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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

 


 



                      


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Media Contact:          Matthew Altman                                                                                

                                    For Jackie Robinson Foundation      

                                    212.981.5225

                                    matthew_altman@dkcnews.com



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