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  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT Flock Party Draft Edition Fans are invited to attend the Ravens Flock Party: Draft Edition at Hightopps Backstage Grille to watch the first night of the NFL Draft. Starting at 6 p.m., 98 Rock and WBAL Radio will broadcast live, while Ravens alumni players, including WR Jacoby Jones and FB Le’Ron McClain, Ravens Cheerleaders and mascot Poe join the festivities onsite for a night of giveaways, photos and autographs. Fans in attendance will also have a chance to enter to win a $10,000 cash prize by correctly picking the Ravens’ first draft pick.
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  • Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT Draft Fest On Saturday, April 28, the Ravens will host Ravens Draft Fest, presented by Verizon, at a new location – Baltimore’s Inner Harbor – from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fans will be able to watch Day Three of the NFL Draft and be a part of Ravens history when the team announces its fourth-, fifth- and sixth-round selections live from the Baltimore Harbor via the NFL Network.
  • Thu., May. 31, 2018 5:00 PM EDT Beach Bash Flock to the Beach with the Ravens for our annual Ravens Beach Bash presented by Miller Lite.
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Youth Football Grants

The Baltimore Ravens and Ravens RISE are committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the development of youth football in the Baltimore-area. With the support of Under Armour, youth football programs throughout Maryland are invited to apply for a Ravens Youth Football Grant for the opportunity to outfit all players in their program in either brand new jerseys or cleats.

NEW IN 2018: Applications for grants must be submitted by program – not by team as requested in years past.

For example: the Baltimore Ravens 8U, 12U, 14U, etc. would not apply for this grant, but the Baltimore Ravens program as a whole would submit an application for consideration of all the players on all their teams to be awarded either jerseys or cleats.

Entering its seventh year, this grant has served over 3,000 area children providing them jerseys, cleats and other football accessories.

February 21, 2018 – March 23, 2018 Applications Accepted
April 2018 Grant Awards Announcement
July/August 2018 Apparel Distribution

2017 Ravens Youth Football Grant Recipients:

  • Baltimore Stallions Academic and Sports Program
  • Baltimore Terrapins Youth Football & Cheer
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Brooklyn Park Broncos
  • Caesar Rodney High School
  • Cumberland Valley Midget Football Association
  • East Baltimore United Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc.
  • FCA Bucks
  • Frederick Steelers
  • Gettysburg Area High School & Middle School Football
  • Indian River High School
  • Milford High School Football
  • Northwest Bulldogs Football
  • Northwood Football League, Inc.
  • Oldtown Gators
  • Peninsula Athletic League
  • South Baltimore Bulldogs
  • South Caroline Mustangs

If you have any questions about the grant, please email RavensRISE@ravens.nfl.net.

Visit BaltimoreRavens.com/RISE for more information on the following RISE programs:

  • RISE Team Mom of the Year
  • Player on the RISE
  • Teams on the RISE

Touchdown For Teachers LogoTouchdown For Teachers Presented By M&T Bank

Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond? The Baltimore Ravens Touchdown for Teachers program, presented by M&T Bank, recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and communities. One out of five finalists will be selected by a panel of community members, the Ravens and M&T Bank to receive a $2,000 grant for their school and a school visit by a Ravens player, Poe and Cheerleaders.

The top 5 teachers will be chosen based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Amount of involvement in the school and/or community (ex: volunteering, coaching, after school programs, etc.)
  • Degree of positive impact on the school and/or community
  • Demonstrated a strong commitment to education in the school and/or community

2017 Touchdown for Teachers Finalists:

  • Antonio Mason – Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School (grand prize winner)
  • Kirk Crawley – Frederick Douglass High School
  • Ashley Murphy – Ilchester Elementary School
  • Joy Medley – Meade Senior High School
  • Amber Gaede – Seventh District Elementary School


Annually, the Baltimore Ravens host local high-school-aged female athletes to the Under Armour Performance Center for the Leading and Inspiring Females to Thrive (L.I.F.T.) Conference. The day-long leadership conference invites Sophomore-and-Junior-aged student athletes to participate a day full of workshops, led by Spark, Inc., guest speakers and a group workout at the Ravens’ facility. For more information and to apply, please click the link below. Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2018 – March 23, 2018.

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Hometown Hero Presented By Dietz & Watson

Dietz & Watson and the Baltimore Ravens are joining forces to honor our active and veteran service men and women at every 2017 Ravens home game. If you have a friend or family member currently serving or retired submit their name, contact information, service number and a brief description about why you nominated them. Each week, one submission will be chosen as that game's Hometown Hero and will win tickets to the game, pre-game sideline passes and the opportunity to personally deliver the game ball to the NFL referee before the game! Submit someone you want to honor today and help Dietz & Watson, the Ravens and Baltimore celebrate our true Hometown Heroes!

