Everyone at Sunset Ridge Elementary knows Cecilia Harty is a good artist, now Colorado Rockies Baseball fans know it too. Even better, she’s an artist with a message.
Cecilia was named a winner in this year’s “Breaking Barriers” art contest sponsored by the Colorado Rockies in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.
Cecilia’s art work shows a blending of colors depicted by melting Crayola colors.
The Rockies selected her work as one of the best in the metro area and honored her and other students at the Rockies game on April 20th. She received VIP seats and was honored at Coors Field before the start of the game.
On April 15, 1947 Robinson broke the color barrier and every April, Major League Baseball honors his memory. In 2004, Commissioner Bud Selig proclaimed that April 15 would always be known as Jackie Robinson Day.
According to the Rockies, “Our goal is to celebrate this moment by bringing more exposure to the life, values and accomplishments of not only Jackie Robinson but other African-American leaders who have inspired us to break any barrier and succeed.”