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.
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.
Before the Braves play the Mets on Saturday, June 20, Atlanta native Yung Joc will perform a pregame concert in the Plaza. Later that evening, the Braves will honor former Negro League players and will close out weekend celebration with a postgame concert featuring Boyz II Men presented by Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines.