Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Group 1001 Partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to Open Youth Development Park

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Executive Vice President Chuck Brady, President & CEO of Clear Spring Insurance Jim Purvis, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County President & CEO Jaene Miranda, and Chief Club Operations Officer Steven Cornette cutting the ribbon to the Cal Ripken Field with Marjorie S. Fisher Club members

On Tuesday, May 16th, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) and Group 1001 proudly cut the ribbon on a new Youth Development Park in West Palm Beach, Florida, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with synthetic turf and provides an outdoor recreational space for West Palm Beach youth to learn, play, and grow.

The ribbon-cutting event featured guest speakers from CRSF, Group 1001, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Children from Boys & Girls Clubs participated in a sports clinic, led by Ripken Foundation staff and law enforcement mentors from the West Palm Beach Sherriff’s Office on the new field, marking the first time they were able to utilize the facility.

Chuck Brady, Executive Vice President of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, expressed his excitement about the new facility, saying, “We are thrilled to open this Youth Development Park in partnership with Group 1001 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Our mission is to help underserved and distressed communities, and this facility provides a safe and fun place for kids to learn important life skills through sports and recreation.”

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to strengthen communities by advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks and STEM Centers, partnering with law enforcement and youth-service agencies, and addressing community needs through its national program initiatives.



Group 1001 Insurance Holdings, LLC is a financial services enterprise focused on making insurance more useful and intuitive for everyone. Group 1001 and its subsidiaries are committed to investing in strategic partnerships as part of their mission to transform communities through sports and education.

The new facility is expected to serve the West Palm Beach community for years to come and will provide opportunities for youth development and positive growth.

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