Ron Rabinovitz | Motivational Speaker, Educator & Historian

Ron’s stories focus on Diversity and Inclusion and how they related to Jackie Robinson and how it relates today. In these polarizing times, it is even more important to discuss Diversity and Inclusion today. A Kid and a Baseball Legend... Ron Rabinovitz was eight years old when he first met his hero Jackie Robinson at a Milwaukee Braves/Brooklyn Dodgers game in Milwaukee in 1953. Jackie and Ron maintained a one-on-one close relationship and friendship from that time on. Ron's story is of a kid, his larger than life hero, and the lessons he learned. His story is that of dreams coming true, mutual respect, and "paying it forward". It's a beautiful story of a friendship between a baseball legend and a boy. Ron shares the poignant, emotional, and heartfelt letters that provide a unique insight into Jackie Robinson's soul. Ron has shared his amazing story with corporations, business organizations, and school children throughout America. As one corporate executive said, " Yours is a story that only happens in dreams". Ron has been featured on The MLB Network Documentary "Letters from Jackie", The National Baseball Hall of Fame, USA Today, CBS Evening News, ESPN, CBS Radio, NPR's "The Story" with Dick Gordon, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, and Los Angeles Times. His story has also been made into a play written by Oscar winning author Eric Simonson. Ron is available to speak to Corporations, Companies, Organizations, Colleges and Schools. Contact Ron to check his availability to speak at your next event!


Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

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4 Reviews
MELISSA SCHOEN Prudential Insurance Company of America
Ron is an amazing speaker!

"Ron is an amazing speaker. The passion he has is presented in such a way that you can feel the effects his relationship with Jackie Robinson had on him as well as so many others.

December 2017

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JEFF IDELSON President, National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum
Ron's story inspired our visitors...

"Ron's story inspired our visitors to understand the great character and integrity that both Ron and Jackie exemplified in their lives."

December 2017

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PROFESSOR MICHAEL LONG Author of numerous works on Martin Luther King Jr.
You have such a wonderful gift ...

“I have returned to your presentation in my mind many times. It was very moving. You have such a wonderful gift in communicating Jackie’s personal warmth.”

December 2017

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