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Donate to Honor Cal, Sr.’s Legacy and Birthday (12/17)

Dec 02, 2019

Give $7 to send 7 for #7 -- we are kicking off a giving campaign that will send 7 deserving kids to CRSF Summer Camp in Aberdeen, Maryland next summer! This once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid trip gives most kids their first opportunity away from home surrounded by mentors and other kids from Ripken Foundation programs from across the country. In honor of Cal, Sr. (#7) and his legacy of teaching life skills and lessons to young people through sports, we are asking that you donate just $7 in honor of #7 this giving season. Donate today to help us reach our goal of $7,000  for a chance to win a Cal Ripken, Jr. autographed baseball! 

Where many people look back fondly on childhood memories from summer camp -- the first time being away from mom and dad, playing outdoors all day long, mosquito bites, and marshmallows -- many of our kids have never explored life beyond their local communities, let alone having ever attended summer camp or traveled on an airplane. At Ripken Summer Camp, over 500 at-risk youth from program sites in 23 states across the country and Washington D.C., come to for three week-long overnight camps hosted by the Ripken Foundation where campers, along with law enforcement mentors, get to play baseball, softball, climb a ropes course and rock wall, swim, zip line, and just enjoy being a kid. Throughout all the fun activities, we sprinkle in important life lessons throughout the week, such as teamwork, personal responsibility, and communication, providing our kids not only with a fun camp experience, but the tools to create brighter futures.

We kindly thank you for your interest in supporting our kids, and for being a part of making this summer one to remember!