- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 11, 2004

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. will be “roasted” tomorrow night at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington in a charity event for the National Capital Chapter of the National MS Society.

Emceed by Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet, the evening will feature pro sports and media celebrity roasters, led by Cal’s brother, Bill Ripken. The evening begins at 6:30 with a reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and live auction of sports memorabilia. Proceeds from ticket and table sales will benefit both the National MS Society and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

“I’m pleased to be able to help raise funds for both our foundation and the MS Society,” Ripken said. “The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s goal of reaching out to disadvantaged youth has always been important to me. I am also aware of the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis and I’m honored to play a role in helping to help strike out this disease.”

Funds earmarked for the MS Society will help provide services and programs for the 18,000 people affected by multiple sclerosis in the Washington metropolitan area and support research into the cause and cure for the disease. Funds for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will further the organization’s efforts to use baseball, taught the “Ripken Way,” as a tool to help young people develop positive character traits and a healthy lifestyle.

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