The memory of Roberto Clemente, the super star baseball player from Carolina, Puerto Rico and great humanitarian is alive and well in the memory of countless of Bronx residents and students. Latino Sports and The Retire 21 Campaign are commemorating the “Great One” in its 12th Annual 21 Days of Clemente.
This event has become an annual pilgrimage for collectors and followers of Clemente who come to any of the three weekly seminars held every Monday and it has also become a welcome event for hundreds of students who participate in the arts, essay aspect of the event.
Every student from Kinder to 12 year of High School that submits any drawing, picture, poem, or composition on Roberto Clemente is eligible to receive baseball tickets from the NY Mets and the NY Yankees as well as other surprises. They also get recognition for their participation by having their work exhibited for 21 days for the world to see.
This year’s exhibit has been set up at the Applebee’s window display located at the Bronx Terminal Market on 610 Exterior Street. Their works are on display with an entire exhibition of many Roberto Clemente items such as rare one of a kind painting’s, collectibles, books and apparel from the Retire 21 Campaign. Ms. Alba Sanjurjo worked on the window decorations with Mr. Julio Pabón.
“We encourage the parents and guardians during this Christmas season to bring their children to see this free exhibit that has attracted much attention to many of the Mall Shoppers and encourage them to learn more about a man who believed that our time in this planet was to help others and died on such a mission,” stated Julio Pabón, President of Latino Sports & National Chair of the Retire 21 Campaign.