Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, was honored, along with his wife, Billye Suber Aaron, at an event on April 12 celebrating the naming of an educational enrichment program for middle and high school students in the Durham Public Schools after the Aarons. The naming of the Hank and Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute honors the Aarons’ commitment to higher education through their philanthropic trust, the Chasing the Dream Foundation. The event was presented by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. During his 23-year career as a player, Aaron hit a record 755 home runs, surpassing Babe Ruth. His record stood for 31 years.
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