Pasadena City College Throws Party Celebrating Honoring 100th Birthday of Jackie Robinson

Pasadena City College hosted a celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Jackie Robinson on Thursday, January 31, 2019.Pasadena City College President Erika Endrijonas, left, Dr. Anthony R. Fellow PCC Board of Trustees and Mrs. Delano Robinson.Pasadena City College\'s commemorative Jackie Robinson 100 softball and baseball cap.Pasadena City College\'s women softball team wear the commemorative Jackie Robinson 100 cap.Cup cakes spell out 100 for Jackie Robinson\'s celebration honoring his 100th birthday.Mrs.Delano Robinson from the Jackie Robinson family and Dominick Correy a field representative for Senator Anthony J. Portantino.Mrs.Delano Robinson from the Jackie Robinson family sits during the celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Jackie Robinson.Pasadena City College hosted a celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Jackie Robinson on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

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5:22 am | February 2, 2019


Pasadena City College on Thursday hosted a campus celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Jackie Robinson, who has stood as a civil rights icon since he broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 as the first African American to play in the major leagues.

Jackie Robinson played baseball, basketball, football, and ran track at PCC, which was Pasadena Junior College at the time. He also led his teams to titles at the conference or state level in every sport he played as a PJC student.

Due to rain early Thursday, the celebration was moved from the PCC Court of Champions to the GM Building lobby, but still featured 100th birthday cupcakes and refreshments, as well as the unveiling of a custom-designed patch that PCC’s baseball and softball teams will be wearing on their uniforms throughout the 2019 season.

This was one of first public ceremonies led by PCC’s new Superintendent/President Dr. Erika Endrijonas, who gave brief remarks at the program.

Some of the other special guests who were at the celebration included Mrs. Delano Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s sister-in-law; Dr. Anthony R. Fellow of the PCC Board of Trustees, and Dominick Correy, who represented Senator Anthony J. Portantino.

To learn more about Robinson’s collegiate contributions in Pasadena, read his Hall of Fame biography on the Lancer Athletics website, www.pcclancers.com/hof/Jackie_Robinson?view=bio.