Tampa Parks & Recreation and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Badges for Baseball Program Host Multi-Sport Community Clinic
WHAT: The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF), in partnership with the City of Tampa Parks & Recreation is hosting a Badges for Baseball multi-sport clinic for local underserved youth.
The clinic which will take place at the NFL Y.E.T. Center is the latest collaboration between CRSF, Tampa Parks & Recreation, the Tampa Police Department, and Tampa Fire Rescue, continuing a relationship that began in 2016 with the building of the Sulphur Springs Youth Development Park through CRSF’s Youth Development Park program. Participating partner organizations also include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Tampa Bay Rowdies.
WHO: Jamal Jefferson, Tampa Parks & Recreation Jackson Heights Site Supervisor; Courtney Stephens, Assistant Director of Programs & Grants for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Glazer Family Field at NFL Y.E.T. Center, 3310 E. Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610
About the City of Tampa Parks & Recreation:
Tampa Parks & Recreation is an NRPA Gold Medal recipient and CAPRA-accredited agency with a mission to provide and preserve quality parks and recreation opportunities for all. Operating in a highly urbanized environment, we are dedicated to offering safe community green spaces that are conveniently accessible to all residents. With continued support from trusted partners and local community participation, we look forward to continuing to offer new, fun, and educational recreation and environmental stewardship opportunities throughout our community.
More About Badges for Baseball:
CRSF Badges for Baseball is an evidence based juvenile crime prevention and youth mentoring program that pairs underserved youth with law enforcement mentors from local communities who use team sports to tech valuable life lessons. Created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, Badges targets America’s most vulnerable youth, including those in low-income families, single-parent homes, and children of active military members.