Ripley’s Baltimore Kicks Off “Believe in Baltimore” Project

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Ripley's Believe it or Not! partners with local schools to give back in its "Believe in Baltimore" project


BALTIMORE, Md. (Feb. 7, 2018) (PressReleasePoint) – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baltimore is known for its collection of incredible exhibits, but now Ripley’s is doing something incredible for the community.

Ripley’s is rolling out its “Believe in Baltimore” project, an ongoing effort to give back. 

For the first project, Ripley’s is providing structured outdoor play items to Graceland Park-O’Donnell Heights school, plus each homeroom will receive a bag of recess items and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! books. Ripley’s is donating $500 to the cause and has partnered with local Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Play It Again Sports, and Under Armor to give items such as jump ropes, soccer balls, footballs, and hula hoops to the school. 

The items were delivered to the school on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 10am. 

This isn’t a one-time donation for Ripley’s. The staff at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baltimore will also be volunteering at the school weekly to read to students and create interactive reading/writing projects for classes. Additionally, Ripley’s will recognize students and teachers who go above and beyond with “Incredible Kid” and “Incredible Teacher” awards. 

“We believe in the City of Baltimore and look forward to giving back to our community,” said Sarah Mitchell, GM of Ripley’s Baltimore.

Mitchell and the Ripley’s staff hope to expand the effort. Ripley’s plans to have staff volunteer to read at Maree G. Farring, as well, and is looking for other area schools that would like to partner on reading efforts and “Incredible Kid”/”Incredible Teacher” awards. Ripley’s also hopes to complete a “Believe in Baltimore” event monthly. 

Ripley’s Baltimore Odditorium is located at 301 Light Street. For more on Ripley’s Baltimore attractions, please visit www.ripleys.com/baltimore.
Media Contact

Sarah Mitchell    
General Manager                                                                                                                                              
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baltimore                                                                                                                                                                                                          
443-615-7878
mitchell@ripleys.com

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment
407-345-8010 x8148
smagala@ripleys.com  
 
About Ripley Entertainment 
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baltimore is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year.  In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.
 


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