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  • 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.
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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

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2016 Honor Rows Recipients:

  • CASA Club of Hereford High School (Baltimore County)
  • Community Law in Action (Baltimore City)
  • Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (Baltimore City)
  • Banner Neighborhoods’ “Neighborhood Youth Programs” (Baltimore City)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Boy Scouts of America (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Girl Scout Troop 1273 (Montgomery County)
  • Hippodrome Foundation Camp Counselors (Baltimore City)
  • Hunts Memorial United Methodist Church - Mid-High Youth Group (Baltimore City)
  • Makings of A Man Male Youth Initiative (Baltimore City)
  • Maryland National Guard Freestate ChalleNGe Academy (Baltimore City, and Baltimore, Cecil, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Montgomery County Recreation (Montgomery County)
  • Playworks Maryland Junior Coach Leadership Program (Baltimore City)
  • Pocomoke High School Key Club (Worcester County)
  • Silver Oak Academy (Carroll and Frederick Counties)
  • Student Union of Gaithersburg High School (Montgomery County)
  • The We Cancerve Movement, Inc. (Harford County)

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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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, a school visit by a Ravens player, Poe and Cheerleaders and tickets to the Ravens Draft Party.

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

Youth Football Grants

Is your team in need of jerseys, cleats, footballs or other accessories for the 2017 season? Well, you are in luck!

Over the last seven years, the Ravens Foundation, Inc., with the support of Under Armour, has provided apparel grants to over 100 qualifying nonprofit youth football teams through the Ravens Youth Football Grant – and even more grants will be awarded this year to outfit squads throughout the area!

Youth tackle football and flag football teams in Maryland are eligible to apply for an apparel grant containing over $1,000 in Under Armour jerseys, cleats or accessories.

2017 RAVENS YOUTH FOOTBALL GRANT CALENDAR
March 2017 – April 2017 Applications Accepted
May 2017 Grant Awards Announcement
August 2017 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

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 eighth-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. Application contact will be notified via email once the application has been received.
2017 RAVENS PLAY 60 GRANT PROJECT CALENDAR
April 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017 Applications Accepted
June 2017 Grant Decisions
July 28, 2017 Ravens Foundation Grant Awards Announcement
August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018 Project Implementation

The following are examples of grants made through this project from 2014-2015:

The McKim Community Association’s track and field program, which introduces children in Baltimore’s Jonestown and Pleasant View Gardens neighborhoods to 60 minutes of physical activity per day, as well as providing academic enrichment over the summer break; the Baltimore Rowing Club, which consistently increases youth participation and maintains 95 percent attendance rates; UMAR Boxing program, serving the Druid Heights neighborhood, which has aligned progress in the classroom with that in the boxing ring through their motto: "No hooks before books!"

Through this grant program, over $900,000 has been distributed to area nonprofits over the last eight years, funding 175 programs and impacting more than 20,000 Baltimore-area youth.

2016 Ravens PLAY 60 Grant Recipients:

  • Annapolis Recreation and Parks
  • Baltimore Curriculum Project
  • Baltimore Lab School
  • Baltimore Rowing Club
  • Baltimore SquashWise, Inc.
  • BCPS - Allied Sports Program
  • BMoreFit (Baltimore Fitness Academy)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Cecil County
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Westminster
  • Creative Alliance
  • Dayspring Programs, Inc.
  • Friends of Patterson Park
  • George W.F. McMechen High School
  • Girls in the Game
  • Girls on the Run of Central Maryland
  • Horizon Day Camp
  • KIPP Baltimore, Inc.
  • Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council
  • Paul's Place, Inc.
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center
  • Team Captain Kids Foundation - Hero Boys Run Club
  • The Charm City Youth Lacrosse League
  • The Children's Home, Inc.
  • The Judy Center at John Ruhrah
  • Umar Boxing Program, Inc.

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

2015 Ravens HS Coach of the Week Recipients:

Week 1 Ed Dolch South River High School
Week 2 Brant Hall Loyola Blakefield
Week 3 Toby Peer South Hagerstown High School
Week 4 Larry Mitchell Patterson High School
Week 5 Nick Good-Malloy Annapolis High School
Week 6 Rick Conner Linganore High School
Week 7 Biff Poggi Gilman School
Week 8 Keith Robinson        Perry Hall High School
Week 9 Sean Sandora Dundalk High School
Week 10 Marcus Lewis Marriotts Ridge High School
COY Sean Sandora Dundalk High School

Sean Sandora, varsity head football coach of the Dundalk (Baltimore, Md.) Owls, has been named the 2015 Ravens High School Coach of the Year. Sandora is the 19th recipient of the annual award.

Finishing the year with a 12-2 record, Sandora led the Owls to their best season in school history, and eclipsed the team's win total from the past two seasons combined. Behind the fourth-year head coach, Dundalk also earned its first trip to the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Class 3A Championship game.

Qualifying for the MPSSAA playoffs for the eighth time in program history, Dundalk's run to the state championship game included a quarterfinal victory over the Franklin (Reisterstown, Md.) Indians and a win in the state semifinals over the Potomac (Oxon Hill, Md.) Wolverines.

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), and Thomas Browne of Oakland Mills (2014).

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.

2016 Community Quarterback Award Winners:

  • Gina Truesdale (Casey Cares- Hammy's Heart)
  • Jeremy Lichtenstein (Kids In Need Distributors)

2016 Community Quarterback Award Runner-Ups:

  • Stacey Samuels Cole (Potomac Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women)
  • Lily Densmore (Blue Ribbon Project)
  • Russell Stewart (Hospice of the Chesapeake)

NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle

The Baltimore Ravens hosted their fifth annual Ravens TEAM Challenge at Under Armour’s Banner Field in Baltimore City as part of the 2016 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. Under the guidance of Playworks Maryland, students from Dr. Carter G. Woodson and George Washington Elementary schools 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. Players Kamar Aiken, Willie Henry, Matt Judon, Alex Lewis, Chris Moore, Stephane Nembot, Keenan Reynolds, Matt Skura, Ronnie Stanley and Tavon Young were in attendance.

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 and Northrop Grumman 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 presented by Northrop Grumman 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.

Purple Ticket To Health

Amerigroup and the Baltimore Ravens are teaming up to encourage our child and teen members in the Greater Baltimore area to stay healthy through the Purple Ticket to Health program. We want children and teens to see a doctor every year, even if they're not sick. This type of visit is called a wellness checkup. Call to schedule your child's or teen's appointment today!

To be part of the Purple Ticket to Health program:

  • Complete your child's or teen's yearly wellness checkup
  • Have your doctor sign a Purple Ticket to Health brochure
  • Seal the brochure and drop it in the mail

*Certain restrictions may apply.

Learn more about Purple Ticket to Health.

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