During each Baltimore Ravens home game throughout the 2016 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:
2015 Honor Rows Recipients:
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.
2016 Touchdown for Teachers Finalists:
Dietz & Watson and the Baltimore Ravens are joining forces to honor our active and veteran service men and women at every 2016 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!
Is your team in need of jerseys, cleats, footballs or other accessories for the 2016 season? Well, you are in luck!
Over the last five 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.
|UA-3||Footballs (8), Mouth Guards (25), Receiving Gloves (25)|
|2016 RAVENS YOUTH FOOTBALL GRANT CALENDAR|
|March 16, 2016 – April 29, 2016||Applications Accepted|
|May 2016||Grant Awards Announcement|
|August 2016||Apparel Distribution|
Please note, applications must be submitted on a team basis, NOT by program or league and must be submitted online, NOT through mail or fax.
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:
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:
|2016 RAVENS PLAY 60 GRANT PROJECT CALENDAR|
|April 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016||Applications Accepted|
|June 2016||Grant Decisions|
|July 22, 2016||Ravens Foundation Grant Awards Announcement|
|August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017||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:
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.
2015 Ravens Scholars
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:
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).
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.
2015 Community Quarterback Award Winners:
The Baltimore Ravens hosted their second-annual Ravens TEAM Challenge at M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 15 as part of the 2014 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. Approximately 110 local youth tested their physical endurance and ability to work as a team in order to complete various activities.
Fourth and fifth grade students from Baltimore's Liberty Elementary School participated in challenges, such as kickball, dodgeball, ultimate football and a series of relays. Led by volunteers from Playworks Maryland, the Ravens TEAM Challenge integrated educational programming and PLAY 60 physical activities while focusing on three values: fitness, sportsmanship and academics.
Joining the children were volunteers from the United Way, M&T Bank, Playworks Maryland, Under Armour and the Baltimore Ravens. Alongside these volunteers were mascot Poe, Ravens Cheerleaders and players Marlon Brown, Elvis Dumervil, Matt Elam, Crockett Gillmore, Anthony Levine, Steve Smith Sr., Tyrod Taylor, Lardarius Webb and Brandon Williams.
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.
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.
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:
*Certain restrictions may apply.
Learn more about Purple Ticket to Health.