Jackie Robinson Day
The youth from the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA were invited on Saturday to attend a very special celebration at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium. Saturday would have been Jackie Robinson’s 90th Birthday and to help celebrate this special day, the staff of the Los Angeles Dodgers went above and beyond to host a spectacular event that all the kids will remember for the rest of their lives.
They were treated to classic Dodger Stadium fair including Dodger dogs, hamburgers, CrackerJacks and more desserts than one child could eat in a lifetime, but we all tried!
At the celebration was former teammate and roommate of Jackie Robinson, Hall of Famer Don Newcombe, Former Dodger great Tommy Davis, and Former Dodger great Sweet Lou Johnson. Hosting the event was Dr. Charles Steinberg of the Los Angeles Dodgers who stressed that no matter who you are or where you come from, if you work hard and dedicate yourselves, you can do anything in the world. Here at the Urban Youth Academy, we live by that idea everyday and strive to give the youth here the confidence to go out there and pursue their dreams.
Now, please enjoy some snapshots of the day’s events.