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Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Claire Smith, Pioneering Sports Journalist, at the Foundation’s Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner

3/1/2017, noon | Updated on 3/1/2017, noon

Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Claire Smith, Pioneering Sports Journalist, at the Foundation’s Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner

NEW YORK - The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) announced that it will honor Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky, with the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award and pioneering sports journalist, Claire Smith, with the ROBIE Pioneer Award on Monday, March 6, 2017

at its annual ROBIE Awards Dinner in New York City. Both honorees will be recognized for promoting the humanitarian ideals embodied in the life of Jackie Robinson. The Awards Dinner is the culmination of the Foundation’s annual Mentoring & Leadership Conference, a keystone of its celebrated college scholarship program. For 44 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has administered a unique scholarship program that provides generous four-year grants accompanied by comprehensive support services, resulting in its “JRF Scholars” achieving a consistent, nearly 100% college graduation rate.

This year, the ROBIE Awards Dinner will raise funds to support the Foundation’s scholarship program as well as the Jackie Robinson Museum.