adidas Employees Build New Baseball & Softball Field at Robinson’s High School Alma Mater PORTLAND, Ore., April 10, 2017 – To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier.
Everyday is Black History. As the world becomes more diverse it seems there are forces looking to split and divide. While this site discusses footwear, when there is an opportunity to go beyond and look at marketing with substances I’m all for it.
This adidas campaign honoring the 70th Anniversary of the color line being broken in the MLB, should be first on Under Armour’s list of things to do, but I digress. This is a dope campaign and the process of building a baseball field and honoring the legacy of 42 is important on several fronts.
Baseball has diminished in the Black community, but it’s not just there. Baseball in the US is becoming a sport where you have to pay to play leaving the game without a diverse level of US athletes. It’s expensive to play travel baseball and the shoe companies aren’t really providing the support needed to build travel baseball programs like they are with basketball.
Any time a footwear company takes a moment to celebrate and assist it’s a good thing. Use the source link to read more and see more pics.
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