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July 26, 2016 / Zach Rowe

Summer time is the perfect time for kids to participate in fun camps, events, and activities.  There is nothing better to see than a bunch of kids having a great time together. But how do you handle the kids who do not want to participate?  This blog post will equip you with some helpful tools and tricks to get those kids to participate with the others.

Kids may not want to participate in activities for a number of reasons. Some kids do not want to participate because they feel embarrassed in a large group.  Others think they are too cool for whatever activity is...

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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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June 17, 2016 / Janice Chan

At our Aspire Gala this past February, we were joined by Matt Stillwell for a special performance of his song, “Hey Dad.”  Here is a video of his performance at the 2016 Aspire Gala, paired with a slideshow of Cal, Sr. and the Ripken family:

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and we’ll be celebrating our dads and the people who are like dads to us.  So we thought we’d have a little contest...

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June 16, 2016 / Kaitlin Rowan

Check out all of the fun we’ve been having at #CRSFcamp this week!  Join the fun (past, present, future) along on Twitter using #CRSFcamp and by following the @CalRipkenSrFdn team: @Flynn_CRSF@Travis_CRSF@Scott_CRSF@Kaitlin_CRSF,...

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June 13, 2016 / Heather Group

The time has come again for our first #CRSFCamp of the summer! We had 145 campers and their mentors come in from all over the country: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  A huge thank you goes to Southwest Airlines for helping us fly in many of our campers.  By plane and by bus, they arrived on Sunday and today is the first full day of camp activities, which include baseball, leadership and teamwork...

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June 10, 2016 / Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

As we get ready for #CRSFcamp and dig our sandals out of the backs of our closets, summer also means that our team gets a little bigger temporarily with the addition of future life coaches interning with us this summer.  Meet our awesome summer interns and learn more about them in their own words!

My name is Amanda Borucki and I am a programming intern for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. I am a graduate of Gettysburg...

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June 01, 2016 / Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

On June 1 through 15, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is participating in the Charity Champions League, a giving competition where we can win up to $250,000, but we need your help!

Charity Champions League requires no donations. Instead, people can earn points for...

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May 27, 2016 / Janice Chan

As we head into what is for many of us is a long weekend and the start of summer, let us remember the men and women who died in service to this country.  Let us remember their families.  And let us carry that with us this weekend.  There are many ways to do that on Memorial Day or throughout the year.  If you have a personal connection to Memorial Day, you can share stories of your loved ones who served and remember the...

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