“The game of baseball is made up of many things. If we do all the little things right, then we’ll never have a big thing to worry about.” - Cal Ripken, Sr.
Group of girls making new friends at camp
Badges for Baseball mentor with two campers
Campers discuss what it means to be uncommon
“It is important to bring in role models when kids are learning to make choices. We want to help them find the right choices to be healthy and productive.” - Roy Cooper, Attorney General, North Carolina
“It’s not about building big league ball players. It’s about building big league people.” - Bill Ripken
September 30, 2016 /
Kaitlin Rowan

This week, we welcomed Stephanie Green.  Stephanie will be working as the newest program coordinator in the Park Services department.  We are very excited to have her join the CRSF team!  Let’s learn more about Stephanie in her own words…

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie, and I am the newest member of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. I am extremely excited to join the Foundation. I originally went to school at Longwood University in Farmville, VA, yes,...

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September 23, 2016 /
Janice Chan

Each year, around Thanksgiving, I usually e-mail everyone I’ve gotten to work with at the Foundation but don’t see every day to give thanks.  I find it a good time of year to be reflective, before all the haze of the holidays and running around trying to celebrate with everyone. 

This year’s Thanksgiving is coming early, at least for me.  Today is my last day at the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.  It’s been quite the ride since I first walked in as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in January 2007.  We had maybe 12 employees (actually that count might...

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September 14, 2016 /
Zach Rowe

Editor's Note: Zach Rowe has now gone back to school for his senior year of college at St. Mary's College of Maryland and is getting back into his routine for the school year.  As the rest of us get back into our versions of the school year, seemed like a fitting time to talk about habits and routines!

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Badges for Baseball Coaches Manual outlines 12 lessons in detail for how to build uncommon character “The Ripken Way.”   As I was reading the manual myself, one of the lessons stood out...

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