May 31, 2019
The multi-sport, synthetic turf field will provide local youth with a safe place to learn, play and compete
Chicago, Ill – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Group1001 partnered with the Chicago Park District to unveil a multisport playing field at Park 580 “Read-Dunning” in the Dunning Community Area of Chicago. The new park with synthetic turf athletic field will serve the future Taft Junior High School’s athletic teams, Saint Patrick High School athletic teams, Chicago Cubs RBI, as well as community little leagues and local elementary schools, providing local youth with a safe place to learn, play and compete.
“Being active and playing sports taught me so many valuable life lessons,” said Ripken. “Thanks to the generous donors and supporters, kids in this community will have a safe space to play sports and grow, and learn a lot of those same lessons.”
The multisport synthetic turf playing field is lined for youth baseball/softball and soccer and complete with a digital scoreboard, backstop, dugouts and fencing. The Chicago Park District will manage and maintain the field and work closely with the Ripken Foundation and other partners to create programs to engage at-risk young peopl...
Sep 21, 2019
USA Track & Field Olympians, Mark Crear and Sharrieffa Barksdale, and Salinas Police Officers mentor at-risk youth at Ripken Foundation clinic
Salinas, CA (September 21, 2019) – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Group1001 hosted a Badges for Baseball clinic yesterday with more than 80 local children. The event aime...
May 8, 2019
New field in East Austin to provide Club youth with Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area with a safe place to learn, play and compete
Austin, TX - The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Group1001 today joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area (BGCAA) to unveil a multisport playing field on BGCAA’s Home Club o...
Mar 22, 2019
Austin Police Department and USA Track & Field Olympians Michelle Carter and Kori Carter to mentor at Ripken Foundation clinics
Austin, TX - The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Group1001, and Olympians Michelle Carter and Kori Carter hosted two events this week that aim to reshape the relationship between law enforcemen...
Sep 17, 2018
Sonoma, CA - Group1001 and IndyCar rookie driver Zach Veach today announced a partnership with leading education technology company EVERFI, Inc that will bring hands-on STEM teaching to classrooms nationwide and inspire the next generation of engineers.
The interactive STEM education program, called Endeavor, introduces...
Sep 8, 2018
Together with Group1001 and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the new field will provide local youth with a clean, safe place to learn, play and grow
Pittsburgh, PA - The City of Pittsburgh, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Dan Towriss, CEO of Group1001, today announced plans to design and construct a new youth athletic...