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The Buzz Jan. 31 2012

Jackie Robinson essay contest continues through Feb. 28

CAIRO — Seventh-graders in Southwest Georgia are being invited to compete in an essay contest that pays tribute to Cairo native Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in Major League baseball when he joined the Dodgers and became the first African American to play in the big leagues.

The topic for the 11th annual contest is “How has the LIfe of Jackie Robinson made a Difference in your Life?” The first-place winner will receive a $100 prize. Second place will receive Jackie Robinson memorabilia and third place wins a Jackie Robinson legacy T-shirt.

Entries must be received by Feb. 28, Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute Inc. President and Founder Linda Walden, M.D., says.

To enter, an essay must be 300 words or fewer and typed. The essay should be mailed to: The Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute Inc.; P.O. Box 541, Cairo, Ga. 39828.