The Ripken Foundation’s latest Ripken Playbook Live virtual event featured Marine Corps veteran, motivational speaker, and Paralympic athlete, Rob Jones. Jones joined the Marine Corps reserve as a combat engineer and was responsible for a multitude of disciplines including the use of explosives and the detection of buried IED’s. Jones was deployed to Iraq in 2008, and again in 2010 to Afghanistan, where he was wounded in action by a land mine, resulting in the loss of both of his legs above the knee. Surprisingly, this was just the start of his completely remarkable and inspirational journey. Not only did Jones share stories and answer questions about his life achievements with our youth, but also motivated Ripken Foundation youth to reflect on how they can show selfless acts in their everyday lives. This Ripken Playbook Live event is part of the Foundation’s continuing initiative to adapt our in-person programming to engage and mentor our youth virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.