“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
January 20, 2017 /
Sam Nagurny

Each January we celebrate National Mentoring Month. This month is dedicated to recognize the positive influence mentors have on the lives of young people in communities around the country. The Foundation staff wants to share what being a mentor means to them. See what our staff has to say! 

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January 16, 2017 /
Sam Nagurny

Today is a national holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, we encourage you to take to heart the words of Dr. King:

 

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January 9, 2017 /
Sam Nagurny

Today is annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - thank you to our law enforcement partners for all you do for the Foundation and for our communities! The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation is proud to have partners who are willing to put their lives on the line to protect us and our families. Our signature program, ...

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