Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim will discuss the connections their cities have to Jackie Robinson’s story
Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, April 14, at 1:00 pm ET, to mark the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first Black player in Major League Baseball, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a webinar, “Jackie Robinson and Cities: His Life and Legacy Through a Mayoral Lens.” The speakers will discuss Robinson’s life, his connections to their cities and the future of baseball. The webinar will feature three mayors from cities connected to Robinson’s life: Kansas City (MO) Mayor Quinton Lucas, Fontana (CA) Mayor Acquanetta Warren, and Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Joe Ganim. It will also include Kostya Kennedy, author of True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson, and Tony Reagins, Chief Baseball Development Officer, Major League Baseball.
On Friday, April 15, 2022, Jackie Robinson Day, hundreds of mayors across the country will join in “tipping their caps” to Robinson. Photos of mayors participating in the nationwide event will be shared on social media.
- Kansas City (MO) Quinton Lucas
- Fontana (CA) Mayor Acquanetta Warren
- Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Joe Ganim
- Kostya Kennedy, author, True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson
- Tony Reagins, Chief Baseball Development Officer, Major League Baseball
The webinar will be held on Zoom. Please RSVP to Sara Durr at email@example.com.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Please RSVP to Sara Durr, firstname.lastname@example.org