May 18, 2023
On Tuesday, May 16th, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) and Group 1001 proudly cut the ribbon on a new Youth Development Park in West Palm Beach, Florida, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with synthetic turf and provides an outdoor recreational space for West Palm Beach youth to learn, play, and grow.
The ribbon-cutting event featured guest speakers from CRSF, Group 1001, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs participated in a sports clinic, led by Ripken Foundation staff and law enforcement mentors from the West Palm Beach Sherriff’s Office on the new field, marking the first time they were able to utilize the facility.
Chuck Brady, Executive Vice President of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, expressed his excitement about the new facility, saying, "We are thrilled to open this Youth Development Park in partnership with Group 1001 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Our mission is to help underserved and distressed communities, and this facility provides a safe and fun place for kids to learn important life skills through sports and recreation."
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to strengthen communities by advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks and STEM Centers, partnering with law enforcement and youth-service agencies, and addressing community needs through its national program initiatives.
Group 1001 Insurance Holdings, LLC is a financial services enterprise focused on making insurance more useful and intuitive for everyone. Group 1001 and its subsidiaries are committed to investing in strategic partnerships as part of their mission to transform communities through sports and education.
The new facility is expected to serve the West Palm Beach community for years to come and will provide opportunities for youth development and positive growth.
For more information about the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Youth Development Park initiative, please visit here.
About the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to strengthen America’s most underserved and distressed communities by supporting and advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks, partnering with law enforcement and youth service agencies, and addressing community needs through its national program initiatives. Founded in 2001, the Foundation is led by former Major League Baseball players, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken, and was named in memory of their father, Cal, Sr. The life lessons of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic are keys to success for all young people, especially those living in disadvantaged circumstances. Learn more at www.ripkenfoundation.org.
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