Partners with Corrective Education Company to Support Badges for Baseball
September 6, 2016 (Baltimore) - Walmart with the support of Corrective
Education Company donates $200,000 to the "Badges for Baseball" program, part of
the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
Badges for Baseball is a juvenile crime prevention initiative created in
collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice. It's a simple concept: pair
kids together with members of law enforcement to play and learn.
Walmart is proud to support such a life-changing program.
"We have seen the transformative power of youth sports to teach vital lessons
like teamwork, communication, respect and leadership," said Paul Jaeckle, Senior
Director, Asset Protection Strategy and Solutions Design at Walmart. "We want to
positively influence future generations. This donation will enable more
teams to form, with curriculum reaching 1,500 more kids."
Badges for Baseball's outreach focuses on underserved communities. Coaches teach
important lessons that extend both on and off the field.
"Walmart and Corrective Education Company stand together to strengthen the
families in our communities. CEC is grateful to Walmart for making this exciting
partnership with Badges for Baseball possible," said Brian Ashton, Corrective
Education Company CEO.
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and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1
billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart
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About CEC: CEC is a leader in restorative justice, occupying a unique
niche in the loss prevention market. CEC's program enables first-time offenders
to correct their mistakes and avoid prosecution. Retailers can reallocate loss
prevention resources and law enforcement can focus their efforts in more
effective ways for their individual communities. CEC works with individuals,
retailers, law enforcement, prosecutors and parents to provide a successful,
equitable and more efficient alternative to judicial prosecution. We are
changing lives, making communities safer and restoring confidence between
private and public sectors.