Carewell Urgent Care Supports Youth Sports while Promoting Healthy Habits through the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Badges for Baseball Program

4 Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Receive New Athletic Gear, Sports Equipment and Curriculum to Enhance the Quality of Its Youth Programs
Dec 17, 2014 5:45 PM ET
Press Release

December 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CareWell Urgent Care is providing funding in support of two signature Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation programs aimed at positively impacting youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, encouraging them to develop active and healthy lifestyles.

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Badges for Baseball program is a juvenile crime prevention initiative that promotes health and wellness while teaching kids important lessons about teamwork, communication, respect, and leadership that can be used both on and off the field. The program taps into the power of law enforcement officials as role models and mentors, and pairs them with kids to play, learn and build their character.

Through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, CareWell Urgent Care is funding a Badges for Baseball athletic gear and equipment distribution at four Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. The Yawkey, Blue Hill, Charlestown and South Boston Clubs will receive new baseballs, softballs, jerseys, swimming goggles, kickboards and other equipment, which will allow Club members to engage in a wide range of sports and fitness activities.

CareWell Urgent Care’s funding also supports Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Healthy Choices, Healthy Children curriculum which helps train law enforcement officers to become better coaches and mentors to youth enrolled in the Badges for Baseball program.

More than 200 young Club members will benefit from CareWell Urgent Care’s funding.

“At Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston we strive to ensure that our members live healthy lifestyles and engage in regular physical activity,” said Josh Kraft, Nicholas, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. “We are grateful for the support of the CareWell Urgent Care and CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program that will enable our members to participate in a wide range of sports and fitness activities at the Clubs.”

CareWell Urgent Care employees today took part in a volunteer event at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers wrote inspirational messages on the tags of the jerseys and then helped unpack, organize, and distribute the new sports equipment. Following the equipment distribution, volunteers engaged in various fitness themed activities with the Club members, including pool, basketball, and ping pong. Hosts included Shaun Ginter, CEO, CareWell Urgent Care; Pete Nash, Executive Director of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club; Josh Kraft, Nicholas, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston; Michael Nelson, Director of Business Development & Community Partnerships, CBS.

“We are honored to partner with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for their Badges for Baseball program,” said Ginter. “Providing our youth with sporting equipment will encourage them to stay active and lead healthy lives, all while developing long-lasting relationships with strong mentors through this fantastic program.”

 “Thanks to the generous financial support provided by CareWell Urgent Care, and its commitment to encouraging healthy, active lifestyles, 200 Boston youth will have the opportunity to recognize their true potential,” said Paul Polizzotto, president and founder of CBS EcoMedia.


About CareWell Urgent Care
Established in 2012, CareWell Urgent Care (care provided by Carewell Urgent Care Centers of Massachusetts, PC) is a leading provider of accessible, efficient neighborhood healthcare. CareWell is committed to changing the delivery of healthcare in America by providing on-demand, high quality, affordable care. Our approach is patient-centered, with Board-certified physicians on-site at all times and an emphasis on full collaboration with the patient’s regular healthcare team. CareWell Urgent Care has centers in Billerica, Cambridge, Lexington, Needham, Norwell, Peabody, South Dennis and Tewksbury, MA, as well as Warwick, RI, with additional centers slated to open throughout New England in 2014.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Since its founding in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has been helping young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. BGCB does this by providing: a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs in six core program areas. The organization serves more than 16,000 young people ages 6-18 in 11 Clubs, and through Camp Harbor View and YouthConnect. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit BGCB on the web at

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide. In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.