“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
November 13, 2017 /
Stephanie Green


Today is World Kindness Day and is a great day to have a conversation with your kids about being what that means. Challenge your youth to go above and beyond to show kindness towards others in their daily lives - not just today but every day. Ask your kids to do one thing against the norm every day this week. Maybe it is helping their classmate complete a math problem...

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November 10, 2017 /
Stephanie Green
Tomorrow, November 11, is Veterans Day. On this day, we honor our military veterans for their service during war and peacetime. Take time with your kids to discuss the importance of this holiday. One way to show your appreciation for the bravery of veterans is have kids write letters to a local organization that works with Veterans in your community to thank them for their...
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October 18, 2017 /
Courtney Stephens and Pat Coan
Did you know that the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation hosts College Day experiences at colleges and universities across the country? Read below to learn about these fun and unique events!
Students interacting with a baseball player from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA
What is a college day experience? 
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