It was “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” time on April 15 as 45 Project Access youth and their parents from various Orange County sites attended a baseball clinic coordinated by our favorite local team of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The day held particular significance. Since 2004, Major League Baseball commemorates Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks throughout the league on April 15th – the anniversary of Robinson’s historic MLB debut as he broke baseball’s color barrier.

To this day a role-model and inspiration for kids, Jackie Robinson continues to be remembered for his inspiring and historic career, his courage and strength amid challenges he faced as he broke baseball’s color barrier, his actions as a social advocate and civil rights icon, and his continued impact on sports and society.  

The Halos teamed up with Nike to hold the JR42 Clinic (representing Jackie Robinson’s famed number 42) at the Anaheim Family YMCA Community Complex. Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 got a chance to go outside and enjoy some baseball and softball activities. Needless to say, the event was a “Home Run” for all who participated.