O's to Honor Jackie Robinson Foundation
The Orioles will honor a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar in a special pre-game ceremony before Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees.
Fana Aragaw, a member of the Extra Innings Graduate Fellowship, will be presented with a #42 jersey by outfielder Adam Jones. Aragaw graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a BS in Biology and is currently at the University of Maryland Dental School, slated to receive her DDS in 2011. Aragaw was one of over 1,300 young men and women who were able to attend college thanks to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Major League Baseball and the Orioles.
The Orioles all wore Robinson’s No. 42 jersey on April 15th, the first day Robinson appeared in a Major League uniform and the day MLB has officially made Jake Robinson Day. Each player’s authenticated game-worn, autographed #42 jersey was auctioned at http://www.orioles.com and the auction raised over $8,600 to benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.