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...Read Full Post
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...Read Full Post
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...Read Full Post
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...Read Full Post
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...Read Full Post
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...Read Full Post
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...Read Full Post
April showers bring May flowers! Or so we thought here in Baltimore. We’re doing a bit of spring cleaning and annual check-ins here at the Foundation to prepare for summer programming. This includes annual background screenings, training, and recertification in first aid, AED, and CPR!
With the sun staying out longer, schools coming to a close, and summer right around the corner, it’s time to hit the refresh button and reenergize current and new staff/...Read Full Post
Here are a few of the amazing mentors and program partners we work with, sharing what they learned from their moms, how she led by example, and how she has impacted their work with kids…
"My mother was a concert pianist and also founded and ran a chamber music nonprofit with my father, which they started the year I was born. What I learned from my mother is that somehow it is possible to have an inspiring and demanding career, AND be unequivocally loving and available to your children. She was the original exemplar of work/life...Read Full Post