SpringSpirit’s Badges for Baseball Program

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Dave Coolidge has years of experience as a business leader and financial professional. Outside of his work, Dave Coolidge supports a number of local and national charities, including SpringSpirit.

A youth athletics organization, SpringSpirit helps children achieve life goals through sports, education, and other services rooted in Christian values. To enhance its services, SpringSpirit has partnered with a number of organizations, such as the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Through this union, SpringSpirit has joined the Badges for Baseball program, a service established by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the US Department of Justice with the goal of steering young people away from crime.

The Badges for Baseball program offers children in the nation’s most under-served neighborhoods with the opportunity to play and learn the fundamentals of baseball with law enforcement officers. The program sees police officers and other law enforcement professionals coach youth teams, as well as provide education through the Healthy Choices, Healthy Children curriculum, which teaches the importance of teamwork, leadership, respect, and communication in all areas of life.