Kelly Ripken program

MARYLAND SCENE

July 04, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Kelly Ripken honored her own team, the medical group behind the Kelly G. Ripken Program: A Johns Hopkins Resource for Thyroid Education and Patient Care, at a party before an O's game at Camden Yards.

Some 150 fans of Cal Ripken Jr.'s wife gathered in the Designated Hitter's Lounge of the Camden Yards warehouse for a barbecue buffet and a raffle of some Orioles treasures.

Daughter Rachel Ripken, 9, provided enchanting entertainment in her prize descriptions. A Cal Ripken baseball, for instance, was "also signed." And a B. J. Surhoff bat was "used." Good thing the bat's winner didn't seem to mind. In fact, a good time was had by all.

Partygoers included Dr. Paul Ladenson, Kelly G. Ripken Program co-chair (along with Kelly Ripken); Winston Smith, program volunteer; Mary Ann Cricchio, event chair; Bob Geer, Kelly's dad and president of the Kelly & Cal Ripken Jr. Foundation; Pamela Holland, Knoll Pharmaceutical Co.'s communications manager; Tom Wright, Bausch & Lomb's Eastern region sales manager; John Brown, Maryland Stadium Authority chair; Marilyn Pick, Fitness Dimensions Inc. owner; and Tony Deering, chairman and CEO of the Rouse Co.

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