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Posted by: Mrs. Singy on Feb 12, 2012 at 10:50:39 PM

We all heart-melt over a good non-profit cause, especially when we are face-to-face with the people so passionately standing behind it.

At the eighth annual Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Aspire Gala February 10 in Baltimore, Cal and brother Billy Ripken, founders of this organization (ripkenfoundation.org) in honor of their father, described how they help to get kids off drug-infested streets in less desirable neighborhoods around the country, and onto baseball fields to otherwise divert their attention.

"We use baseball as a hook," said Cal in front of an enormous audience of supporters in a downtown Baltimore hotel, in an Academy Award kind of setting, to get young kids in distressed communities off the street and onto the field so they can be influenced by better factors – and people

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