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PHOENIX, AZ (April 13, 2023) — The Arizona Diamondbacks will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and to honor Robinson’s legacy. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, serving as a powerful catalyst for necessary changes in our sport and our Nation. To learn more about Jackie Robinson, visit mlb.com/42 and JackieRobinson.org. The D-backs’ support of Jackie Robinson Day is highlighted at dbacks.com/Jackie.
Teen Movie Night – Friday, April 14, 2023 – 4 – 7 p.m.
30 participating club members will attend a viewing of the film “42,” with a discussion to follow around the significance of Jackie Robinson, his values and what they mean to them.
Panelists include Edwin Jackson, The Player’s Alliance; Travis Hardin, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and former Minor League baseball player; and Arizona State Representative Marcelino Quiñonez.