Aspire Gala 2018


The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will host its 14th Annual Aspire Gala on February 23, 2018 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. The event honors leaders from the fields of sports, entertainment, and business and continues the tradition of honoring those who are truly making a difference in the lives of others.

This year we will be honoring Jonathan Ogden, Football Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle, and Gary Williams, Naismith Hall of Famer and former University of Maryland head basketball coach, for excellence in their fields, dedication to helping others, and for being a coach in life to so many both on and off the field/court. We will also have a performance by rhythm and funk band, Kool and The Gang. All proceeds from the event go directly to benefit the work of the Foundation and the children we impact.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, working throughout the country with community-based youth organizations to serve at-risk young people and build Youth Development Parks in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001, the Foundation is led by former Major League Baseball players, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken, and was named in memory of their father, Cal, Sr. The life lessons of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic are keys to success for all young people, especially those living in disadvantaged circumstances.

Click here to view the 14th Annual Aspire Gala invite and sponsorship details. You can also contact Carrie LeBow, Executive Vice President, Resource Development & Marketing, at clebow@ripkenfoundation.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Honorees


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    Football Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle, Jonathan Ogden

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    Naismith Hall of Famer and former University of Maryland head basketball coach, Gary Williams

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    Rhythm and funk band, Kool and The Gang

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