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!
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:
|Week 1||Kyle Schmitt||Atholton|
|Week 2||Phil Zacharias||Mt. Hebron|
|Week 3||Chad McCormick||Old Mill|
|Week 4||Marc Alegi||C. Milton Wright|
|Week 5||Dave Smith||Francis Scott Key|
|Week 6||Reggie White||Milford Mill|
|Week 7||Lawrence Smith||Dunbar|
|Week 8||Blake Henry||Mt. St. Joseph|
|Week 9||Bryon Sofinowski||Kent Island|
|Week 10||Dante Jones||Edmondson|
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).
The Ravens join the NFL on specific programs designed to promote volunteerism and give back to the community.
The Baltimore Ravens and BGE 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, the Ravens Foundation and BGE, the award recognizes individuals who exemplify dedication, leadership and commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism.
Volunteers, ages 13 and over, who provide extraordinary services for nonprofit organizations with a focus on education, environment, community development and arts & culture, are eligible for the 2013 program. Charitable organizations are invited to nominate their remarkable volunteers for recognition, or individuals may nominate themselves.
Four selected volunteers will be acknowledged at the Ravens vs. Vikings home game on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at M&T Bank Stadium. Honorees will be awarded game tickets for themselves and a guest, Ravens apparel and autographed memorabilia, a commemorative plaque and a financial grant of $3,000 benefitting their respective nonprofit organization.
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.