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Detroit Tigers host 19th annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest

1962: Jackie Robinson becomes the first black man elected to Baseball Hall of Fame. (Library of Congress)

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers are hosting their annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest. Middle and high school students from the Metro Detroit area may enter the contest by submitting an original work of art, an essay or a poem in honor of Robinson.

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Contest winners will receive complimentary game tickets and will be honored during a special on-field, pre-game ceremony before the Tigers game on Monday, April 20, 2015 as we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day at Comerica Park.

The deadline to submit your work is Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 5 p.m. An official entry form must accompany each submission.

Items may be mailed or delivered to:

Detroit Tigers, Inc.
Attn: Sam Abrams
2100 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

For more information, including the official entry form, visit tigers.com/education or call Sam Abrams at 313-471-2363.