2012 and won the Gold Glove Award in 2009 and 2011. In 2011, Kemp became the first player to finish in the top two in both home runs and steals since Hank Aaron accomplished this in 1963.
The following video is a conversation with Matt Kemp where he talks about his passion to use his gifts to help others. The conversation begins with Kemp talking about how he gave his shirt and shoes to a disabled fan who had cancer in the 2013 season. See a video where Matt Kemp gave his shirt and shoes to a disabled boy at this link.
Social Media: You can follow Matt Kemp on the following social media areas.
Website: Matt Kemp's website is at therealmatkemp.com. You can find out more about Matt Kemp's charities and life on this website.
Wikipedia: You can also find out more about Matt Kemp on the Matt Kemp Wikipedia Page.