In honor of Roberto Clemente's legacy and life devoted to humanitarian efforts, we will be raising funds for the crisis in Yemen! 1 Ticket = 1 Entry for a chance to win a 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente baseball card (pictured below)!
For more information on the crisis in Yemen, visit: https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/yemen-crisis
"Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world nad you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth." -Roberto Clemente.
Roberto Clemente was one of the greatest athletes and humanitarians from the island of Puerto Rico. He was the first Latin American and Caribbean baseball player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, he faced many obstacles, especially racism. Although Jackie Robinson opened the door for many Black and Latinx/Hispanic baseball players when he broke the MLB's "color barrier" in 1947, Clemente made his debut in the MLB only 8yrs after that, in 1955. Racism was still very prevalent, and members of the MLB were weary to allow him to play, concerned that "too many minorities" in the sport would upset white fans and players. He also experienced segregation during travel games, as Jim Crow Laws forced him to be separated from his teammates. Clemente spent most of his off-season time doing charity work, especially for children in poverty. In December of 1972, an earthquake devastated Nicaragua and Clemente sent a shipment of supplies to the country. After finding out that the supplies never made it, he decided to send another shipment but this time, he would be on the plane. That plane would then end up crashing into the ocean immediately after takeoff, and Clemente's body would never be found. His family then founded the Roberto Clemente Foundation, in order to keep his legacy alive and continue his work in humanitarian efforts.