PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!

family. That was the type of man he was from the beginning, he was always thinking about others.


​After high school, Mack went to Pasadena City College where he posted national junior college records in the 100 meter, 200 meter and the long jump. He placed second in the Western Regional Olympic Tryouts in 1936, earning himself a place on the team. 


As Robinson, Jesse Owens and the field rounded the turn and dashed for the finish line in the Olympics, Owens edged him at the finish and Mack settled for the silver medal.


Following his Olympic feat, Robinson didn't receive a hero's welcome in Pasadena. There was no parade down Colorado Boulevard, no banquets awaited.


​After the Olympics, Mack attended the University of Oregon where he received a degree in physical education.


After returning from Oregon, Mack worked for the City of Pasadena and became an advocate against street crime, performing civic work with various organizations and other volunteer work; achievements that could not be overshadowed by Jackie's legacy.


For more on Mack Robinson click here.

Honors​​

1935

National Junior College Records

100m, 200m & Long Jump

1936

Olympic Silver Medal

200 meters

Matthew "Mack" Robinson was a man all about the town he grew up in and loved even when the city didn't always treat him right.


The John Muir High School Grad is the most cherished lifelong resident in the city's history. Even more so than his younger brother Jackie. ​A standout athlete in high school, Robinson had offers for college, but chose to stay close to home and help his

PASHOF INDUCTEE

Mack Robinson

Mack Robinson

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!