2017 College Season Tip-Off Event

basketballs signed by event basketball coaches

Every fall, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation holds its Annual College Basketball Tip-Off: A Conversation with Basketball Greats event. Cal, Ripken Jr. joins some of the greatest coaches in basketball history for a panel discussion on all things college basketball. Moderated by ESPN Analyst Jay Bilas, an array of esteemed guests bring excitement to this already charged topic. Attendees also enjoy a delicious lunch before the special panel takes the stage. To view photos from the event, please click here.

In 2017, the all-star Coaches panel included: University of Maryland Head Coach, Mark Turgeon; former University of Maryland Head Coach, Gary Williams; Villanova University Head Coach, Jay Wright; and Siena College Head Coach, Jimmy Patsos. All proceeds from the event went directly to benefit the work of the Foundation and the children we impact.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, working throughout the country with community-based youth organizations to serve at-risk young people and build Youth Development Parks in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001, the Foundation is led by former Major League Baseball players, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken, and was named in memory of their father, Cal, Sr. The life lessons of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic are keys to success for all young people, especially those living in disadvantaged circumstances.

Please contact Carrie LeBow, Executive Vice President, Resource Development and Marketing, at clebow@ripkenfoundation.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 College Season Tip-Off event or any of our other upcoming events.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation thanks all of our 2017 sponsors and friends for their dedicated support.

Presenting Sponsors
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

Platinum Sponsors
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/KELLY Payroll
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Gold Sponsors
Mystic Aquarium
Pat & Robin Tracy
Rembrandt Foundation
T. Rowe Price
Under Armour
Windsor Electric Co., Inc.