Coaches Forum
May 14, 2015 / Janice Chan

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is excited to announce the Uncommon Athlete Coaches & Captains Leadership Training, presented by BSN Sports.  This will be an opportunity to learn about the Uncommon Athlete program and how to implement the program while developing leadership skills among...

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May 07, 2015 / Scott Swinson and Brooke Austin

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...

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April 21, 2015 / Janice Chan

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.)


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April 17, 2015 / Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Exchange Program Provides Training and Education for Nicaraguan Coaches and Youth Following in the Previous Works Led By Cal Ripken, Jr.’s Diplomacy Trip in 2008

Baltimore, Md. – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) and the U.S. Department of State today announced a partnership to fund and implement an educational, two-way exchange program between the United States and Nicaragua using Cal Ripken, Jr.’s previous goodwill diplomacy trips to China, Nicaragua and Japan as inspiration. Part one of the two-way...

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April 17, 2015 / Janice Chan

Volunteers from our sponsor UnitedHealthcare helped us give the Westport Boys & Girls Club a fresh new look as part of Uncommon Athlete Week in Baltimore City last November.

April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, which celebrates something near and dear to my heart.  Volunteering and community service are a key part...

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April 16, 2015 / Kaitlin Rowan

With the crazy winter we’ve had these past couple of months, how many of us have had this experience?  You wake up and realize that Jack Frost paid a visit overnight.  So what do you do?  Gear up, go outside, put your head down and start digging.  Just as you finish, it hits you.  You dug out the wrong car!

The same thing can happen in life and for the youth with whom you work.  You create goals...

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April 09, 2015 / Travis Punt

The week of March 23-27 was “National Youth Violence Prevention Week.”  The City of Baltimore decided to take part and host a number of events throughout the week to bring awareness to, and prevent youth violence.

One of the events included was the Baltimorphosis Changemaker Awards presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Health Commissioner Leana Wen. The award recognized four adults and eight youth in Baltimore City who went above and beyond to reduce violence in their communities and schools.

Each participant was nominated by their peers and chosen...

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April 01, 2015 / Flynn Burch

As the new Major League Baseball season kicks off in 2015, it comes with a fresh vision – One Baseball – from the recently welcomed new commissioner Rob Manfred.  Commissioner Manfred’s mission and in some ways dedicated focus, is to make sure not only that the game of baseball grows but that inclusion for youth in the game is at the forefront for all fans—to understand that no matter your league, race, city, gender, team, if you play baseball you are part of something bigger, and together we are all One Baseball. 

As part of this new...

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March 25, 2015 / Jeff Breslin

The United States has many reasons to be thankful for George Washington’s leadership, not the least of which is the nation’s oldest, most storied law enforcement agency – the United States Marshals Service.  The US Marshals came in to existence thanks to the Judiciary Act of 1789, enabling thousands of men and women to serve our nation with honor ever since. 

“Senate Bill Number One of the First Session of the First Congress became, after lengthy and heated debate, the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. The Act provided a charter for the...

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