BALTIMORE, MD - On Friday, October 25, 2019, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/KELLY Payroll (KELLY) served as a platinum sponsor of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s 2019 College Season Tip-Off at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore.
Now in its ninth year, the annual event brings together some of the greatest coaches in college basketball for a pre-season panel discussion in support of the Foundation. Moderated by ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, this year’s expert panel included past and present basketball coaches from the University of Maryland, Villanova University and Michigan State University. All proceeds from the event go directly to benefit the work of the Foundation and the children it impacts.
Founded in 2001, The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation works throughout the country with community-based youth organizations to serve at-risk young people and build Youth Development Parks in America’s most distressed communities. The organization helps teach youth the critical life lessons of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, personal responsibility and a strong work ethic as the keys to achieving their full potential. Since its inception, the Foundation has reached more than one million young people in communities across all 50 states and beyond.