Baltimore, Md. – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today broke ground at the future site of Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park in West Baltimore. Recognizing the need for change within the Baltimore community, the Ripken Foundation and BGE will develop the Youth Development Park to provide youth in the West Baltimore community with mentorship through sports and recreation.
Speakers from the ribbon cutting ceremony included Cal Ripken Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer and Ripken Foundation vice-chairman; Eddie Murray, Baseball Hall of Famer; Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO, BGE; and Steve Salem, President, Ripken Foundation.
“It’s with great pride that we dedicate this field to my dear friend, Eddie Murray,” said Cal Ripken Jr. “Kids in our local communities need our help now more than ever, especially when it comes to finding a positive environment where they can play, learn and grow. Because of our dedicated partners in BGE, we can provide the youth in West Baltimore with a safe place to simply be kids.”
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