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Walmart contributes $200K to 'Badges for Baseball'


BALTIMORE - Walmart, with the support of Corrective Education Company, on Tuesday donated $200,000 to the "Badges for Baseball" program, part of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

Badges for Baseball is a juvenile crime prevention initiative created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice. It's a simple concept: pair kids together with members of law enforcement to play and learn.

"We have seen the transformative power of youth sports to teach vital lessons like teamwork, communication, respect and leadership," stated Paul Jaeckle, senior director, asset protection strategy and solutions design at Walmart. "We want to positively influence future generations. This donation will enable more teams to form, with the curriculum reaching 1,500 more kids."

Badges for Baseball's outreach focuses on underserved communities. Coaches teach important lessons that extend both on and off the field.

"Walmart and Corrective Education Company stand together to strengthen the families in our communities. CEC is grateful to Walmart for making this exciting partnership with Badges for Baseball possible," added Brian Ashton, Corrective Education Company CEO.


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