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The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to break ground on 100th youth development park in Cherry Hill

Cal Ripken Jr.
Posted at 12:38 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 12:38:10-04

BALTIMORE — On Thursday, The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation announced that it will be breaking ground on its 100th Youth Development Park at Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill.

These parks have a multi-purpose turf that provides kids with safe places to play and learn. They are now in cities all across the country and each costs in excess of $1M to build.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps raise money; contributes money; works with municipalities and donors; and then builds the parks and gifts them to a local youth-serving organization, like YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. They also make it a point to stay connected to the programs that they run at these parks.

This particular project will be done in partnership with Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership.