Jackie Robinson Foundation To Present Robie Awards Monday
Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor MLB Commissioner
Allan “Bud” Selig, Legendary Performing Artist Jessye Norman,
Willis Group Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Plumeri and Unilever CEO Paul Polman
at Annual Awards Dinner
American R&B/Soul Singer, Broadway/Television Actress and American Idol Winner
Fantasia to Perform
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) will present their 2010 Robie Awards at its Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, March 8th at New York’s Waldorf=Astoria Hotel – Media Check-in at 5:30pm. Hosted by legendary entertainer Bill Cosby for nearly three decades, the iconic event pays tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
The Foundation provides generous, four-year college scholarships, graduate school grants and extensive mentoring to academically distinguished minority students with financial need and records of leadership capacity.
The star-studded event promises to be an extraordinary evening as the Foundation honors:
Allan H. “Bud” Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Jessye Norman, Legendary Performing Artist
Joseph J. Plumeri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis Group
Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
Media Contact: Matthew Altman
For Jackie Robinson Foundation