Sports fans rub elbows with sports heroes at a benefit for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation

Baltimore - Friday was a big night in Downtown Baltimore and a big night to give back as hundreds of folks hung out with Cal Ripken Jr. for a good cause.

The 8th annual Aspire Gala for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation was held at the Marriott Waterfront.

Yankee's first baseman and home town kid Mark Teixeira was 1 of 3 honorees.

The slugger says he enjoys giving back to a community that gave him so much.

Guests were treated to an evening of entertainment and good food, a silent auction of sports memorabilia and chance to rub elbows with sports heroes.

Funds raised go to benefit the foundation which helps hundreds of children all around the nation.

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