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Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Media Contact: Herb Booth, Office:817-272-7075, Cell:214-546-1082, hbooth@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - Cal Ripken Jr. will speak on "The Keys to Perseverance" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Texas Hall as part of UT Arlington's free Maverick Speaker Series.

Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripkin Jr.

If you would like to attend this lecture but did not reserve a ticket, non-ticketed patrons will be seated as space permits.

Ripken knows about perseverance. He played 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. In 1995 he broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played (2,130), and he voluntarily ended the streak in 1998 after playing 2,632 consecutive games.

His Hall of Fame career includes being one of only eight players with 400 home runs and 3,000 hits.

In 2001, Ripken and his family established the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation in memory of the family’s patriarch. The foundation helps teach life lessons through baseball to disadvantaged youth.

Most recently, Ripken was named a special envoy for the U.S. State Department, promoting teamwork and cross-cultural communication.

In its third season, UT Arlington's Maverick Speakers Series is open to the public and campus community. The series brings some of the leading voices of our time to the University and engages the audience in conversations intended to have impact on the world around us.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate institution of nearly 33,000 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

Ripken’s Maverick Speakers Series presentation is sponsored in part by:

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The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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