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.