RIPKEN FOUNDATION PROMOTING CHILD ATHLETE SAFETY

March 19, 2013|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — — “As Cal Ripken Jr. watched the news unfold of the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University, he decided to take on the chief question before the sporting community: “What can we do to make kids safer?”

“The Orioles Hall of Famer enlisted his foundation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to draft guidelines using the research and input of leading sports scientists, pediatricians and advocates for screening coaches and volunteers. The goal is to empower child athletes and expose predators.”

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