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On March 21-22, 1968 a snowstorm blew into North Mississippi with accumulations up to umpteen inches according to those who survived to exaggerate the story. Question is: Do you think we will experience snowfall with accumulation this March?

Annual Badges for Baseball program kicks off April 3

The 2014 Mississippi Badges for Baseball kickoff training will be held Thursday, April 3 at 9 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 630 Highway 51 North, Batesville.

The event is co-sponsored by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation staff, Mississippi Department of Human Services, local law enforcement from participating communities and representatives from partnering community based organizations.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF), in partnership with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), will host the 2014 Badges for Baseball kickoff training for community-based partners and law enforcement mentors.

Since 2008, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General and the Mississippi Department of Human Services, has provided financial support, equipment, special events, overnight camp opportunities and curriculum to community-based partners in 15 cities and towns across the state of Mississippi.

Badges for Baseball is a juvenile crime prevention program created by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice. It’s a simple concept: pair police and kids together to play and learn. The program reshapes the relationship between law enforcement and kids living in under-served communities across the country. Since 2008, more than 15,750 youth in Mississippi have benefitted from the program, and in 2014, an additional 1,000 children will be impacted.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation uses baseball and softball themed programs to help build character and teach critical life lessons to under-served youth residing in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal, Sr., the Foundation works to create programs that positively impact at-risk youth through active community partnerships with America’s most successful youth serving organizations.

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