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Ravens Honor Rows presented by M&T Bank

During each Baltimore Ravens home game throughout the 2017 regular season, the Honor Rows program saluted youth who provide outstanding service to our communities. Honorees were selected by a panel of youth service leaders, with the assistance of Baltimore Ravens, GOSV and M&T Bank staff, and received:

  • Up to 100 tickets per group to attend a Baltimore Ravens game
    at M&T Bank Stadium 
  • "Honor Rows" T-shirts 
  • Official in-game recognition of honorees on RavensVision
  • Segment on WBAL TV-11

2017 Honor Rows Recipients:

  • Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Baltimore Beyond Plastic (Baltimore City)
  • Banner Neighborhoods’ “A Step Ahead” Program (Baltimore City)
  • Beltsville Academy Student Ambassadors (Prince George’s County)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Y (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Frostburg State ECHOSTARS (Allegany County)
  • Harbouring Hope (Baltimore City and Baltimore County)
  • HOBY Maryland (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Montgomery County Recreation (Montgomery County)
  • Mt. Zion Youth Ministry (Baltimore City and Harford County)
  • Pocomoke High School Key Club (Worcester County)
  • Pocomoke High School Student United Way (Worcester County)
  • Ray of Hope Fit for the Journey (Baltimore City)
  • Salisbury Youth Civics Council (Wicomico County)
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church Journey to Adulthood Youth Group (Baltimore and Howard Counties)
  • The We Cancerve Movement (Harford County)

Ravens PLAY 60 Grant

The Ravens Foundation, Inc. is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland. For the 12th -consecutive year, the foundation is executing the Ravens PLAY 60 Grant, which provides funding of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education.

The grant program continues the foundation’s commitment to increasing physical activity among area youth and seeks to encourage healthy youth activities. The Ravens will consider funding requests that meet the following criteria:

  • Organizations that submit requests must be a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Programs or projects must be directed at youth (5-18) and must promote physical fitness and/or nutrition education.
  • Nonprofits must illustrate a programming component with measurable goals in order to be considered. Through the Ravens PLAY 60 Grant, the Foundation will not consider funding for the construction of buildings/fields/etc.
  • Programs or projects must take place in Maryland.
  • All applications MUST be submitted via hard copy mail. Hard copies can be mailed to:
    Attn: Community Relations
    1 Winning Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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April 2, 2018 – May 31, 2018 Applications Accepted
June 2018 Grant Decisions
July 27, 2018 Ravens Foundation Grant Awards Announcement
August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019 Project Implementation

The following are examples of grants made through this project from 2017:

Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, an independent council of Girls on the Run international, inspires 3rd – 8th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The program combines training for a 5K with an interactive 10-week curriculum targeting the promotion of pertinent life skills and development of a lifelong commitment to physical activity and healthy living. The iCARRe Foundation provides free baseball clinics for youth ages 5-9 and introduces youth to baseball, it's rules, regulations, and basic skills. St. Francis Neighborhood Center, which serves elementary and middle school-aged youth, aims to educate Baltimore City students on healthy living via nutritional workshops, field trips introducing students to new sports, and participating in several community-health focused service projects.

Through this grant program, over $1.1 Million has been distributed to area nonprofits over the last 11 years, funding 200 programs and impacting more than 25,000 Baltimore-area youth.

2017 Ravens PLAY 60 Grant Recipients:

  • 10:12 Sports
  • Annapolis Recreation and Parks
  • Baltimore Area Special Hockey
  • Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
  • Baltimore Community Rowing
  • Baltimore County Public Schools-Allied Sports Program
  • Baltimore SquashWise, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County
  • Boys and Girls Club of Harford County
  • Charm City Youth Lacrosse
  • Friends of Patterson Park
  • Girls on the Run of Central Maryland
  • Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, Inc.
  • Horizon Day Camp
  • iCARRe Foundation
  • Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)
  • KIPP Baltmore Inc.
  • Lutherville Timonium Rec Council - Soccer
  • Maryland Agricultural Resource Council
  • Maryland Community Health Initiatives
  • Mount Lebanon
  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH)
  • Springboard To Opportunities
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center
  • Team Captain Kids Foundation
  • Umar Boxing Program, Inc.
  • University of MD St. Joseph's Medical Center

Baltimore Ravens Scholarship Program

Five (5) $5,000 scholarships (renewable)

The Baltimore Ravens established this scholarship program to enable local youth to continue their education on a collegiate level. The team has a long-standing history of service to local communities, and this fund will support those who do the same. In addition, this renewable scholarship will be based on financial need and academic achievement. The $5,000 scholarship is renewable, and open to high school seniors who attend Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Carroll County public high schools. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For more information on the Ravens Scholarship and to submit your application, please visit the CollegeBound Foundation’s website at  https://mycbf.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/3398.

