Breaking Barriers winners honored
Essay contest winners participate in Robinson Day
LOS ANGELES -- The three grand prize winners of Major League Baseball's Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life essay contest were whisked off to Dodger Stadium on Sunday to take part in the league's 60th anniversary celebration of Jackie Robinson entering the Major Leagues.The students received an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for Jackie Robinson Day weekend, had a chance to meet Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon Robinson, and participated in a variety of Jackie Robinson Day festivities over the weekend. They included a youth baseball clinic, a Dodger Stadium tour, a trip to Disneyland and introduction on the field prior to Dodgers' game against the San Diego Padres. The winners, fifth grader Drew Johnson of Taylor, Mich., sixth grader Jack Prey of Milford, Mich., and fifth grader Taisha Whitehead of Macon, Ga., were excited to take part in the Jackie Robinson Day celebration on Sunday.
Christie Cowles is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.