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The Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend will be held at Turner Field Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. To celebrate our city's rich diversity, the Braves are hosting a weekend of events to honor baseball's role in affecting social change.
The Heritage Weekend is brought to you by Delta Air Lines, Bank of America, State Farm, and Grady Hospital.
Bid for your chance to receive game worn and autographed Heritage Weekend jerseys! All jerseys will be authenticated and all Braves jerseys will be autographed. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
On Wednesday, April 23 the Braves will hold a Heritage Youth Day Celebration presented by Bank of America. Doug Shipman of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Ron Gant, former Atlanta Brave, will participate in a presentation to youth on the impact sports had on the civil rights movement
On Friday, May 2, the Braves and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights will hold the Delta Air Lines Champions of Justice Luncheon brought to you by State Farm. The 2014 panelist and awardees include: Joe Barry Carroll, retired NBA All Star; Jackie Joyner Kersee, track and field Olympic legend and gold medalist; Edwin Moses, former track and field Olympic legend and gold medalist; and Reverend C.T. Vivian, civil rights legend and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following lunch, the awardees will participate in a panel discussion on the role of outstanding individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to overcoming industry obstacles and inspiring future generations. The panel will be moderated by Doug Shipman, CEO of The Center. Before Friday nights game, all four Hank Aaron Champion of Justice Award winners will take part in a pregame on-field ceremony.
On Saturday, May 3 the Braves will host a youth clinic on the field in the morning brought to you by Bank of America. Later that evening the Atlanta Braves will honor former Negro League players pre-game. For the Heritage Game the teams will don Atlanta Black Crackers uniform while their opponents will wear the San Francisco Sea Lions uniforms to honor the Negro League.