Saint Agnes and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Save Historic Field, Hospital Reveals New Master Plan for Former Cardinal Gibbons Property
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Saint Agnes Medical Center and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Inc. are teaming up to save the field on which Babe Ruth played as a young man. The partnership is part of Saint Agnes' vision for the former site of Cardinal Gibbons School, which the hospital purchased from the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2012. The 32-acre site will soon become a mixed-use development, featuring green space, community services, recreational facilities, and grand housing, which will provide affordable housing to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The field will be positioned on the exact site where the legendary slugger played baseball in the early 1900s, with home plate in the same location as it was when Babe played there. The partnership between Saint Agnes and the Cal Ripken, Foundation was a natural fit, as both organizations share a similar commitment to community. With a goal of building Youth Development Parks across the country to provide at-risk youth clean, safe places to play and learn, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has been able to complete 14 of these parks to date.
Randy Acosta Joins Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Inc. as Senior Director of Development
Sep 26 12
Randy Acosta has joined the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Inc. as senior director of development. Acosta will collaborate with executive leadership to direct the coordination and implementation of resource development programs on behalf of the Ripken Foundation's goals and objectives to maximize potential and increase support. Previously, Acosta served as executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County. During his tenure, Acosta successfully established corporate, government and community partnerships to enhance the opportunities available for local youth and community within the Harford County region. In his new role with the Ripken Foundation, Acosta will be responsible for coordinating and executing annual special events and raising funds to support and expand Foundation programming. Additionally, he will assist with overall marketing and branding of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.