Matt Kemp’s autism event a big success

It took place last night. He said they didn’t quite sell ALL the tables (it was a celebrity poker event), but they sold quite a few and a good time was had by all, including the host himself.
“I had fun,” Kemp said. “It was great to get my family all together and all my friends and to get people to help me with something that is important in my life and support my cause nd this foundation (Talk About Curing Autism).”
Kemp said he hopes to have the event every year and possibly twice a year.
“All the money goes back to the foundation, for research into trying to find a cure for autism and for helping the families who have autistic kids,” Kemp said. “A lot of people came out. It was a pretty successful event.”
Kemp has a younger brother, Carlton, who is 14 and suffers from autism. Kemp is one of several Dodgers players who have taken up the autism cause. Second baseman Orlando Hudson actually has his own foundation, called Curing Autism Through Change and Hope (CATCH).

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