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Little League® International Recognizes Jackie Robinson Foundation

Jackie Robinson Museum Presentation

In appreciation for making the trip to Williamsport this summer for the unveiling of the final statue in the “Bases Loaded” project, Little League® International and its Board of Directors have made a financial donation to Rachel Robinson and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. In addition to the contribution, Little League officials joined Jason Fink, President/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, in presenting the Foundation with a replica of the statue of Jackie Robinson, Cy Young, and President George W. Bush that was unveiled in Williamsport in August.

The special presentation was made during a visit to the newly opened Jackie Robinson Museum as part of the annual fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, which was hosted by Major League Baseball at their offices in New York City on November 10-11, 2022.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, our staff at Little League International and the millions of volunteers and players around the world, we’d like to thank Rachel Robinson for her support of our program and for her commitment to the youth across the nation. It was an honor to have her in the birthplace of Little League this August, and we are pleased to be able to now visit the Jackie Robinson Museum to make this special recognition,” said Hugh E. Tanner, Departing Little League International Board of Directors Chairman. “For decades, Jackie Robinson’s legacy has helped inspire future generations of Little Leaguers on and off the field, and we are proud to support this foundation as it continues to provide children with opportunities and resources to make a better future for us all.”

The unveiling the final statue in the “Bases Loaded” project, which included a statue of Jackie Robinson, along with Cy Young and President George W. Bush, took place on Sunday, August 21, in downtown Williamsport as part of a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series. Joining Mrs. Robinson at the ceremony was President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush, Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr., and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

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