Basball Commissioner, "Bud" Selig and an entourage of Major League
officials mingled with the children at Kansas City's Operation
Breakthrough Monday morning.
Serenaded with childrening singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game,"
Selig; Royal's owner David Glass, Royals president Dan Glass, and Hall
of Famer George Brett celebrated the reveal of what Operation
Breakthrough said was more than $100,000 worth of renovations.
The construction, paid for by MLB and the Royals, and done by Magical
Builders and J.E. Dunn, turned a giant open area, once an old J.C.
Penny's store, into classrooms for children ages 6 ot 12.
"Our goal is to leave a lasting impression in the host city," Selig
said. Operation Breakthrough is a benefit of the MLB 2012 All-Star
Legacy project. While MLB dignitaries toured the school, children, in
chairs that look like big baseballs, heard Sharon Robinson, daughter
of baseball great Jackie Robinson, read "Testing the Ice," her book
about her dad and courage.