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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to join Madison baseball fans at tomorrow night’s Mallards game as he throws a ceremonial “first pitch” in support of the Wisconsin Badges for Baseball Program, a partnership through the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
Attorney General Van Hollen is scheduled to take to the pitcher’s mound tomorrow night at roughly 6:45 p.m., ahead of the Mallards’ game versus the Kenosha Kingfish at 7:05 pm. Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County will join the Attorney General and others for the game at Madison’s Warner Park.
This marks the sixth year for the Wisconsin Badges for Baseball Program. Since 2009, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, has provided financial support, equipment, special events, overnight camp opportunities and curriculum to community-based partners in several communities across Wisconsin. Since 2009, several thousand children have benefitted from this program.
“I thank the Mallards, who have been longtime supporters of ‘Badges,’ for another opportunity to highlight the positive work of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and our many law enforcement agencies statewide. This program, its tremendous impact on children and its sustainability all depend on dedicated partners, in law enforcement and elsewhere, who devote their time and energy to ensuring its success,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.
Badges for Baseball is a juvenile crime prevention program created by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice. It pairs police and kids together to play and learn. The program re-shapes the relationship between law enforcement and kids living in communities across the country. More information is available at http://www.ripkenfoundation.org/