This Father's Day Remember Jackie Robinson
Inspiring creativity and activism through sports is a core principle of The Abstract Athlete’s mission. Through our “My Art My Cause” initiative, every piece of artwork we sell benefits a charity of the artists choosing. Sports are an increasingly foundational cornerstone of societal progress — a stage on which some of our most meaningful discussions are brought to the forefront.
This Father’s Day, you can help the Dad in your life display his appreciation for the roots of athletic activism. Our featured piece ‘Color Line’ was painted by former Dodgers pitcher, and father, Brett Tomko. The term color line originally referred to the racial segregation that plagued the United States following the abolition of slavery. Tomko’s piece depicts the iconic Jackie Robinson, who broke the MLB color line on April 15, 1947. Robinson started for the Dodgers at first base that year and won MLB’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award.
Available in blue and black, our T-shirts display Tomko’s ode to Jackie and are perfect gameday apparel. For just $25.00 plus shipping, you can tell Dad you appreciate and understand the nuances of his love for sports. Purchase a pair to augment a father-daughter trip to the ballpark, or a father-son outing to honor Jackie and what he stood for through Tomko’s work. A portion of the proceeds from T-shirt sales will go to The Vernon Davis Foundation For The Arts.
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