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The Park High School Wolf Riders step team performed during the "Legends & Heroes: Jackie Robinson" event at Woodbury High School on March 18.

Ron Rabinovitz speaks at WHS for 'Legends and Heroes' event

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Growing up, Edina resident Ron Rabinovitz idolized Major League Baseball great Jackie Robinson.

It was thanks to Rabinovitz's father that he was able to meet his idol when he came to his hometown of Wisconsin when the Brooklyn Dodgers took on the Milwaukee Braves.

Rabinovitz was just 7 years old.

That chance meeting between Rabinovitz and Robinson was the beginning of a friendship that spanned nearly 29 years.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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