2019 Ripken Softball Classic

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On Friday, May 3, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation held the annual Ripken Softball Classic at Cal Sr.’s Yard and Ripken Academy in Aberdeen, MD.  This fun-filled day supported the work we do to help at-risk youth across the country.  Each team played at least three games joined by a celebrity manager with the top two teams competing for the championship at Cal, Sr.’s Yard. Throughout the day, players enjoyed lunch, cocktails, and ballpark snacks. All event proceeds went to further 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.

If you are interested in sponsoring next year's event or any of our future events, please 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.

Lewis Contractors
Ports America Chesapeake, LLC
RBC Wealth Management
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Congratulations to Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/KELLY Payroll, the tournament's winner for the second year in a row!

team photo