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Breaking Barriers

Jackie Robinson

"Rockies Honor Robinson" Youth Artistic Contest

One of the most significant moments in Major League Baseball history was when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. In 2004, Commissioner Selig proclaimed that April 15 would always be known as Jackie Robinson Day. Our goal is to celebrate this moment by bringing more exposure to the life, values and accomplishments of not only Jackie Robinson but other African-American leaders who have inspired us to break any barrier and succeed. So in celebration of Jackie Robinson and Black History Month, we held a "Rockies Honor Robinson" Youth Artistic Contest.

How the Contest Works

The contest theme is "Breaking Barriers" and elementary, middle school and high school students are invited to submit an art form that best depicts what breaking barriers means to them. Your students can focus their entry on an individual or something they have experienced in their personal lives that applies to the theme of breaking barriers.

Each student at your school who submits an entry will receive 4 tickets to a Rockies game on Monday, April 20, Tuesday, April 21, Wednesday, April 22, Monday, May 4, or Tuesday, May 5, depending on availability and at the discretion of the Rockies. Out of all of the entries submitted within your school, teachers will select the top three, which you will send to us by March 20 to compete with other top entries from other participating schools for prizes that include VIP tickets for the students' families to the April 20 game and participation in a pregame onfield ceremony!

This is a great opportunity for the students to learn about inspirational African-American leaders.

If you have any questions, please call Erin Shneider at 303-292-0200