This year, the Jackie Robinson West baseball team made little league history. The team of young players grabbed our attention as the first Chicago team to reach the Little League World series in 30 years. Although they took home the second place trophy from the series this year, they were proudly named U.S. Little League Champs and continue to spread their love for the game around the country.
In order to honor their hard work, Ford Motor Company will be donating $10,000 a year towards a four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarship that will be awarded to a member of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team beginning in the summer of 2015.
“Ford Motor Company Fund salutes the tremendous impact these youngsters and the Jackie Robinson West league have had on Chicago and across the nation,” explains group vice president of Government and Community Relations at Ford Motor Company, Ziad Ojakli. “Supporting education has been a cornerstone of Ford since the company was founded more than 100 years ago. We’re proud to build on that legacy and our long manufacturing presence in Chicago by assisting a student who best exemplifies the ideals Jackie Robinson represented.”
Shults Ford of Harmarville is proud to be a part of the Ford Motor Company family, honoring those who truly deserve it. Keep in touch with us for the latest Ford funding news and stories!