Milwaukee Youth to attend Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation week-long event

NeighborhoodHouseofMilwaukee will take part in this year’s Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation overnight camp in Aberdeen, MD the week of August 26 – 30, 2013. Selected for their leadership qualities, four girls age 10-14 will attend, accompanied by Niki Espy, Neighborhood House staff member.

The week-long camp is an opportunity for deserving young people from across the country to come together to learn baseball The Ripken Way while simultaneously developing life-long character traits that will help them continue on the path to success.

Neighborhood House’s youth Badges for Baseball program was cited by the Cal Ripkin Sr. Foundation as one of the best in the country and earned “best practice” status, as well as Affiliate Status with the Foundation.

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation programs are based on Cal Sr.’s philosophy that “everything you do in baseball you do in life, and everything you do in life, you do in baseball.” The ball field becomes a place to teach life lessons that will help young people become not only successful in the game of baseball, but also in the game of life. Lessons on teamwork, leadership, respect, communication, developing good life habits, and making good choices apply to life both on and off the field. The week is designed to integrate these lessons into all activities including baseball skills stations, ropes courses, team building games, and special presentations. More at

Widge Liccione
Development Director
(414) 933-6161 Ext. 127