Today, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation cut the ribbon to a new field in Lancaster, PA: Roberto Clemente Field at Ollie's Bargain Outlet Park. This Youth Development Park project was in partnership with MLB and the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster, who provides quality afterschool programs for the youth in Lancaster. With the closest athletic leagues a county over, youth were unable to participate in more than one team, and travel could sometimes be difficult or impossible for everyone playing. Now, the children and their families in Lancaster have their own field for baseball and softball leagues, and sports programs. This new Youth Development Park also opens the door for more options of afterschool and summer programs provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster.
This state-of-the-art, artificial turf youth athletic field will now provide a fun and safe place for kids to play sports, enjoy the outdoors, and learn important life skills like leadership, teamwork, communication, and respect.