During Week 5 of the MLB World Series, Capital One presented a $250,000 check to the Jackie Robinson Foundation as the culmination of its year-long Capital One Walk-Off campaign, where they gave the Foundation $1,000 for every walk-off hit during the season (minimum guarantee of $250K).
Judge Velva Moses-Thompson of Phoenix, Arizona is an alum of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and received the check on behalf of the Foundation. It is the second year of the program, and between the Walk-Off campaign and other grants, they have given the Foundation $850,000 to date – with a renewal for 2024 currently underway. As part of the program, Capital One cardholders receive a $3 discount off tickets to the Jackie Robinson Museum.
Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) grants scholarships of up to $35,000 over four years to talented college students with financial need to ensure their success and develop their leadership potential. JRF provides hands-on mentoring support, access to internship and full-time jobs, and graduate-level fellowship grants. JRF has provided $117 million in financial scholarships and programmatic services over the past 50 years.