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This year we celebrated our 16th Annual Aspire Gala which benefitted our work with at-risk youth across the country. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation's Aspire Gala honored leaders from the fields of sports, entertainment, and business. This year's auspicious Aspire Gala continued a tradition of honoring those who are truly making a difference in the lives of others. The evening included a lively cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, program, and special musical performance. This year, we honored Annika Sorenstam, World Golf Hall of Fame Member and 10-time Major Champion; Rob Jones, United States Marine & Paralympic Athlete; and Tony La Russa, Baseball Hall of Fame Manager, 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. We also had a musical performance by LOVERBOY. All event proceeds furthered the mission of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and our work with at-risk youth across the country.
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.
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The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is grateful for all our 2020 sponsors and friends for their dedicated support.
Hall of Fame Sponsors
Devon Energy Corporation
The McNaughton Foundation
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Shaw Sports Turf
UnitedHealthcare - Do Good. Live Well.
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group / KELLY Payroll
Major League Baseball
Peyton Yates Foundation
The Scotts Company, LLC
AXIOS Napa Valley & Kalaris Family Vineyard
Eugene & Ruth Freedman Family Foundation
Harold & Bonnie Himmelman
McCormick & Company, Inc.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Patty & Jay Baker Foundation
Roger & Elaine Ralph
The Schwab Family
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Kenny & Melissa Baldwin
Irv & Dana Bisnov
Scott Brickman & Family
Chicago Title Insurance Company / Fidelity National Title Group
Jim and Pam Hall
NTG Consultants and Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc.
RBC Wealth Management
Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC
SunTrust now Truist
Jermaine & Sarah Swafford
University of Maryland Medical System
Windsor Electric Co., Inc.
HBK Engineering, LLC
Susan Brown & Richard Geist