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SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDIANA

"The Parallel" by Carl Erskine

Donations as of October 25, 2014:

$8,705.00 Raised Offline
$3,803.08 Raised Online
$12,508.08 Total Raised

"The Parallel" by Carl Erskine

Few people in history have been so closely aligned with the dramatic social changes of the twentieth century.  Carl Erskine, as Jackie Robinson’s teammate and Jimmy Erskine’s dad, was a firsthand witness to the way societal opinions changed for the better through sports.  Jackie Robinson was a pioneer in gently proving that people of color belonged in professional sports.  Much in the same way, Jimmy Erskine has taken part in a movement (Special Olympics) that continues to change the perception of people with intellectual disabilities.

The Parallel, written by former Dodger great Carl Erskine, provides amazing insight into stories that have had a lasting and positive effect on the lives of virtually all of us.  Carl has dedicated this book to the benefit of Special Olympics Indiana, and provides a pathway to planned giving support in his honor.  Your donation is greatly appreciated. 

Obtain a copy of the book for a recommended minimum donation of $50.  Allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
William Hess I can't wait to read this book as I am the biggest baseball fan and am so blessed to have a son with down syndrome
$50.00
Ken Konesco
$50.00
Matt Burnett/Rotary Club of Indianapolis
$100.00
David Wu I am inspired by Joseph Dynlacht's article in Sports Collectors Digest and by Mr. Erskine's greatness, graciousness, and compassion
$50.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Richard & Kim Riley
$50.00
Anonymous I was inspired by a story about Carl Erskine in the Indy Star written by John Ketzenberger
$50.00
Elliott Abramson
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Anonymous
$3,243.00*
Richard Lyons
$50.00
Paula Meyer
$50.00
Anonymous
$265.00*
Brenda Slovacek
$50.00
Stanley Coy Carl is such a wonderful man. His work with Special Olympics Indiana should be commened. I am proud to call Carl a friend. Many blessings.
$53.08
Dr. Bob Kravecs
$100.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Ken Morgan
$50.00
Anne Luchenta I heard Carl Erskine speek on the Ed Randall radio show and was so moved I had to donate. I only wish I could afford to give more.
$50.00
Jeff Bohrer Heard Mr. Erskine on Ed Randall's show this morning. His remarks moved me to purchase his book. Can't wait to read it!
$50.00
Bob Lento Carl, the Dodger idol of my youth. I waited many a day outside Lafayette Walk to get your autograph and other Dodgers car pooling .
$50.00
Sol Sturm Heard Carl on the radio, and immediately wanted to order the book.
$50.00
Jerry Great job by Carl on Ed Randall's Talking Baseball. Thanks for the heartwarming story. It inspires me to donate $ for this book and time.
$50.00
Anonymous Thanks to Ed Randal and Carl Erskine. I have an amazing and wonderful Downes Syndrome nephew Alex who is all that Carl of his son.
$50.00
donald eremin carl erskine has always been a fine man..look forward to reading and furthering the parallel message
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
The Stowers Family Tamara A. Stowers
$50.00
Vernon Lefty Gomez, LLC
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Anonymous
$100.00
J. Chapman
$100.00
Karl Looking forward to reading the book. My cousin played high school sports with Carl Erksine.
$100.00
Anonymous
$50.00*
Ken In honor of a great pitcher and a greater dad and friend.
$200.00
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$200.00
Jim Sutton
$50.00
Rick & Carol Briggs
$100.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Christine Graham and Larry Metzger Can't wait to read Mr Erskine's new book!
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
tom d Read Benners piece in IBJ. Never made the connection, but it does ring true and i am looking forward to reading the book.
$50.00
Anonymous
$387.00*

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$8,705
Raised Online
$3,803
Total Raised
$12,508
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