To celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, San Diego Studio has announced a special MLB The Show 2023 charity pack.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Charity Pack was created in partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Players Association, and Major League Baseball. The pack will be available from April 14-April 29 for $5, only on US digital platform stores where MLB The Show is sold. The pack will include 5,000 Stubs, Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) bat skins, a Jackie Robinson Day profile icon, as well as a Jackie Robinson profile banner icon.
San Diego Studio and PlayStation confirmed they will donate 100% of the proceeds from this pack, after store platform fee deductions are applied, to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The donations will support the JRF/PlayStation-MLB The Show Scholars Program to help reduce the achievement gap in higher education for students from underrepresented groups.
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball during the modern era, playing a pivotal role in societal change, and was a champion of racial equality and social justice. “As has been tradition each season since 2004, MLB will celebrate the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic MLB debut as he broke baseball’s color barrier throughout the league on April 15, 1947,” said product development communications and brand strategist, Ramone Russell, in a PlayStation Blog post.
San Diego Studio added that MLB The Show 23 players can play Jackie Robinson’s Storyline, which showcases Robinson’s career that started with the Kansas City Monarchs. After completing Jackie’s Storyline, players will unlock his Sanford Green Card. The developer said that it will also be supercharging the Sanford Greene Jackie Robinson card to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day.
MLB The Show 2023 launched last month on March 24 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It’s also available on Xbox Game Pass.
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