“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
December 7, 2016 /
Sam Nagurny

Today marks 75 years since the attack at Pearl Harbor. That grim day marked a turning point for the United States, influencing the decision to join World War II. On this anniversary, we want to take a moment to remember and thank those who have served for our country. We have a responsibility to recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice, allowing for our great nation to become what it is today. Thank you to all who have served, and to those who continue to protect the American way of life.

The Foundation proud to have partners who continue to put...

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November 11, 2016 /
Clara Heck and Kaitlin Rowan

Thank you to all of the women and men who have served and continue to serve our country. This Veteran’s Day, we would like to honor Mike, former SEAL, as our Mentor of the Month! He learned about the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation through a friend who was familiar with the Badges for Baseball program, and Mike decided to help out as a chaperone and mentor during ...

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October 21, 2016 /
Kaitlin Rowan, Shaquilla Curtis

We have been fortunate to add to our program team again.  The CRSF family is growing!  Please meet our newest program coordinator Shaquilla Curtis.  Let’s hear from her…

Hello everyone! My name is Shaquilla Curtis and I am the newest member of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation team. I am one of many outstanding program coordinators at the Foundation. Just a few things about me, I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I spent my first year in college at Independence CC in Independence...

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