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Badges for Baseball
Attorney General Roy Cooper has teamed up with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to bring Badges for Baseball to North Carolina. Badges for Baseball pairs law enforcement professionals with North Carolina youth as mentors and coaches.
Badges for Baseball gives young people a positive way to spend their time after school when they’re most likely to get in trouble. The program uses baseball and softball to engage kids with positive role models. Kids learn the basics of baseball and softball while also learning character development.
In North Carolina, Badges for Baseball has served more than 25,000 young people in 20 North Carolina communities. Across the state, dozens of officers are participating in the program through Boys and Girls Clubs and Police Athletic Leagues.
Badges for Baseball is made possible in North Carolina through grants from both the North Carolina Department of Justice and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
North Carolina law enforcement officers who are interested in serving as mentors through the program can contact SBI Agent Kevin Snead
at (919) 662-4500.