Major League Baseball annually recognizes April 15 as the most significant moment in league history - the day Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. MLB sets this day aside in an effort to highlight the life, values and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson. All players throughout the league wear #42 on this day every year.
Leading up to Jackie Robinson Day, Reds coach Delino DeShields and former Red Matt Kemp visited Aiken High School to speak with student athletes about the impact Jackie had on their careers. On April 23, the Reds celebrated Jackie Robinson Day with a ceremony honoring the Reds' Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner, Jones Construction Inc. Jones Construction is a diverse owned business that has worked with the Reds Community Fund over the past few years.