Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 5, 2011


On Tuesday, August 9, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet with Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., and 16 youth baseball and softball players and four coaches from the earthquake and tsunami-devastated areas of Japan who are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s first international sports exchange with Japan.

During this meeting, the Department of State will make an announcement regarding Mr. Ripken’s continued involvement in its international sports diplomacy efforts.

Media access times to cover the photo opportunity with Secretary Clinton, Mr. Ripken, and the Japanese youth exchange participants will be forthcoming in the public schedule.

Press Contacts:
U.S. Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Talley Sergent
SergentRT@state.gov



PRN: 2011/1283