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Breaking Barriers

"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 four tickets to a select Rockies game between Saturday, April 25 and Wednesday, May 13, depending on availability and at the discretion of the Rockies. We will need the total number of student participants by March 16. Out of all of the entries submitted within your school, you will select your school’s top three, which you will send to us by March 20 to compete with other top entries from other participating schools. _Prizes include VIP tickets for the artists’ families to the April 25 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 Abby Sanders at 303-292-0200