Screening & Benefit for League 42

Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier 75 years ago, on April 15, 1947. Wichita’s League 42, named in honor of one of baseball’s greatest players and pioneers, is celebrating this anniversary in part with a showing of the movie 42 starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) President, Bob Kendrick, will make an appearance at the event.

The League 42 VIP Experience includes a session with Bob Kendrick, the president of the NLBM in Kansas City and one of the nation’s foremost experts on Negro Leagues Baseball, which is where Jackie Robinson got his start with the Kansas City Monarchs. The reception starts at 5:15pm, followed by Bob Kendrick’s presentation and Q&A from 5:30 until 6:15. Food will be provided with the bar will be open for purchases. VIP packages available for $125 per person, limited to 125 attendees. Admission to the screening is included in the VIP experience price.

Proceeds from both the screening and the VIP experience benefit League 42.

Ticket Prices

Price Location/Details
$10 General Admission
$125 League 42 VIP Experience

Doors Open

VIP Experience Doors at 5:15pm
General Public Doors at 6:15pm

About League 42

League 42 is a youth non-profit baseball league offering affordable prices to play the game. They’ll serve nearly 600 children, ages 5-14, this year at their home base, McAdams Park. League 42 is in the midst of a Kids First Capital Campaign with a $6 million goal and currently at about 60 percent of that goal. The Leslie Rudd Learning Center for after-school tutoring inside the Spirt Aero Systems Computer Lab will open this summer. The 10,500 square-foot building will also house League 42 offices and an 8,000 square-foot Cargill Skills Development Center to be used for baseball training and community events.

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About Bob Kendrick

Bob Kendrick is president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, Mo. The NLBM is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America. The privately funded, 501 c3, not-for-profit organization was established in 1990 and is in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri’s Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The NLBM operates two blocks from the Paseo YMCA where Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920.

Bob Kendrick was named President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in March 2011. Founded in 1990, the NLBM is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its profound impact on the social advancement of America.

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