Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MLB Funding 30 Jackie Robinson Scholarships in 2016

Jackie Robinson Day is fast approaching Major League Baseball and in just a couple of days everyone will wear the #42 one more time. One last time, well until next year, and right about now is when all the Jackie Robinson related news and stories come out including the press release stating that Major League Baseball would fund 30 Jackie Robinson scholarships this year in honor of Mr. Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in the sport we all love.

Major League Baseball announced the funding of 30 different four-year scholarships, one for each MLB team, as well as a $1 million donation to the project to build a Robinson museum in New York City. MLB has previously given over $15 million to the scholarship program and museum fund that assists 225 students annually. The foundation reports that $21 million has been raised towards the museum’s goal of $24 million for construction.

MLB is making money hand over foot these days but they aren’t scared to give it back and that makes me proud to be a fan of the league. Good job Commissioner Manfred. 

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