Justin Turner may have joined the Boston Red Sox this offseason, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to forget about his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the charity work he’s done in the L.A. community.
Turner and his wife Kourtney created the Justin Turner Foundation during their time in Los Angeles, a nonprofit that seeks to provide aid to homeless veterans and children suffering from critical illnesses, as well as their families.
On Tuesday, the veteran slugger stopped by MLB Network to talk about his new deal with the Red Sox.
When asked by Alanna Rizzo about his foundation and how things will work now that he is in Boston, the 38-year-old made clear that he still holds Los Angeles in high regard and has no plans to stop supporting the L.A. community.
Justin Turner, recipient of the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award, has no plans to stop supporting the LA community despite his offseason move to the Red Sox. 🙌#HighHeat | @redturn2 | @alannarizzo pic.twitter.com/hjD9lZxQ2h
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 10, 2023
Turner may no longer be a Dodger, but he’ll always have a special place in his heart for the organization and the City of Los Angeles, and it’s good to hear that he and his wife still plan to help out people in need in the community, while also expanding their reach to Boston as well.
The two-time All-Star was the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award in 2022 thanks to his charitable work in Los Angeles.
Clearly, there is no love lost on either side.
Dodgers fans will always appreciate Turner, not only for his contributions on the field, but for his work off the field as well.
He’ll be missed in Los Angeles, but he’ll never forget all those who adore him within the Dodgers fanbase.