Aspire Gala 2007
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Aspire Gala on January 27, 2007 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The event honored leaders from the fields of sports, entertainment, and business. This year’s Aspire Gala continued a tradition of honoring those who are truly making a difference in the lives of others.
Special guests of honor included: creator of America’s Most Wanted and human and victim rights advocate, John Walsh, baseball Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn; and dedicated coach of Anne Arundel County Schools, Bernie Walter.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by the Ripken family in 2001 in memory of Cal Ripken, Sr. to carry on his legacy of using baseball as a hook to teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged youth. The Foundation teaches kids the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle and making smart, productive decisions both on the playing field and in everyday life. Through active community partnerships with hundreds of youth-serving organizations, thousands of underserved youth benefit each year from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in the most challenged communities across the country.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is grateful to all our 2007 sponsors and friends for their dedicated support. Thank you for helping us raise more than $1.1 million for our programs to benefit at-risk youth.