Raffle for a chance to win “42” jerseys hand signed by members of the 2015 Cardinals Team, including newest member Jason Heyward
Efforts support students of color in pursuit of a college education and children throughout Missouri and Illinois
Tickets may be purchased at On the Run locations in the St. Louis area
Winners will receive jerseys in a special pre-game ceremony before the game on May 29, 2015
ST LOUIS, MO (April 2, 2015) The St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run, and Anheuser-Busch will host a raffle for the eighth consecutive year to raise money for the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) and Cardinals Care in celebration of Jackie Robinson Day. For more than a decade, the nation has paused every April 15 in commemoration of the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier. In tribute to this monumental moment in baseball and civil rights’ history, Major League Baseball players and coaching staff across the country will wear the legend’s iconic uniform number “42” in solidarity.
Jerseys worn by Cardinals players on April 15, including newest member Jason Heyward, will be hand signed and raffled to fans who can purchase tickets at On the Run locations throughout the St. Louis area. To find a location near you, visit www.OntheRunSTL.com. Along with the exclusive autographed jersey, winners will also receive two tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers game on May 29, 2015. Jersey winners will receive their prize as part of a special on field pre-game ceremony.
Over the past seven seasons, the Jackie Robinson Day Jersey raffle has raised more than $400,000 to benefit the JRF’s local Scholars and Cardinals Care. JRF currently supports five Scholars from St. Louis, in addition to others from the surrounding area.
About the Jackie Robinson Foundation
Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson to perpetuate the memory of her husband, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a public, non-profit organization, administers one of the nation’s premier education and leadership development programs for minority students. In addition to financial assistance, JRF offers a comprehensive set of support services including year-round mentoring, job placement, career guidance, leadership training and practical life skills. JRF’s celebrated four-year program results in a nearly 100% graduation rate, more than twice the national average for African American college students. The 1,450 JRF alumni are proven leaders in their communities and across a broad range ofprofessional fields — true ambassadors of Jackie Robinson’s legacy. Historically, JRF has provided over $65 million in grants and direct program support to students who have attended over 225 different colleges and universities across the country. The Foundation is engaged currently in building the Jackie Robinson Museum to inspire and to educate visitors of all generations about Jackie Robinson’s courageous achievements both on and off the field.
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About Cardinals Care
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. 2015 marks the 12th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.