BALTIMORE, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 the 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.
About Walmart: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,528 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries 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 continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.
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. www.correctiveeducation.com
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SOURCE Corrective Education Company