DraftKings recruits MLB icon Cal Ripken Jr as advisor

DraftKings has appointed Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Cal Ripken Jr as a special advisor to its board of directors.

Ripken, the Baltimore Orioles icon and 19-time All-Star, will lend strategic insights to the board and chief executive Jason Robins on key company initiatives and will become a DraftKings equity holder.

Ripken, a successful businessman and philanthropist since his retirement from baseball in 2001, will be consulted on company strategy, product development and marketing activities.

“Cal Ripken Jr. embodies the qualities of perseverance and integrity we value so highly at DraftKings, and on behalf of the entire company I want to extend our warmest welcome to him as a special advisor,” said Robins.

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