Thursday, February 25, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

Athletics betting huge DraftKings on Thursday declared the appointment of Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. as a exclusive adviser to its board of administrators.

Ripken will advise the company’s leadership on essential initiatives and become an equity holder.

“Cal Ripken Jr. embodies the features of perseverance and integrity we benefit so hugely at DraftKings, and on behalf of the total corporation I want to lengthen our warmest welcome to him as a exclusive advisor,” Jason Robins, DraftKings’ CEO and co-founder, stated in a statement. “We are influenced not only by Cal’s historic enjoying times, but also his present-day work to cultivate new generations of ballplayers. His one of a kind combination of leadership, longevity and small business acumen guarantee that we will acquire priceless strategic counsel.”

Ripken will present his enter on strategy, products development and advertising. Basketball legend Michael Jordan serves DraftKings in a very similar capability.

“The video game I performed for so a lot of many years has enormously benefitted from technological improvements, and I cannot say sufficient about DraftKings’ worth as a catalyst, innovator and disruptor to boost the video game for present day baseball supporters and many others,” Ripken stated.

With his brother Bill, Ripken runs Ripken baseball, which operates 4 youth tournament and instruction places in Aberdeen, South Carolina, Tennesee and Florida. Ripken also owns the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Orioles Solitary-A affiliate. Ripken is also on the board of ZeniMax Media, the video clip video game corporation that a short while ago entered into a $seven.5 billion arrangement to be obtained by Microsoft.

The Ripken family also established the Cal Ripken, Sr. Basis, which has funded a hundred parks and 65 science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic facilities nationwide.

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