At the recently held sixth annual Bayonne Cal Ripken Make A Kid Smile campaign, 72 children enjoyed a day to remember at Modell’s Sporting Goods, one of the league’s sponsors. The campaign raises donations and takes kids selected from all the public schools in Bayonne on an enjoyable shopping spree for the Christmas season. Donations came in from all over, including from families of the Cal Ripken League, friends and families of previous players, and random caring strangers. This year, $7,150 was raised, which is the second-highest total ever raised and which pushed the total for the past six years to nearly $35,000. The campaign founder is Mike Miselis, co-founder of the Bayonne Cal Ripken Baseball League. Pictured is Miselis with some of the children who participated. Photo courtesy of Lapinski Photo.