Check out the In the News section on the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Webpage, http://www.ripkenfoundation.org/news.php and scroll to the August 3rd entry! The Ripken Foundation asked us to send in an article and pictures of the silent auction and 5K, but we never imagined that they would be posted front and center on their main webpage!
To give you an update on the progress of the field: To date, $65,000 has been raised for the field. The Ripken Foundation and the East Wilco Challenger League of Hutto are working hard on grant applications, sponsorships, etc. to raise the remaining $285,000 to make this All Ability field a reality in Central Texas. If you have some time, go to http://www.ripkenfoundation.org/ydpark.php and check out the many cities that the Ripken Foundation is impacting. It’s amazing all that they have done to help children with special needs and disadvantaged youth through these fields and the game of baseball! It takes time (sometimes years!) to complete projects like this, but both the Ripken Foundation and the EWCL are committed to seeing this project completed for the youth in our area.
Our group was blessed to be able to raise money in memory of Samantha for this awesome cause. We are grateful that there are groups like the Ripken Foundation and East Wilco Challenger Sports that we can support!