Aspire Gala 2012
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation hosted its 8th Annual Aspire Gala on February 10, 2012 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. 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: former president of Kohl’s Department Stores Jay Baker, and his wife, Tony Award winning Broadway producer, Patty Good Baker; Baltimore native and current New York Yankees All Star first baseman, Mark Teixeira; and a former NFL player and ALS awareness advocate, O.J. Brigance.
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 2012 sponsors and friends for their dedicated support. Thank you for helping us raise more than $2.4 million for our programs to benefit at-risk youth.
Jay Baker and Patty Good Baker