Every year, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation hosts a one-of-a-kind gala, which has become the Foundation’s most successful fundraiser. Honorees are selected from the fields of entertainment, business, and sports and are recognized for their leadership, dedication to their field, and commitment to philanthropy.
The 2011 Aspire Gala promises to be one of our best events yet! On February 25, 2011, we will honor Andre Agassi, Richard Marriott, and Senator Frank and Janet Kelly at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. To learn more about the event, our honorees, and sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Some past honorees include College Football Hall of Fame coach and ESPN analyst, Lou Holtz; National Baseball Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Earl Weaver, and Tony Gwynn; World Series Champion Pitcher, Jamie Moyer; John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted; co-founder of MBNA Corporation, Charles M. Cawley; AOL founder, Steve Case; Priceline co-founder, Jord Poster; and Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning
In addition to the honorees, guests include many other celebrities and individuals outstanding in their respective fields. The Aspire Gala not only honors positive role models, but also presents an opportunity to learn more about what the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is doing across the country for at-risk youth.
Please contact Carrie LeBow, Vice President, Resource Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Established in 1976, Youth Challenge offers free year-round adapted sports and recreational programming throughout the Greater Cleveland area to children with such disabilities as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and hearing or sight impairments. Participants are paired up at each program with a teenage volunteer who is trained to work and play with a child with a physical disability. Over 180 programs are offered each year including basketball, baseball, swimming, skiing, tennis, arts and crafts, music, sailing, bowling, nature programs, dancing and field trips.
For more information visit: www.youthchallengesports.com
The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Through special events, grants, and technical assistance, the Foundation supports recreational programs with a focus on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities. The Foundation favors programs that clearly demonstrate that funds received will produce tangible, ongoing, positive results.