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Cal Ripken Baseball Camp Heading to FSU
01/29/2002

Ripken Baseball is pleased to announce plans to visit the campus of Frostburg State University, in Frostburg, MD, as part of their 2002 Ripken Baseball Camps Tour. The camp will be held in two sessions: July 21-26, 2002, and July 28-August 2, 2002.

Each session of the five-day camp can accommodate up to 160 campers between the ages of 9 and 18. Both overnight and day campers are welcome. The baseball portion of the camp will run from 8:30 am-4:00 pm daily. The schedule will consist of warm-ups, practice drills and stations, as well as instructional games. All campers will receive a full uniform, including home and away jerseys, a team photo and a Ripken Baseball diploma. Lunch is provided for day campers. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightly recreational activities are provided for overnight campers.

The curriculum of Ripken Baseball has been passed down directly from Cal Ripken, Sr., who played, coached and managed in the Baltimore Orioles organization for 37 years. When Ripken, Sr. passed away in the spring of 1999, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken decided to continue running the programs in an effort to carry on their father's legacy of baseball instruction.

"Frostburg State University is honored to have been chosen as the site for this outstanding summer camp for young athletes. Given the veneration that the name Ripken generates in fans everywhere, old and young, this camp is certain to attract many talented young players from the region and beyond. We are proud of the University's physical facilities and the natural beauty of our location and look forward to sharing them with the Ripken camp," said Frostburg President, Dr. Catherine R. Gira.

Frostburg State University is an NCAA Division III school located two and a half hours from Baltimore. Its athletic facilities include a baseball field with refurbished dugouts, outdoor batting cages and renovated infield, indoor hitting and practice facilities and a new softball complex, which will open in the spring of 2002.

The Ripken Baseball Camp Tour was founded by future Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and is directed by brother and former major leaguer, Bill Ripken. The tour will also be visiting Moses Lake, WA and Lenexa, KS this summer. Those looking for more information can visit www.ripkenbaseball.com or call 800-486-0850.

Web Address for More Information: http://www.ripkenbaseball.com/

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu