“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
July 20, 2016 /
Heather Group

Whether you’re on the field, the classroom, or the work place, effective communication is a two-way process that helps us to be successful in all aspects of life. Though soccer teams can have up to 11 players on the field at a time, they must function as one cohesive unit during a game; communicating is one of the key aspects in achieving that goal. Reducing errors, making smart passes, and executing defensive strategies all...

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July 12, 2016 /
Zach Rowe

The MLB All-Star Game features baseball’s biggest stars on one field competing against one another for home field advantage in the World Series. Although these players are stars now and make their talents on the field look effortless, many of them have had to handle adversity to make it to where they are now. Among this year’s players, for example, are Jose Altuve and Anthony Rizzo.  Jose Altuve is the American League starting second baseman from the Houston Astros.  Anthony Rizzo is the National League starting first baseman from the Chicago Cubs.  Both of...

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June 29, 2016 /
Amanda Borucki and Heather Group

After a week full of camp activities, demonstrations, and inspiring guest speakers, it is safe to say our campers had an experience of a lifetime. With the wonderful opportunity to hear presentations from our public safety partners as well as former University of Maryland basketball player Ernie Graham, Rachel’s Challenge, and our very own Brooke Austin, our campers left inspired to live a positive life. Even in such a short time, we could see that our campers were taking all they learned throughout the week and applying it into their final games. We saw an endless amount of respect...

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