2022 Aspire Gala

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will host its 2022 in-person annual Aspire Gala on March 26, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. The event honors leaders from the fields of sports, entertainment, and business and continued the tradition of honoring those who are truly making a difference in the lives of others.

This year we will honor Julius "Dr. J" Erving, NBA Hall of Famer, and Ozzie Smith, MLB Hall of Famer, for excellence in their fields, dedication to helping others, and for being a coach in life to so many both on and off the field/court. All proceeds from the event will go directly to benefit the work of the Foundation and the 1.3 million children we impact each year.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to strengthen America’s most underserved and distressed communities by supporting and advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks, partnering with law enforcement and youth service agencies, and addressing community needs through its national program initiatives. 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.

Click here to view the invite and sponsorship details. For more information on sponsoring any of our upcoming events, contact Carrie LeBow, Executive Vice President, Resource Development and Marketing, at 443-841-7032 or clebow@ripkenfoundation.org for more information.