The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people residing in America’s most distressed communities through baseball and softball themed programs.
- Badges for Baseball – “Badges for Baseball was created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice as a juvenile crime prevention initiative. It’s a simple concept: pair cops and kids together to play and learn. We work to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and kids in underserved communities across the country using baseball as the hook.”
- Healthy Choices, Healthy Children – “At the heart of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation mission to help youth realize their potential is the Healthy Choices, Healthy Children program. Through partnerships with community based organizations nationwide, the Foundation uses programs like Healthy Choices, Healthy Children to engage mentors and coaches with youth while stimulating dialogue. Through this dialogue, youth engage with their peers to learn important life skills through sports and activities. Using an engaging and interactive format, Healthy Choices, Healthy Children seeks to help youth understand vital life lessons needed to display a positive, productive, and healthy lifestyle. The program is centered on the teachings of Cal, Sr. − values and traits that helped Cal and Bill achieve their heights of success, on and off the field.”