Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Father of Jackie Robinson West Star Is Grand Marshall of 4th AnnualMillion Father March Parade

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Frank Jackson, Father of Jackie Robinson West Star, Jaheim Benton, Is Grand Marshall for Million Father March Parade
Even while homeless, Mr. Jackson, a star among fathers, supported his family and provided guidance and encouragement for his son
Frank Jackson with son, Jaheim Benton (photo credit - Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media)
Million Father March Parade
Saturday, August 30, 2014
44th to 51st and Cottage Grove
Chicago, Illinois
Line Up Time: 10:00 am and Step-off Time: 11:00am
Who: Frank Jackson, father of Jackie Robinson West Star, Jaheim Benton. Mr. Jackson will serve as the Grand Marshall of the 4th Annual Million Father March Parade. Some of the parade participants include The Golden Knights Drill Team, The Misfit Warriors Motor Sport Clubs, Boy Scouts of America, Miss Black Illinois 2014, The Kankakee Glamour Girls/Bikers, The World of Soul Motorcyclist Association, Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Association, The Answer, INC., Prologue Schools, Ransom Transportation and Midway Dodge).
What: The Black Star Project's 4th Annual Million Father March Parade celebrates the role of fathers in the educational and social developmental lives of their children. The community
is encouraged to attend the parade, cheer for this father/hero and share resources with the family to help support them at this difficult time.
Why: Recently, the federally-funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, released a report saying that Black fathers were as involved or more involved with their children as fathers of other races. Mr. Frank Jackson is the best representation of this fact. Even while being without a permanent residence, Mr. Jackson has fought and struggle to provide for his family, to support his children and to keep his family together during a time of immense pressure on his family. His heroic actions are a model for all of America and the world!
Where: 4400 South Cottage Grove to 5100 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois
When: Saturday, August 30, 2014
10:00am Line-Up and 11:00am Step-Off

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