June was a busy month for MPR, promoting the good works of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF). From the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico to Tampa and over to Jacksonville, Florida, we’ve earned media attention and helped communities better understand how our client is making a difference in their lives. 

The Foundation launched an inaugural STEM Summit, engaging professional development for educators in Odessa, Texas to help support the installation of 134 STEM centers in the Permian Basin by 2024. CRSF’s Badges for Baseball Clinic in Tampa, Florida took place the same day. Badges for Baseball builds positive relationships between the community’s youth and law enforcement through the joy of sports. 

On June 21, CRSF, in partnership with Group 1001 and the Jacksonville Jaguars, unveiled a state-of-the-art Youth Development Park in Jacksonville, Florida, in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. The new park, which consists of a synthetic turf facility, is designed to provide Jacksonville’s youth with accessible outdoor recreational spaces to learn, play, and grow. The park now serves as a hub for fostering social development and empowering young individuals in the community.  

Steve Salem, President & CEO of CRSF, speaking on the STEM Summit in Odessa, Texas:

“We are thrilled to provide educators with a unique opportunity to enhance their teaching methods and inspire their students through the STEM Summit. This event will equip teachers with the necessary tools and knowledge to integrate STEM practices into their classrooms, fostering a love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among their students.” 

Courtney Stephens, Assistant Director of Programs & Grants at CRSF, speaking on the Badges for Baseball Clinic in Tampa, Florida:

“At the foundation, we realize not every kid has access to quality role models and we really like partnering with organizations like Tampa Parks and Rec who make it their mission to provide kids all these additional enrichment opportunities and experiences.” 

President & CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, Paul Martinez, said,

“The area clubs are dedicated to providing these types of safe spaces where young people can reach their full potential through academics, sports, the arts and more. This … park completes our long-term redevelopment of this city park and community center into the state-of-the-art Clanzel T. Brown Boys & Girls Club serving local kids and teens who need us most.” 

Maroon PR successfully secured media coverage in both Odessa, Tampa and Jacksonville by employing a targeted and strategic approach. Our job is to know the local media landscape, identify relevant outlets and tailor our pitches. Through persistent follow-ups and personalized outreach, we were able to secure coverage in prominent television stations, print, social media posts and online platforms, ensuring our clients message reached the target audience effectively. We’re grateful to CRSF, for the work that they do and for the difference they make across the country every day. We love to tell their stories. 


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