2017 Ravens Scholars

  • Olabisi Ayodele, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science
  • Jordan Davis, Randallstown High School
  • Numbi Lutebula, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Jacqueline Ndayizeye, SEED School of Maryland
  • Amy Zhang, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Ravens High School Coach of the Week

The Ravens High School Coach of the Week program honors a Baltimore-area high school football coach who makes a significant impact on his athletes. Weekly recipients receive the following:

  • A $2,000 donation to the school's football program
  • An award certificate signed by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh
  • A specially-designed Coach of the Week hat

2017 Ravens HS Coach of the Week Recipients:

Week 1 Vince Ahearn Tuscarora High School
Week 2 Albert Jones Meade High School
Week 3 Ryan Pittillo Towson High School
Week 4 Timothy Palmer Harford Technical High School
Week 5 Brian Van Deusen River Hill High School
Week 6 Biff Poggi & Henry Russell St. Frances Academy
Week 7 Reggie White Milford Mill Academy
Week 8 Josh Rutter Francis Scott Key High School
Week 9 Lawrence Smith Dunbar High School
Week 10 Tim Holley Gilman School
COY Timothy Palmer Harford Technical High School

Timothy Palmer, varsity head football coach of the Harford Technical (Bel Air, Md.) Cobras, has been named the 2017 Ravens High School Coach of the Year. Palmer is the 21st recipient of the annual award.

Finishing with a 12-1 record this year, Palmer led the Cobras to the most single-season victories in program history and the school’s first-ever trip to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Class 2A state semifinals. Harford Tech doubled its previous win total for one season (six, most recently accomplished in 2008), and the first-year head coach helped guide the school to its only undefeated regular season.

During the playoffs, the Cobras advanced to the “Final Four” behind a 22-21 victory over the Kent Island Buccaneers in the MPSSAA Class 2A East regional final. After trailing 21-9 entering the game’s final frame, Harford Tech rallied with two long touchdown passes from sophomore QB Ryan Hunt to senior WR Jordan Bright, giving the Cobras a lead they would not relinquish. A fumble recovery by sophomore LB Jonathan Fletcher on Kent Island’s final possession secured the regional title for Harford Tech.

The Cobras advanced to the semifinal matchup against the Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets, but their perfect season came to an end with a narrow defeat (16-9) to the Prince George’s County school.

The Ravens High School Coach of the Year Award has been a fixture in youth athletics since 1997. Previous recipients include: Augie Waibel of Poly (1997), Nick Arminio of Eastern Technical (1998), Pete Pompey of Edmondson-Westside (1999), Dominic Damico of McDonogh (2000), Steve Turnbaugh of Hereford (2001), Dave Eubank of Dundalk (2002), Gene Brown of South Carroll (2003), Ben Eaton of Dunbar (2004), Brad Wilson of Westminster (2005), Dante Jones of Edmondson-Westside (2006), Lawrence Smith of Dunbar (2007), Tony Shermeyer of Century (2008), Rick Conner of Linganore (2009), Damon Bomar of Forest Park (2010), Roger Wrenn of Poly (2011), Reggie White of Milford Mill (2012), Elwood Townsend of Douglass (2013), Thomas Browne of Oakland Mills (2014), Sean Sandora of Dundalk (2015) and Joe Polce of Walkersville (2016).

NFL Community Quarterback

The Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League have teamed up to honor exceptional Maryland volunteers for their devotion to bettering local communities through the annual Community Quarterback Award.

Supported by NFL Charities and the Ravens Foundation, Inc., the award recognizes individuals who exemplify dedication, leadership and commitment to improving the communities in which they live. Volunteers ages 13 and over, who provide extraordinary services for nonprofit organizations, are eligible for the 2016 program. Charitable organizations are invited to nominate their remarkable volunteers for recognition, or individuals may nominate themselves.

The selected volunteers will be acknowledged during a 2016 Ravens home game at M&T Bank Stadium. Honorees will be awarded game tickets for themselves and a guest, Ravens apparel and autographed memorabilia, a commemorative trophy and a financial grant benefitting their respective nonprofit organization.

2017 Community Quarterback Award Winners:

  • Charles Dawson – North Harford Recreation Council
  • Karli Crenshaw – Grass Roots Rescue
  • Rees Draminski – TeCanal

NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle

The Baltimore Ravens hosted their sixth annual Ravens TEAM Challenge at the UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms as part of the 2017 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. Under the guidance of Playworks Maryland, students from Maree G. Farring Elementary school tested their physical endurance and ability to work as a team in order to complete various challenges such as kickball, dodgeball, ultimate football and a series of relays. Ravens players, Cheerleaders, and Mascot Poe also joined to make this day extra special for the students.





Seats For Service

The Baltimore Ravens have a long standing tradition of supporting the military and those who serve our country. This season, the Ravens are proud to host our country’s service men & women at each home game through the Seats for Service program. Each week, the Ravens will honor a group including, but not limited to, representatives of the military, first responders, veterans and wounded warriors. The group will receive a pregame field visit and tickets to the game in five specially designed seats. A sixth seat within the row will remain ceremoniously unoccupied and represent the POW & MIA trademark to honor soldiers who are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.

In addition to receiving tickets to Ravens home games, each week’s honorees will also receive five tickets to the Military Bowl in Annapolis on December 27th. For more information on the Military Bowl, please visit www.militarybowl.org.

GamePlanEarth LogoGamePlanEarth Ambassador

The annual award is a component of the Ravens' GamePlanEarth initiative - a week filled with environmental activities led by the Ravens in hopes to make Baltimore a more sustainable city – recognizing schools, organizations and or individuals that have shown a commitment to implementing green practices in the communities of Baltimore. The application will open in August 2016.

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