Trevor Bauer supports Southeast Los Angeles STEM programs with $51,000 donation.

Think Together is thrilled to be the first recipient of Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer’s Ks for a Cause Initiative, where every strikeout this season means $1,000 toward that month’s designated nonprofit. The reigning NL Cy Young Award Winner wants to make an impact with his return to the Los Angeles area by partnering with local nonprofits focused on STEM and/or youth programming opportunities. 

“This season, I want to give back to my hometown community in a really meaningful way,” said Bauer. “I’m excited to launch Ks for a Cause to support several incredible nonprofit organizations doing impactful work to promote STEM and offer a variety of youth programming across the greater Los Angeles area. Strikeouts have always been important to me, but this season they will be even more purposeful.”

Bauer has had an amazing start to his season, with 51 strikeouts in six starts equating to a $51,000 donation to Think Together through fully funded grants distributed by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. For Think Together, the $51,000 will go towards STEM education in our Southeast LA region where we provide afterschool and expanded learning programs in Compton, Lynwood and Bellflower. 

In addition to those strikeouts, Bauer has released a limited edition shirt this month for Ks for a Cause, with all proceeds being donated to Think Together. 

You may be wondering, why STEM

Bauer attended UCLA where he studied engineering. He loves data and uses it to improve his performance even now as a professional baseball player. With his knowledge and understanding of the countless applications of STEM, Trevor Bauer understands the importance of STEM education. 

As part of this partnership, Trevor Bauer took the time to sit down and chat with Think Together’s Founder and CEO, Randy Barth to learn more about our organizations and our STEM initiatives like Coding for All. 

You can watch the entire interview here.

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to partner with Trevor Bauer and his Ks for a Cause initiative, thanks to our long-standing relationship with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation,” said Randy Barth, founder, and CEO at Think Together. “Bauer has had an awesome start to the season and we’re cheering for him as he makes such a tremendous impact for kids living in our hometown of Los Angeles.”

Think Together has been a partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation since 2015. Integral to Coding for All, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation supports Think Together’s College Readiness programs with college field trips for middle school students in Los Angeles County and Social-Emotional Learning Programs for middle school students in San Bernardino and Los Angeles.

Together we are all changing the odds for kids!