The Virginia Office of the Attorney General and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Hosting College Day Experience at UMW on September 29

WHAT:                  2012 College Day Experience at University of Mary Washington


WHO:                    Amy Wight, Director, Gang Reduction & Intervention Program, VA Office of the Attorney General

                                Richard V. Hurley, President, University of Mary Washington

                                Ken Tyler, Athletic Director, University of Mary Washington

                                University of Mary Washington Athletes & Student Ambassadors

                                Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, Lynchburg and Virginia Peninsula

                                Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Staff 


WHEN:                  September 29, 2012 | TIME: 11:00 a.m.

  • 11:30am - Campus Tour
  • 12:45pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - University Speakers
  • 2:15pm - Quickball Tournament with the UMW baseball team and Ripken Foundation staff at

V. Earl Dickinson Stadium

                                **Invitation Only event; Not open to the general public.


WHERE:                University of Mary Washington

(1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg VA  22401)


WHY:                     The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) in partnership with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General will host a College Day Experience at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, September 29th.  Approximately 75 youth from the Commonwealth of Virginia will visit the campus for a day filled with Quickball, campus tours, guest speakers and lunch at the ball field.  The event aims to expose children to college life and show them that they can achieve a college education through hard work and dedication.


                                Students will explore the campus of Mary Washington for a look at college life and the opportunity to hear from positive adult role models on the importance of higher education.


The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation uses baseball and softball themed programs to help build character and teach critical life lessons to underserved youth residing in America’s most distressed communities.  Founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal, Sr., the Foundation works to create programs that positively impact at-risk youth through active community partnerships with America’s most successful youth service organizations.

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