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Delaware North donates $10,000 to Jackie Robinson Foundation

Delaware North is proud to announce the company has donated $10,000 to the Jackie
Robinson Foundation (JRF) in New York City.

The JRF was founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson to perpetuate the memory of her husband to address the achievement gap in higher education. The foundation provides generous, four-year grants and comprehensive support services to highly motivated students of color with strong capabilities but limited resources. It is one of the nation’s premier scholarship and leadership development programs for minority college students.

Aside from financial support, scholarship recipients benefit from a comprehensive, four-year program that includes career guidance, internship and permanent job placement, travel abroad, and leadership and practical life skills training.

With the opening in 2022 of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City, JRF will inspire and challenge the general public around the ideals embodied in the legacy of its namesake.

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, becoming its first Black player when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Throughout his decade-long Hall of Fame career, Robinson distinguished himself as one of the game’s most talented and exciting players, recording an impressive .311 career batting average. He was also heralded for the dignity he demonstrated both on and off the field in the face of racism, and he and his wife, Rachel, became vocal civil rights activists.

Delaware North’s donation is inspired by Robinson, who demonstrated the transformative power of inclusion.