Roberto Clemente Award 2012: Alex Gordon among numerous nominees for charitable honor

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The charitable works of Kansas City's Alex Gordon have landed him a spot on the nominees list for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, in recognition of his various charitable efforts, is a nominee for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award.

Gordon was selected due partly to his ongoing work with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which strives to aid in helping find a cure for childhood cancer. In addition to that, Gordon has hosted events aimed towards raising breast cancer awareness and money for the American Cancer Society through events like The Playing for Pink Casino Night event in November 2011, which he hosted with his wife, Jamie.

Along with his own charity drives and organizations, Gordon has also supported teammate's work, such as a food donation program run by Royals designated hitter Billy Butler and a yearly fundraiser held by pitcher Luke Hochevar.

In 2012, Gordon hit .294 with 14 home runs and 72 RBI in 161 games played for the Royals.

A complete list of the nominees and their off-the-field contributions to their respective communities can be viewed here. Voting for the award ends Oct. 14.

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