Breaking Barriers MLB/Scholastic, Inc. Inspired by Jackie Robinson
The Colorado Rockies have supported the "Breaking Barriers - It's a Complete Game" since 1997. This is a school curriculum designed by Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend, Jackie Robinson. Inspired by the life and characteristics of her father, who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. Sharon's nine one-inning lessons talk about positive values, heroes and teamwork, as well as fun and interesting baseball facts. Each year, the participating schools have students write essays about the values set in the program. The top three essays in Denver receive prizes for the winners and their classes.