Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation - Donate Today
Arthur Ekrem Conculting, LLC offers support for a foundation which has been undertaken by Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal said it best: "I never perceive of myself as a hero of any kind. I'm just a baseball player... but if you are in a position to influence people's lives, why not do all you can to cast it in a positive light."
The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal, Sr. They work to create baseball and softball programs and facilities that positively impact disadvantaged youth by combining the principles represented by the Ripken name, the power of Cal, Jr. as a modern day hero and role model, and the universal appeal of baseball.
Today, more than 7 million American kids struggle with poverty, obesity, poor quality of education, the lack of adult role models, or the persistent presence of drugs and violence. Through baseball and softball, the Foundation works with kids in need to instill leadership qualities, a strong work ethic, sportsmanship and healthy habits.
The Mission is "To use baseball taught "The Ripken Way" as a tool to help young people develop positive character traits such as leadership, teamwork and good sportsmanship, as well as a healthy lifestyle." The Ripken Foundation benefits thousands of youth annually through a variety of community efforts.
Make checks payable to "Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation", and mail to:
Membership Relations Manager
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
1427 Clarkview Rd., Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21209