Budweiser partners with Spike Lee and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on a season-long campaign.
To celebrate Jackie Robinson as an activist and American hero, Budweiser has partnered with Spike Lee and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on a season-long campaign that will spotlight the heroic achievements of Jackie, both on and off the field.
The cornerstone of this campaign is “Impact," a 3-minute short film directed by Lee and narrated by Jackie’s daughter, Sharon Robinson. The film, which will also appear nationally as a 1-minute ad airing on MLB Opening Day this Thursday, spotlights the moment Jackie broke baseball’s color barrier after more than 50 years of segregation in the sport.
“I’m honored to work with Sharon Robinson and Budweiser. All of us working in unison to pay homage to a great American who literally changed the game with the impact he made. Long Live Jackie Robinson!” said Spike Lee.
Check out the short film below.
Budweiser’s campaign includes a direct partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, with the brand making a landmark financial commitment to ensure the Jackie Robinson Museum finally opens in 2019, 100 years after Jackie was born.
“I was incredibly honored to work with Spike Lee and Budweiser on ‘Impact’. Spike’s passion for the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson is legendary. We were confident that he’d pay tribute to my father in a fresh and respectful way. The deal was sealed when Budweiser stepped to the plate to help support us in funding the Jackie Robinson Museum,” said Sharon Robinson.
Additionally, 42 cents from every Limited Edition Jackie Robinson Bud sold during the MLB season will be donated to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Budweiser is calling on Americans to also donate to the foundation to ensure Jackie’s legacy and impact continues for generations to come.