The success of the Atlanta Braves in the 90’s caused everyone to go crazy over baseball. Do you remember when people were driving around with Tomahawks on their cars. Youth baseball parks were filled with kids. It seemed like everyone was wearing Braves hats and t-shirts in Atlanta. I remember the pride that I felt as an Atlantan when Maddux, Smoltz and Glavine were shutting the opposing teams down.
I believe that if the Braves can go another championship run, baseball participation in the inner city of Atlanta will increase by the thousands.
The Atlanta Braves continue to be a strong supporter of L.E.A.D.’s mission to provide inner city Atlanta at-risk males with access to higher education and civic engagement through baseball. L.E.A.D. has proven that when using baseball as the vehicle, high school graduation rates will increase. Check out L.E.A.D. Impact Stats.
With only a few weeks in the Major League Baseball season, continue to cheer for the Braves. Their success will improve education in the inner city of Atlanta. Go Braves!
L.E.A.D. Today…Change Tomorrow!
|Turner Field on a beautiful night in Atlanta|