Professional Baseball Player
The Dominican Republic has supplied Major League Baseball with countless superstars, but few have shone brighter than Robinson Cano. The second baseman with the New York Mets is a six-time All-Star, five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and the 2011 Home Run Derby Champion. He was a member of the New York Yankees' 2009 World Series championship team and the Dominican Republic's 2013 World Baseball Classic championship team, for which he won the tournament's most valuable player award. Cano is also the founder of the RC24 Foundation, a non-profit organization benefitting disadvantaged youth in the Dominican Republic and the United States.
Robinson Cano Supports
The mission of the RC24 Foundation is to positively impact the lives of underserved children and communities both locally and globally. The Foundation has established and engaged in various initiatives that expand opportunities for improved outcomes in the areas of youth development, education, and community healthcare. The RC24 DREAM School is the signature project of the RC24 Foundation. This Montessori school which opened its doors in 2015, offers high quality early childhood education to over 100 students annually from Barrio Lindo, one of the most impoverished communities in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The school prepares children to succeed academically from an early age, offers parent training programs, and provides educational and vocational opportunities year round to uplift all members of the community. To learn more about the foundation and donate check out RC24.