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Badges For Baseball
A juvenile crime prevention initiative, Badges for Baseball, is a collaborative project with the U.S. Department of Justice where cops are paired with kids to play and learn together. Using baseball as the hook, it works to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and at-risk kids in underserved communities across the country.
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
Producer of the Badges For Baseball program and the baseball clinic being help, The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America’s most distressed communities.
The Country music artist released his debut single “Shine” in the fall of 2008, debuting at #25 on iTunes Country Chart, reached the TOP #50 on Billboard’s Country Charts. Video of the song about the loss of his father, “Hey Dad”, has been viewed over 40 million times online.
During college, Matt Stillwell played baseball at Western Carolina University where he was an All Conference player on the Catamount’s Southern Conference Championship Baseball teams. Baseball turned into music and Stillwell has since been traveling across the country in his custom wrapped Budweiser bus headlining his own shows, as well as opening for most of today’s country superstars.
Stillwell kicks off the Badges For Baseball Tour on April 28 in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium. Stillwell, using his love for baseball, kids, and law enforcement, will lead clinics at other local Boys & Girls Clubs, play a VIP concert partnered with country radio and the MLB team pre-game and be recognized with the kids, cops, and program during the game. The St Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins, Miami Marlins, and Kansas City Royals will follow in 2017 with more possible teams being added. You can share on Facebook that you’re going – just click the link highlighted.