Badges for Baseball Camp at Kasch Park
August 9, 2017
The Foundation recently teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and the Everett Police Department in the Badges for Baseball Camp at Kasch Park! Over 220 girls and boys attended to practice their baseball and softball skills with local officers. Click here for more information on our Team Cops and Kids Initiative.
Ripken Foundation Joins the Minneapolis Police Department’s Bike Cops for Kids Program for a Day
July 27, 2017
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation was lucky enough to spend one day with the Minneapolis Police Department and participate in their Bike Cops and Kids Program. These photos tell the larger story of the program’s reach and impact in the Minneapolis community.
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Opens Jake Owen Field in Vero Beach, Florida
July 18, 2017
We are proud to spread positivity with our 66th Youth Development Park, Jake Owen Field, providing local youth with a clean, safe place to learn, play and grow in Vero Beach, FL.
Click here to watch a Facebook Live video from the park’s opening day featuring Jake Owen, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Kevin Harvick.
June 5, 2017
Our juvenile crime prevention initiative “Badges for Baseball” fosters positive relationships between at-risk youth and law enforcement in communities all across the nation. In 2016, the program ran in 372 communities in 18 states impacting over 28,837 at-risk youth with the help of 1,620 law enforcement officers and other professional youth mentors.
The #TeamCopsandKids initiative shines a light on the success stories coming out of these amazing partnerships.