BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- On November 17th, 2016, Frank Kelly III, CEO of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group and KELLY Payroll joined Cal Ripken, Jr. and many others to celebrate the dedication of the new Babe Ruth Field at Gibbons Commons, across Caton Avenue from St. Agnes Hospital in southwest Baltimore.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in partnership with St. Agnes Healthcare, dedicated its 60th “Youth Development Park” nationwide. The newest site is where baseball legend Babe Ruth played baseball as a kid. “Many at-risk youth will be blessed by this awesome field as they focus on physical wellness and develop personal relationships which will help build a strong foundation for their future and for that reason both my father and I are honored to serve on the Board”, stated Frank Kelly III.
Also present at the ribbon-cutting were Jonathan and Christine Huxtable, who lost their 4-year old son, Benjamin, to a tragic baseball accident in Lutherville, Maryland in 2005. The Babe Ruth Field serves as a memorial to Benjamin who loved the game of baseball.
The multi-purpose, synthetic turf facility is located on the site of the former Cardinal Gibbons School and the former St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, which Babe Ruth attended.
In 1976, former Maryland State Senator Francis X. (Frank) Kelly and his wife, Janet, founded a small insurance company in the basement of their Timonium, Maryland home. Today, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group (KELLY) is the region’s leading health insurance broker/administrator, which consists of multiple companies that provide integrated total benefits, payroll and workforce management solutions for employers of every size.
Senator Kelly is now the Chairman of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group and Frank Kelly III, the eldest son of Janet and Frank, serves as CEO of the KELLY companies. Frank and Janet Kelly’s other sons, John, David and Bryan, are key leaders in the business serving in chief roles as well as presidents of KELLY’s entities and divisions.
The expanding enterprise, serves over 10,000 corporate clients
and employs more than 450 people serving companies that range in size from sole proprietors to corporations with more than 20,000 employees. Based in Baltimore County since its inception, the organization moved its headquarters to Sparks, Maryland in 2015 and has regional offices in Rockville, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware.
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group has won recognition as Maryland’s largest Employee Benefits Administrator by The Baltimore Business Journal for fifteen consecutive years, and was awarded the Family Business Award of Excellence through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® program in 2013.