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Badges For Baseball Expands to Fox Valley


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to kick-off Fox Valley program


APPLETON - After the success of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Badges for Baseball program in Milwaukee, the program is expanding to the Fox Valley.  As a partner in the Badges for Baseball program, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will present the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation with a check for $100,000 to expand the program to the Appleton area at a press conference at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley.


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen


Badges for Baseball Kick-off


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Press Conference to start at 1:30 p.m.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley


117 South Locust Street


Appleton, WI  54914


Badges for Baseball is a partnership between Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation, volunteers from the Outagamie Sheriff's Department, Appleton Police Department, Grand Chute Police Department, Neenah Police Department, Appleton Fire Department, and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. 


The program provides about 200 young children in the Appleton area an opportunity to build character and learn life's critical lessons while being mentored by public safety officials in many of the police districts throughout the Fox Valley.  This partnership sets out to build relationships and mutual respect between children and law enforcement all while providing a structured setting of learning, curriculum and value of teamwork.