Each year, around Thanksgiving, I usually e-mail everyone I’ve gotten to work with at the Foundation but don’t see every day to give thanks. I find it a good time of year to be reflective, before all the haze of the holidays and running around trying to celebrate with everyone.
They are devoted to your mission.
They are understanding, kind, and compassionate.
They help improve the lives of others.
They are driven and inspired to serve.
They are volunteers.
While we at the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation are grateful to get to work with you throughout the year, this upcoming holiday seemed like a good excuse for a cheesy acrostic poem:
Thank you to
Each and every one of you who, through your contribution of time and talent and other gifts, plays
A crucial role in achieving the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation's
Mission of helping kids—regardless of circumstance—make smart choices for bright, healthy futures.
We talk a lot about the lessons on the field and how they translate to success off the field. And there are plenty of life lessons in sports, but sometimes it’s good to look beyond the usual places. Here’s some food for thought as you coach, mentor, lead by example, and work as part of a team:
This week’s spotlight shines on 18 year old Badges for Baseball alumnus and Wisconsin native, Alex Steward. As this year’s youth speaker for the 11th annual Aspire Gala, Alex shared his inspirational story and we would like to share it with you.
Each month, we shine the spotlight on a partner organization or an individual mentor (or coach, as we usually call them).
Since January is National Mentoring Month, here are some of the mentors we have featured previously on the Coaches Forum: