A small plug for my eBay charity auction item: An autographed Clayton Kershaw book

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My sincerest thanks to Robert Baly at VinScullyIsMyHomeboy.com (linked here), Howard Cole at the Orange County Registers’ Dodger blog (linked here) and Jon Weisman at DodgerThoughts.com (linked here) for helping me get the word out about a piece of Dodger literature I hope will provide a boost to an innercity literacy program that’s close to my heart.

A new autographed copy of Clayton and Ellen Kershaw’s book, “Arise,” about their charity efforts in Africa that came out last month, is up for auction at eBay.com through Feb. 17 (linked here), with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the Friends of St. Lawrence-Watts’ literacy program that helps elementary school kids in the Watts area improve their reading skills to make their lives, and those of their families, much better as they are able to move on to better high schools and colleges.

You can read about some of the success stories on the non-profits’ website: www.friendsofwatts.org as we move toward an annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 1 at the Hermosa Comedy and Magic Club — everyone’s invited. Or if you wanted to make a donation at the site, that’s welcome as well.

Thanks to the book’s publishers, Regal Books (www.regalbooks.com) for making the donation.

Update: Thanks, too, to Steve Dilbeck at the L.A. Times for linking up our auction (linked here)

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