When we created this platform, the name "Sports and Social Change" was something that came to us pretty easily. Our entire initiative is to focus on the intersection of sports and the people, programs and events that drive positive social change. However, we realize what doesn't come easy is that change. It takes time, unwavering dedication and often great sacrifice to enact lasting change in society.
And if there's one person who embodied all of that and more - and all that we strive to do here - it is Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson.
Today, January 31st, is his birthday, and we would like to honor his landmark career and his memory.
Thank you Jackie. Your contributions to society far exceeded anything you did on the diamond. And what you did there was pretty special to begin with.
Happy Birthday Jackie Robinson. You are Sports and Social Change.