How did it get to become September? We’re already a week in. The last of our campers have flown home and gone back to school. I asked our team what their proudest moments of #CRSFcamp were, and here’s what they shared:
As the first part of a two-way exchange program funded by the US Department of State through their SportsUnited division, @Brooke_CRSF and @Scott_CRSF took a weeklong trip to Nicaragua in April to train coaches and serve
It’s quiet in the office this week, because we’re missing two of our teammates, Brooke and Scott. But so far, it seems they are having fun and doing some great work in Nicaragua! (Learn more about how the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is training coaches and serving kids as a part of an educational, two-way exchange program between the United States and Nicaragua in partnership with the US Department of State.)
Today is the day that we honor those who are serving and have served our great country. It’s a day to say thank you.
At the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, we have the great fortune of working not only with law enforcement but also with the military every day in our Badges for Baseball programs all across the country. We thank all of those who take their time to come out and spend their days with our kids.
Remarkable, exceptional, out of the ordinary, rare…these are all words that you find in the definition for uncommon. Uncommon people are everywhere you look. Cal, Jr. and Bill were fortunate enough to have a father who was an uncommon man who taught them uncommon principles. It didn’t matter what the job was; nothing was too big or small for Cal Ripken, Sr.
Has there ever been a moment in your life where you absolutely don’t think you can accomplish the task in front of you? Well I was faced with that feeling over this past weekend. I was supposed to run in the Marine Corps Marathon, but due to knee surgery, I knew that wasn’t possible. I didn’t even think running a 10k would be feasible, but then I ran into a group of wounded warriors and my thoughts drastically changed.
Last night we had the awesome opportunity to take the kids to an Aberdeen IronBirds game! Not only was it a blue moon last night, but it was a perfect summer evening in Maryland. The game was a great success! We entered through a private entrance through the back of the stadium. I don’t know about the kids, but I felt like a rock star last night. We got to walk by the opposing team’s bullpen, and even the pitchers warming up had to stop and take a look at the great group of kids walking in with matching number seven shirts.
As Bill Ripken likes to say of his dad and brother, “Without a Senior, there would never have been a Junior.” There wouldn’t have been a Bill either! Not just in the biological sense, but all of us are the people we are today because of our parents (and people who are just like mothers or fathers)—people who loved us, invested in us, and taught us important life skills and lessons!