Foundation News: The St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run and Anheuser-Busch Raise $46,000 for JRF
The St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run and Anheuser-Busch teamed up for the seventh straight year to support The Jackie Robinson Foundation and Cardinals Care, raising $46,000 for the two foundations. Each year during Jackie Robinson Day, the annual tribute to a pivotal moment in baseball and civil rights’ history, all Major League Baseball players and coaches wear Jackie Robinson’s iconic uniform number, “42.” Once again this year, Cardinals players autographed their game-worn jerseys, which were then raffled off. Proceeds from the raffle benefit local Jackie Robinson Foundation college Scholars and Cardinals Care. Additionally, Anheuser-Busch made a $15,000 donation to benefit Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars.
“We are grateful to the Cardinals, On the Run, and Anheuser-Busch for their generous support of the Jackie Robinson Foundation,” said Della Britton-Baeza, President and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. “It means a lot to us that, for seven years now, funds raised by these partners on Jackie Robinson Day have helped us provide financial assistance, leadership and job training and critical mentorship for minority students in higher education.”
The winners of the raffle were presented the jerseys in a special on-field ceremony prior to a St. Louis Cardinals game. Over the past six seasons, the Jackie Robinson Day Jersey raffle has raised over $400,000.
The raffle program was made possible by a partnership between Wallis Companies, the regional franchise developer for On the Run; the St. Louis Cardinals; Anheuser-Busch; and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.