NAACP prepares for Jackie Robinson Day at Hammons Field

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The Springfield Chapter of the NAACP continues to prepare for its fundraiser on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. The chapter, along with the Springfield Cardinals will be hosting Jackie Robinson Day at Hammons Field.

The goal of the event is to bring inclusion and diversity into Springfield, through fun and history. To better help with the agenda, the NAACP and The Springfield Cardinals will be honoring Jackie Robinson's 1947 historical integration of Major League Baseball. Springfield NAACP chapter president, Toni Robinson said this is an inexpensive family fun event that's sure to bring fun and history to the plate.

"This is not an event just for the black community;" explained Robinson. "This is an event for all people to come to celebrate the integration that Jackie Robinson led us to that we can still celebrate today."

Jackie Robinson Day at Hammons Field information:
Springfield Cardinals will play the Frisco Roughriders to commemorate Jackie Robinson's historical integration of Major League Baseball.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 6:30p.m.
Tickets are still available for $12 at Big Momma's Coffee and Espresso Bar. You can purchase tickets the day of the game, at the Springfield NAACP table.

Everyone planning to attend the game is encouraged to wear the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson's legacy that he helped pave for civil rights.