Life of Hank Aaron Celebrated through HOF Artifacts
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Bringing these artifacts more than 1,000 miles south of Cooperstown to Atlanta, event participants will be able to experience Aaron’s career in full – from his start in the minor leagues to his 715th home run. The Hall of Famer’s philanthropic accomplishments will be celebrated in equal part. His Chasing the Dream Foundation, which was founded in 1994, began with the goal of awarding 755 scholarships to underprivileged students – a tribute to Aaron’s 755 career home runs. But it has since surpassed that number, providing more than 1,000 students with financial assistance.
Alex Coffey is the communications specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Hank's Giving: Henry Aaron's Legacy continues off the field
The Hall of Fame slugger's legacy continues through his Chasing the Dream Foundation.
Henry Aaron hits home run No. 715
On April 8, 1974, Aaron’s fourth-inning home run gave him number 715.
Aaron, Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
The two sluggers who combined for 1,341 career home runs were elected to the Hall of Fame together on Jan. 13, 1982.
Hank Aaron makes his big league debut
On April 13, 1954, future Hall of Famer Hank Aaron made his major league debut.