On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Jul. 30, 2017 6:00 PM EDT Fireworks Night Join us for practice, the unveiling of the new 4K ultra-high definition RavensVision boards and an interactive fan experience. Post-practice autographs will be available for kids, followed by a fireworks/laser show.
  • Sat., Aug. 05, 2017 6:00 PM EDT Military Appreciation Night Join us for practice and an interactive fan experience. Reserved seating will be provided for active service members and veterans. A special gift will be distributed to members with valid military I.D. (limited availability).
  • Sat., Aug. 12, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Burn, Brunch & Bark Bring your dog and join us for practice! Enjoy an interactive fan experience, fun-filled activities for kids, giveaways, and Cheerleader/Mascot meet-and-greets. A limited post-practice autograph session will be available.
  • Fri., Sep. 08, 2017 5:00 PM EDT Kickoff Concert The Baltimore Ravens will host their 2017 Countdown to Kickoff Party, presented by Miller Lite, on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The event will feature a live performance by Shinedown and Biffy Clyro, just one of many features at the annual event.

News

Print
RSS

Grateful O.J. Brigance Issues Another Challenge

Posted Aug 13, 2014

The #IceBucketChallenge has caught fire. Now, O.J. Brigance encourages charitable donations for ALS research.

Social media has gone crazy in the last week with the #IceBucketChallenge.

The challenge, which calls on people to dump a bucket of ice over their heads, was started as a way to raise awareness for the disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The idea is that people will dump the ice bucket, or make a donation to fight ALS.

The Ravens have embraced the challenge, as Head Coach John Harbaugh, General Manager Ozzie Newsome, wide receivers Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones and kicker Justin Tucker are just a few of the people within the organization who accepted. You can watch all of those videos below (mobile users tap the View in Browser link at the top of the page to view).

Raising awareness about ALS hits home for the Ravens, as former player O.J. Brigance is currently battling the disease. Brigance is currently the team’s Senior Advisor to Player Development, and he released a statement Wednesday, urging people to donate for the cause.

“The viral support the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has grown an unprecendted support and awareness for the ALS community. We all have to thank Peter Frates for coming up with the challenge to make ALS a relevant topic. This has been a fun way to get the world talking about ALS.

“However, I want to challenge everybody to not only talk, or just accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, but to give. Please go to my website: BriganceBrigrade.org to make a donation to help us fight ALS. Keep the ice buckets dumping, everybody!”

 

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos

Save