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 2013 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! Nominate Your Hometown Hero Today!
Ravens Honor Rows presented by M&T Bank
During each Baltimore Ravens home game throughout the 2013 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
2013 Honor Rows Recipients:
- The Crossroads School – Leaders Go Places (Baltimore City)
- Youth Volunteer Council of Greater Baltimore (Baltimore County, Baltimore City)
- Brunswick High School – Random Acts of Kindness Club (Frederick County)
- Pocomoke High School Key Club (Worcester County)
- Good Knight Child Empowerment Network, Inc. (Chesapeake Region)
- Food For Tomorrow (Howard County)
- SESO Girls Club (Baltimore City)
- Frontier Girls 172 (Baltimore County, Baltimore City)
- St. John’s Episcopal Youth Group (Baltimore City, Howard County)
- Friendly Volunteers – Baltimore’s Youth Lending a Helping Hand (Baltimore City)
- Service Break Connect (Baltimore City)
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake (Baltimore City)
- Virginia Maryland Health Care System – Summer Youth Volunteers (Baltimore City, Baltimore County)
- Boy Scout Troup #355 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus Hall (Baltimore County)
- Oakdale High School National Honor Society (Frederick County)
- Towson High School Student Government (Baltimore County, Baltimore City)
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 hat
2012 Ravens HS Coach of the Week Recipients:
||C. Milton Wright
||Francis Scott Key
||Mt. St. Joseph
On Dec. 16, Reggie White, head coach of the Milford Mill (Baltimore, Md.) varsity football team, was named Ravens High School Coach of the Year for the 2012 NFL season.
The Ravens High School Coach of the Year Award has been a fixture in youth athletics since 1997. Previous recipients: 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) and Damon Bomar of Forest Park (2010).
Ravens Champions Athlete of the Week presented by Toyota
The Baltimore Ravens continue to work with high school athletic directors in Maryland to promote academic, athletic, and community excellence among student-athletes through the Ravens Champions Athlete of the Week program. Prior to each Ravens home game, one male and one female student athlete will be selected as the Ravens Champion Athlete of the Week! Each winner will receive two tickets to that week’s game, a VIP pregame field tour, a special Ravens jersey, recognition on the huge RavensVision boards, and their profile showcased on BaltimoreRavens.com. In addition, each winner’s school will also receive a $500 donation to their school's athletic program. For more information on Ravens Champions, please call 410-701-4118.
NFL Community Programs
The Ravens join the NFL on specific programs designed to promote volunteerism and give back to the community.
NFL Community Quarterback
The Baltimore Ravens and BGE have selected four outstanding community volunteers as their 2013 Community Quarterback Award recipients. Supported by NFL Charities and the Ravens Foundation and funded by BGE, the award recognizes individuals who exemplify dedication, leadership and commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism, with a focus on education, environment, community development and arts & culture.
The four honorees were honored at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday (12/8), when the Ravens hosted the Minnesota Vikings (1 p.m.). Each Community Quarterback was awarded game tickets for themselves and a guest, Ravens apparel, autographed memorabilia, a commemorative plaque and a $3,000 financial grant benefitting their respective nonprofit organization. The 2013 Community Quarterbacks and their organizations are Thomas Clavell (Sons of the American Legion – Post #200), Scott Kashnow (Franklin Square Community Association), Susie Oursler (Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna) and Jason Reed (Filbert Street Garden).
NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle
The NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness. In 2011, the baltimore ravens hosted the first-ever triravens tournament at M&T bank Stadium. approximately 100 youth from Baltimore's Federal Hill Preparatory School joined Ravens players, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and close to 75 volunteers (from M&T Bank, United Way of Central Maryland and the Lady Ravens Association) to complete various tasks loosely based on the triwizard tournament from the popular children's series Harry Potter. The triravens tournament featured challenges that integrated educational programming and physical activity in conjunction with play 60, the NFL movement for an active generation. Ravens players damien Berry, Chykie Brown, Tandon Doss, Andre Gurode, Bryan Hall, Vonta Leach, Torrey Smith and Cary Williams participated alongside the youth in challenges such as "quidditch," "dragon egg challenge," "broom hockey" and "kickball." At the end of the tournament, the school received a trophy for their participation and the winning team was awarded the complete Harry Potter book series. Each student also received shoes donated by Under Armour, a special triravens tournament backpack filled with healthy snacks donated by United Way of Central Maryland and a Ravens water bottle. After the tournament, each participant was invited to a celebratory lunch held at the stadium.