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Ripken Jr. to host Q&A at Baltimore Station fundraiser

Baltimore Orioles legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will appear at The Baltimore Station’s Stars, Stripes and Chow: Chili Edition fundraiser Nov. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Gameday Warehouse, 1400 Warner St.

Ripken will host a Q&A session during the fundraiser with attendees and will announce the winners of the two chili competition awards — celebrity judge’s choice and fan favorite choice. The celebrity judging panel will include former Baltimore Sun food critic Richard Gorelick, U.S. Navy Adm, Thomas C. Lynch, Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello, WBFF-TV channel 45 morning anchor Tom Rodgers and Kevin Brown, the owner of Station North Arts Café.

The event will be sponsored by NewDay USA, a full-service mortgage company serving veterans and their families. It will also include live music by The Klassix, food from Mission BBQ, drinks provided by City Limits and a kid’s zone.

Tickets are $40 while children 10 and younger will be admitted free and are available at www.baltimorestation.org or by emailing Kim Callari at [email protected]. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

The Baltimore Station is a therapeutic residential recovery program that helps homeless men –  primarily veterans – bound by drug and alcohol addiction break the cycle and become self-sufficient members of society. The only long-term residential program in the area, the group provides up to 24 months of clinical care and life skills development to encourage a smoother transition to the real world and guaranteed lifelong success

NewDay USA provides loans to help veterans make the most of the VA benefits they earned with their military service and to help them gain the financial security and peace of mind.