Raffle for player signed “42” jerseys to support the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship and Mentoring Program and Cardinals Care
The winners of the raffle will receive jerseys in a special pre-game ceremony before the Cardinals July 24th, 2012 game.
July 19, 2012—On April 15, 2012, the nation paused to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier. In tribute to this monumental moment in baseball and civil rights’ history, all Major League Baseball players and coaching staff wore Jackie Robinson’s number, “42.”
For the fifth consecutive year, On the Run at Mobil, Nestle Waters and Anheuser- Busch teamed up to raise money for the Jackie Robinson Foundation and The St. Louis Cardinals’ Cardinals Care. Jerseys worn and autographed by Cardinals players on April 15th were raffled through this promotion at On the Run at Mobil stores in the area throughout the month of June, raising $45,000 for the two organizations.
The winners of the raffle, will be presented the jerseys prior to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers game on July 24th.
Over the past five seasons, the Jackie Robinson Day Jersey raffle has raised over $250,000 to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation local scholars’ college education efforts and Cardinals Care.
The raffle program was made possible by a partnership between Wallis Companies Inc., the Regional Franchise Developer for On the Run at Mobil, the St. Louis Cardinals, Nestle Waters Anheuser-Busch and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
About the Jackie Robinson Foundation:
Established in 1973, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is the nation’s premier education and leadership development program. In addition to financial assistance, the Foundation equips its scholarship recipients with a comprehensive set of support services including mentoring, career guidance and practical life skills, resulting in a nearly 100% graduation rate, more than twice the national average for minority students. The over 1,400 JRF alumni are both leaders in their professional fields and consummate ambassadors of Jackie Robinson’s legacy of community service. Last academic year (2011-12), JRF provided more than $3 million in scholarship assistance and program support to 208 students across the country.
For more information about the Jackie Robinson Foundation, please visit www.jackierobinson.org.