The Toronto Blue Jays have nominated centerfielder Kevin Pillar for Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award.
Pillar grew up in West Hills and is a 2007 graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory High School, where he played on the school's baseball and basketball squads, earning first-team all-league honors in both sports. His many friends in the community include rookie third-baseman Ryon Healy of the Oakland Athletics.
The Roberto Clemente Award recognizes the MLB player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.”
Pillar and his wife, Amanda are active with charitable organizations in Toronto. In addition, Pillar has set-up an MLB Action Team at Chaminade, which will help high school students to “plan and organize volunteer events in and around their schools.”
Chaminade President Rob Webb commented: " Many alumni say they continue to seek out service opportunities well after they leave Chaminade because helping others continues to profoundly touch their lives.”