Students from baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s local alma maters were treated to a free screening Tuesday morning of the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, the Pasadena Unified School District announced.
Dodger alumnus “Sweet” Lou Johnson was on hand to speak to the students prior to the screening.
Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers will host two additional private screenings of the movie “42” for South LA and Riverside youth. Details will be announced prior to each event. The students have access to the movie free of charge and can share their experience online via Iam42.com.
The Los Angeles Dodger Foundation is the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers whose primary focus is to support key cornerstone programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy, and health and wellness benefitting children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Leveraging strategic partnerships, the foundation’s goal is to harness the power of the Dodgers’ brand and the passion Dodger fans have for Los Angeles into a vehicle for positive change in under-served communities.
Have you seen 42? If so, what do you think of it?