The 3rd Annual Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend will take place at Turner Field on June 19 - 20 as the Braves take on the New York Mets. Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend is presented by The National Center For Civil and Human Rights, Delta Air Lines, Grady Hospital and Bank of America. Heritage Weekend celebrates Atlanta's strong and rich history in the Civil Rights Movement, and highlights the impact baseball's had in changing society.
Bid for your chance to receive game worn and autographed Heritage Weekend jerseys worn by your favorite Atlanta Braves players. All jerseys will be authenticated and autographed by Braves players participating in the June 20 game versus the New York Mets. The auction begins on Monday, June 22 - Sunday, July 5. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
On Wednesday, April 15 the Braves will host the Civil and Human Rights Education Day. Doug Shipman of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton, and Brave Alumni Brian Jordan will participate in a presentation to middle and high school students on the impact sports had on the Civil Rights Movement. For more information, call 404.577.9100.
On Friday, June 19, the Braves and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights will host the Champions for Justice Roundtable Discussion. Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award will be presented to individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to overcoming obstacles and inspiring future generations. The honoree will participate in a panel discussion on the role of athletes in challenging discrimination and societal barriers. The panel will be moderated by Doug Shipman, CEO of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Prior to Friday night's game, the Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award winners will be honored during a pregame on-field ceremony.
On Saturday, June 20 the Braves will host the Heritage Weekend Fantasy Camp. Braves Alumni will host high school baseball players for a three hour instructional clinic focus on hitting, pitching and fielding. Braves Alumni will also participate in a Q & A panel and share their experience in the Major Leagues.
Prior to the Braves vs Mets game later that evening, the Braves will honor former Negro League players and will close out weekend celebration with a post-game concert featuring Boys II Men presented by Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines.
Stay with us after the Braves take on the Mets to enjoy a free post game concert at Turner Field! Multi-Platinum group Boyz II Men will take the stage immediately following the end of the game!