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Donations Continue to Pour in to Replace Destroyed Jackie Robinson Statue in Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (KMUW) – Donations to replace the Jackie Robinson statue at McAdams Park in Wichita continue to pour in. The statue was stolen last week from the League 42 baseball facility at the park. Fire crews found burned remnants of the statue this week while responding to a trash fire. An online fundraiser to replace the statue using the sculptor’s original mold has surpassed $180,000 dollars. The league says it will use any remaining funds for the education programs it runs and for field improvements. More than 600 children play in the low-cost baseball league, which is named for the number Robinson wore.