The Atlanta Braves and Delta Air Lines partnered to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson by hosting the 3rd Annual Atlanta Braves Jackie Robinson Invitational. The event educated youth baseball and softball players about the impact of Jackie Robinson's achievements and allowed teams the opportunity to showcase their talent and compete against other teams.
On Saturday, April 12, sixteen teams ages 5-12 years old gathered at the Atlanta Braves Baseball Academy located at the Villages at Carver Family YMCA to celebrate Robinson's legacy during this annual tournament.
An exciting Pitch, Hit & Run Skills Challenge showcased throwing, hitting and running skills of the 5-8 year old participants. Congratulations to the following Winners of the Skills Competition:
Golden Arm Pitching Challenge
Home Run Derby
Fleet Feet Base Running Challenge
The youth baseball and softball players also celebrated the legacy of Jackie Robinson by participating in a "Tribute to 42"art, an essay, and poetry contest. The youth were required to select from a list of characteristics embodied by Robinson, and express those characteristics through art, essay, or poetry. Many creative entries were received for this inaugural contest and it allowed the kids the opportunity to reflect on Robinson's impact in society and in baseball.
Congratulations to the winners of the "Tribute to 42" contest:
For more information on the Atlanta Braves Jackie Robinson Invitational, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.