Clayton Kershaw’s strikeout total carries added weight tonight.

Tonight is the final game in the two-month program where Muscle Milk will donate $100 for every strikeout Clayton Kershaw throws to his Kershaw’s Challenge Foundation.  He currently sits at 70 and is on the mound tonight in Colorado.

Kershaw himself agreed to donate $500 per strikeout as part of his #PITCHING4PURPOSE social media campaign.

Jackie Robinson gets a weekend, not a day.

Tomorrow is Jackie Robinson Day in Los Angeles.

Monday is the actual 66th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier with the Dodgers in 1947. It’s also Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, when every player on every team will wear Robinson’s retired 42 on his back.

The list of local Robinson-related events this weekend is so long, the Dodgers issued a 1,338-word press release today to list them all. Here are the highlights:

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Dodgers, Yankees rolling in the benevolence.

The Dodgers and New York Yankees were the recipients of the 2013 Bobby Murcer Award, given annually by the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.). Named after the former B.A.T. Chairman who introduced the Spring Training Fundraising Tour, the award is given to the team in both the American League (Yankees) and National League (Dodgers) whose players commit the most amount of money to B.A.T.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Yankees have won the award and the third time in four years for the Dodgers. Both Clubs will be presented with the Bobby Murcer Award at the 25th annual “Going to Bat for B.A.T. Fundraising Dinner” in 2014. B.A.T. has awarded more than $28 million in grants to date, benefiting more than 3,000 members of the Baseball Family, including former Major League players, managers, coaches, scouts, umpires, athletic trainers, front office personnel as well as Minor League players, Negro League players, players from the Women’s Professional Baseball League and widows, spouses and children.

Fernando Valenzuela will be inducted into Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.

Fernando Valenzuela

Fernando Valenzuela will be inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame — el Pabellón de la Fama del Caribe — on Sunday in Hermosillo, Mexico, at Universidad Sonora, Centro de Los Artes.

The current Dodgers broadcaster and retired pitcher was born about 200 miles south of Hermosillo, then began his career in Sonora playing for Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Pacific League at age 16. He also played for Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Águilas de Mexicali in the LMP and played in the Caribbean Series. Valenzuela’s induction will recognize his career in the LMP and in Major League Baseball.

The 52-year-old is scheduled to travel to Hermosillo Friday to partake in the opening ceremonies of Estadio Sonora, the brand-new stadium that will host the Caribbean Series. Valenzuela will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7 p.m. game between Yaquis de Obregón and Criollos de Caguas.

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Are we there yet?

We’re getting close.

The Dodgers’ community caravan marks its final day today with stops at Santee Educational Complex (1921 South Maple Ave., Los Angeles), Inner-City Arts (720 Kohler St., Los Angeles), Tobinworld (902 East Broadway, Glendale), and the Dodgers Dreamfield at LA Boys and Girls Club (2635 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles).

The various events are scheduled to include third baseman Luis Cruz and wife Maria, AJ Ellis and wife Cindy, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier and wife Maggie, Tim Federowicz, Adrian Gonzalez, Javy Guerra, Matt Guerrier, Kenley Jansen, Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen, Brandon League and wife Sasha, Don Mattingly and wife Lori, Nick Punto, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Skip Schumaker and Shawn Tolleson and wife Lynley.

Participants in the community caravan will try to avoid contracting dysentery (if you understand the above photo, this joke will make perfect sense).

Today’s also the final day for season ticket holders to visit Dodger Stadium for Select-A-Seat. Individual game tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m., coinciding with the FanFest in Lot 6 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and will feature appearances and autographs with Kershaw, Ethier, Zack Greinke and Matt Kemp. FanFest gates open at 11 a.m. for the general public and at 10:30 a.m. for Dodger season ticket holders with their MVP cards.

If it feels like the season is just around the corner, it is. Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12.

In the meantime, here are some links to carry you into the weekend:

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‘Obviously Justin Sellers has issues.’ Video.

Justin Sellers’ arrest in West Sacramento last weekend made us wonder what the Southern California native was doing there in the first place, and just how bad his motorcycle excursion was in order to prompt an arrest.

This news report from CBS Sacramento provides some answers. Turns out that Sellers has a condominium in the city, and his motorcycle riding was bothering neighbors and scaring some kids. Judging by the cramped layout of the complex, you can see why. The local anchor could only conclude, “well, obviously Justin Sellers has issues he has to take care of.”

At least he didn’t get sprayed by a neighbor’s hose, like field reporter Anjali Hemphill and her cameraman:

Justin Sellers arrested in West Sacramento.

Reserve infielder Justin Sellers was arrested Saturday in West Sacramento for reckless motorcycle driving. Justin SellersThe 26-year-old was charged with one misdemeanor count each of reckless driving and evasion, and released by the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department late Saturday.

Some additional details from Sacramento-based KCRA.com:

Police said Justin Sellers was doing “wheelies” on his motorcycle in a neighborhood near Riva Drive. When officers tried to pull him over, police said Sellers took off.

After a short chase, Sellers turned himself in, authorities said.

West Sacramento police said they have had repeated reports of a motorcyclist driving recklessly in the same neighborhood for the past month.

Sellers batted .205 with one home run and two RBIs in 19 games last season. His year ended prematurely when he went sprawling into the seats to catch a foul ball at Dodger Stadium May 14; he injured his back on the play and ultimately had season-ending surgery.

Sellers is on the 40-man roster but was not expected to start the 2013 season in the majors, buried deep on the infield depth chart after the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker.

Dodgers-Cubs Spring Training game will benefit Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.

The Dodgers and Cubs announced they will play a Spring Training game at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson on Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.

The foundation was established by the Green family in 2011 to receive gifts in memory of Christina-Taylor, the daughter of Dodgers scout John Green and granddaughter of former Cubs GM Dallas Green.

This will mark the Dodgers’ third annual benefit game in Tucson dating to 2011, when the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played a similar benefit game in Tucson with all proceeds going to the Tucson Together Fund. In addition, The Dodgers Dream Foundation, in partnership with the Diamondbacks, dedicated a Dodgers Dreamfield in Oro Valley, Ariz. on a field that was re-named in memory of Christina-Taylor Green.

“We are very excited the Cubs agreed to play the Dodgers for this year’s game,” John Green said in a statement released by the team. “This game brings everything full circle for me since I played in the Cubs organization and my Dad (Dallas) was their General Manager.”

The mission of the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation is “to honor the life and memory of Christina-Taylor through charitable and educational projects that reflect and embody her interests, values and dreams.”

Matt Kemp named celebrity Grand Marshal of MLK Parade Saturday.

Matt Kemp will serve as the celebrity Grand Marshal in the 28th annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles on Saturday, the Dodgers announced. Matt KempThe parade, in recognition of Martin Luther King Day, will be broadcast on KABC (Channel 7) and is southern California’s largest King Day celebration.

Kemp will be among thousands of participants along a parade route that begins at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Western Ave. in South Los Angeles. Kemp will be joined by Dodger alumni Bobby Castillo, Tommy Davis, Al “The Bull” Ferrara, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Lee Lacy, Ken Landreaux, Tim Leary, Wes Parker, Dennis Powell, Derrel Thomas and Maury Wills, who will be riding in the Dodger fire truck.

The Dodgers are among the sponsors of the 28th annual Kingdom Day parade themed “His Dream Will Never Die.” The Kingdom Day Parade, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Western Ave., commemorates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King and wife Coretta Scott King.