On Monday, August 11, local children teamed up with Lee County Sheriff and Emergency Management personnel for a special community outreach project.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach
critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people living in America’s
most distressed communities through baseball- and softball-themed
Teams were assembled from Lee county public safety as well as the Boys and Girls Club and parents, where a softball game was held!
The program, "Badges for Baseball", was created in
collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice as a juvenile crime
prevention initiative. It’s a simple concept: pair cops and kids
together to play and learn. It works to enhance the relationship between
law enforcement and kids in underserved communities across the country
using baseball as the hook.