Friday, September 23, 2016
By: Tom Gitaa
David Robinson, son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson will be the grand marshall at Books for Africaâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Book March taking place tomorrow (Saturday, September 24) starting at 10:30am.
Robinson, who moved to Tanzania 33 years ago and continues to live there, is in the Twin Cities to raise awareness and funds for Books for Africa. He threw the first pitch at yesterdayâ€™s Twins vs. Detroit game at Target Field.
The 3-mile walk starts at Matthews Park in Minneapolis (2318 29th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406) and ends at the Books for Africa warehouse in St. Paul (635 Prior Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104).
A warehouse party will follow the conclusion of the walk featuring the band Ipso Facto and free food provided by Afro Deli and Kalahari Foods.
Rain Plan: The walk will be rescheduled if it is is raining at 10:15am.
Your cars: Books for Africa will provide free transfer service from the warehouse to Matthews Park between 12:30 and 2:00 pm.
Here is the schedule for the walk and warehouse party:
10:00-10:25 am: Gather for the March in front of the Matthews Park building. Each child will be able to choose a book and inscribe a message to an African child
10:30 am: Book March leaves Matthews Park
12 pm-2pm: Lunch at the BFA St. Paul Warehouse
2pm-4pm: Live Music by Ipso Facto and the Books For Africa Warehouse Band
635 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104