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