Following calls to action from athletes across the country, The Players Alliance will honor Jackie Robinson day by donating their game salaries.
What a way to commemorate the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.
The Players Alliance is an organization of 124 Black current and former MLB players “focused on building equitable systems in order to change the trajectory of diversity throughout baseball.” The organization sponsors several programs to serve the Black community, including baseball mentorship, donating gear and promoting Negro Leagues Appreciation Day.
“Saying something without doing something is not enough,” the organization’s website says. “Together, we are sharing our voices on social media with specific call-to-actions, as we work together to keep the momentum towards change going.”
Over 75 MLB players to donate game salaries from Jackie Robinson Day originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago