2019 College Season Tip-Off

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Every fall, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation holds its annual College Season Tip-Off 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. 

This year, 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 Michigan State University Head Coach, Tom Izzo. The event took place on Monday, October 25 and 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 Developments 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.

For more information on sponsoring any of our upcoming events, click here or contact Carrie LeBow at 443-841-7032 or clebow@ripkenfoundation.org for more information.


The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is grateful for all our 2019 sponsors and friends for their dedicated support.

Presenting Sponsors
Ollie's Bargain Outlet

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

Gold Sponsors
Big Steaks Management
Chesapeake Urology
John & Kathleen Gorman
Harold Himmelman
The Schwab Family
Venable LLP
Windsor Electric Co., Inc.

Silver Sponsors
AXIOS Napa Valley & Kalaris Family Vineyards
Bond Distributing Company
Scott Brickman & Family
Chesapeake Beverage
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Continental Realty Corporation
DEX Imaging
Dunne Manning
Howard Bank
Lewis Contactors
MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC
McCormick & Company, Inc.
RBC Wealth Management
The John & Debra Carey Foundation
Under Armour
University of Maryland Medical Center

Bronze Sponsors
186 Advertising
Ameriprise Financial
Archdiocese of Baltimore
BB&T Wealth
Centric Business Systems
Chesapeake Bank
Steve "Nino" Collins
ColumbiaNational Real Estate Finance, LLC
Communications Electronics
Creative Print Group
Biff Davidson & friends of POLY
FirstPic, Inc.
G&G Outfitters Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. George Grace 
Thomas Grace, DLA Piper LLP
Greenspring Advisors
Harvest Investment Consultants
KB of Baltimore
Law Offices of James D. Reed, P.A. 
Leadership through Athletics
LEARN Behavioral
Loyola University 
M&T Bank
McGuireWoods LLP
Miller Brothers Chevrolet-Cadillac Inc.
Miller, Long & Arnold
Path Sensors, Inc.
R.J. Bentley's College Park
RCM&D, Inc.
Regan, Grace & Kerley, LLC
Scheinker Wealth Advisors
Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
Stewart-Amos Steel, Inc.
Taco Bell/KFC
The Brent Group of RBC 
The Dyer Kroneberger Group 
The L. Warner Companies, Inc. 
The Y in Central Maryland 
Nicholas Tsakalos Family Foundation, Inc.
University of Maryland
Villanova University Athletic Department
Watchpoint Enterprises, LLC
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Advisors