The foundation created to honor the legacy of the man who broke baseball’s color line has managed to make a name for itself. For more than 35 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has been providing not just four-year college scholarships, but also leadership training for minority youths, perpetuating the memory of the pioneer and his achievements.
On Monday, March 16, the Jackie Robinson Foundation will hold its 2009 Annual Awards Dinner. Honored for their humanitarianism, this year’s award recipients include Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts, world renowned physician, educator and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins University, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Sr. and actor Robert Redford. The event will take place at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel and will be MC’d by comedian Bill Cosby. Proceeds will go toward the foundation’s endowment and scholarship funds.
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