Walmart partners with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures “42”, Scotts, the Ball Park brand and the Jerry Clark Foundation to host “Walmart’s ’42’ Field Refurbishment Program” as a continued commitment to be involved in the African American community beyond Black History Month.
In anticipation of the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “42”, the story of the legendary Jackie Robinson, Walmart selected ballparks in need of refurbishment located in Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Bentonville, Ark.
Each park will receive a much needed make over aimed at encouraging young players and beautifying the community.
“We believe it’s our responsibility, in partnership with our associates, to identify the challenges in each community where we operate and be a part of the solution,” said Tony Waller, Walmart’s senior director of corporate affairs.” At Walmart, we are proud to do our part to help share the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers and at the same time help to restore communities across the nation.”
Scotts, Official Lawn Care Company of Major League Baseball, has refurbished numerous fields across the nation, and now with Walmart, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “42,” selected community diamonds will receive the “Ultimate Home Field Advantage” to celebrate the upcoming national “Jackie Robinson Day” on April 15th. The events will provide kids in the community the opportunity to participate in a baseball clinic, interact with local MLB players, and key community leaders, and enjoy Ball Park hot dogs.