Horizon Outreach was onsite at Minute Maid Park for the MLB Civil Rights Game on Friday May 30th. Horizon Eagle Program Father’s and their children had an opportunity to enjoy the game with their family. The Civil Rights Game is an annual Major League Baseball game that pays tribute to the history of civil rights in the United States. This event allowed father’s to spend quality time with their families. The Houston Astros were chosen to host the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park for this year’s annual game. On game day, the teams wore Negro League uniforms. The Astros were decked out in “Houston Eagles” uniforms. The Eagles played for two years (1949-1950) and was the only team from Texas in Negro Leagues history. The Orioles wore uniforms of the “Baltimore Elite Giants,” a team that played from 1938-1950.
Prior to the game, the Annual MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon and the Baseball & Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion were held. This year’s Luncheon Honorees included, bestselling author and poet Maya Angelou, founder of Motown and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Berry Gordy and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown.