Omaha Storm Chasers Honor Jackie Robinson

Aside from the weather, it was a great day for baseball Monday at Werner Park.

More than 5,000 kids came in to watch Monday's game on "All About Kids Day."

In the event promoted by the Homerun Foundation of Greater Omaha, organizers wanted to honor Jackie Robinson and teach kids about his importance in history.

Each Storm Chaser wore replica Dodgers uniforms, displaying the number "42."

Scholarships were given in Robinson's name. Robinson's daughter delivered a video message to the crowd, and the park even unveiled a "42" memorial sign, which will permanently honor the player.

Ben Hemmen, the Storm Chaser's Marketing Manager, says, “It's just important to spread the game of baseball, and again, we're trying to just figure out Jackie Robinson's legacy, and let people know just how important Jackie Robinson was to the game.”

WOWT's Jacki Ochoa, named after Jackie Robinson, threw out the first pitch at the game.


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