Best Of 2020

Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories. 

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Cal Ripken Jr.

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation formed the Strike Out Hunger campaign to support Feeding America, a nonprofit organization that helps feed those in need.

To promote the campaign, Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. joined Twitter.

“I thought it was a great opportunity to go on, spread the word, ask people to help,” Ripken said in April. “… For [every] dollar that you give, that’s 10 meals distributed. Just think of the impact you could have for $10 or $5. I would never underestimate those sorts of small contributions that can add up to big help.”

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles 

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