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Van Hollen to Throw Out First Pitch at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Game


Appleton - Members of the Appleton Area Badges for Baseball program will be guests of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for their Wednesday, August 4, 2010 game versus the Peoria Chiefs. This event will highlight the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation's Badges for Baseball program in the Milwaukee and Fox Valley areas. As a part of pre-game ceremonies, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Badges for Baseball Program partner, has been invited to throw out the traditional first pitch.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
Badges for Baseball Participants
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Game start:  12:05 p.m.
Fox Cities Stadium
Appleton, Wisconsin


Badges for Baseball is a program that was brought to Wisconsin last year and is a partnership between Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation. In the first year, the program provided between 200 and 300 young children in the Fox Valley area the opportunity to build character and learn life's critical lessons while being mentored by public safety officials in police districts throughout the Region. After the initial success of the Milwaukee program in 2009, the program expanded to include young children in the Fox Valley area.