July 9, 2012 10:15 AM

Operation Breakthrough classrooms a MLB Legacy

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.

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