2019 Smoke & Barrel

Guests will enjoy an evening of bourbon tastings and culinary favorites from local restaurants with Hall of Famers Jonathan Ogden and Cal Ripken, Jr. This exclusive and limited ticket event will raise funds to directly benefit the work of both Cal Ripken, Jr. and Jonathan Ogden’s Foundations and the children they 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.

The Jonathan Ogden Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation established in 1996, whose mission is to help student-athletes take responsibility for their futures through lessons learned on the playing field, in the classroom and in service to others.  We take a player’s dedication and passion for his or her game and their team and transform it into a catalyst for scholastic, community, and career development. The positive impact of the program has been remarkable-with grades, SAT scores, and graduation rates rising across the board.

Please click here to view our invite and sponsorship details.  You can also contact Carrie LeBow, Executive Vice President, Resource Development and Marketing at clebow@ripkenfoundation.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities for any of our upcoming fundraising events.

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