Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Totally Tickets Team Up to Support Underserved Youth Across the Country

Mar 02, 2018

Proceeds from Donated Tickets Will Benefit Foundation Programs Dedicated to Helping At-Risk Youth

Baltimore, Md. (February 22, 2018) – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation today announced they are partnering with Totally Tickets who specialize in providing tickets to sports and entertainment events nationwide. Totally Tickets has generously donated tickets to several major sporting events and concerts to be auctioned off at various Ripken Foundation events throughout the year. All proceeds will go to benefit the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation programs and initiatives. In addition, Totally Tickets CEO and Founder Mike Fletcher has made a cash donation to the Ripken Foundation.

“The spirit of giving comes in many shapes and forms, all with the same intent to impact and support those who need it most,” said Steve Salem, president & CEO of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. “Thanks to our generous friends at Totally Tickets, this partnership will be instrumental in our efforts to positively impact local at-risk youth.”

“Totally Tickets is proud to contribute to such an outstanding organization which gives opportunities to participate in youth sports to those that might not otherwise have it. It means so much that the work of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation positively impacts a community for years going forward and helps so many at-risk children gain a heightened self-esteem and pride from being part of a team,” said Mike Fletcher, CEO and Founder of Totally Tickets.

This week, the Ripken Foundation will host its 14th annual Aspire Gala which will support programming to help build character and teach critical life lessons to underserved youth residing in America’s most distressed communities. Totally Tickets will provide in-demand tickets to the world’s top musical acts including U2, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Billy Joel and The Eagles for use at the Aspire Gala; all proceeds raised from auction items will benefit the Ripken Foundation and its programs.

About the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

For the last 17 years, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has worked tirelessly to implement youth development programs and create parks that directly address the problems facing at-risk youth in distressed communities across the country. Inspired by one of the most iconic baseball families, the Ripkens created the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to honor the legacy of its family patriarch, longtime coach, and mentor, Cal Ripken, Sr. The Ripken Foundation uses sports-themed activities to bring police officers, youth partners and underserved kids ages 9 – 14 together on a level playing field to learn invaluable life skills.

The Ripken Foundation’s Youth Development Park Initiative creates clean, safe places for kids to play on multipurpose, synthetic surface fields that promote healthy living in an outdoor recreational facility. Since 2009, the Ripken Foundation has 74 completed parks across the country in 21 states, impacting over 280,000 kids annually. In 2017, the Ripken Foundation impacted nearly 1.4 million kids nationwide through its Youth Development Park and mentor programs. For more information, visit Follow @CalRipkenSrFdn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Totally Tickets, Inc.

Totally Tickets Inc. is a registered corporation in the State of Oklahoma. Founded in 2000, Totally Tickets specializes in providing tickets to sports and entertainment events nationwide. Totally Tickets buys, sells and trades tickets to all types of concerts, shows and games everywhere in the US and Canada.


Katy Ford
Maroon PR

Michelle Rickette
Totally Tickets