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.