Baltimore Ravens 2021 Community Impact

2021 Community Impact


Longtime team president Dick Cass retired recently, and the Ravens would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for his leadership of the organization's community service efforts over the past 18 years! Dick was committed to setting the standard for serving our community, and the Ravens vow to uphold that legacy!

"We are incredibly grateful to Dick for his dedication to serving our community. A member of several charitable boards and someone who committed himself to consistently bettering Baltimore, Dick led with sincerity and kindness. On behalf of everyone at the Ravens, we extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to Dick for the impact he made on our city and the surrounding region."

— Owner Steve Bisciotti


Ravens staff members participated in an organization-wide volunteer day in June 2021, revitalizing both Edgecombe Circle and Curtis Bay Elementary Schools in Baltimore City. Over 100 volunteers helped create educational spaces that are safe, innovative and vibrant learning environments, with the goal of helping students thrive in the near and long-term future. The groups installed peace and meditation rooms at both schools and assembled summer learning backpacks with STEM projects, reading materials and school supplies.

"It's imperative that we continue to invest in the well being, education and future of children in Baltimore City. We believe this project will have a multi-layered effect, helping not only students during the 2021 school term, but also those who follow behind them in years to come."

— Dick Cass, Ravens Team President


The Ravens Foundation, Inc., is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in Maryland. The foundation annually gives financial and volunteer support to many Baltimore-area nonprofits and individual community leaders through programs like the Community Quarterback Award (below). It also yearly provides youth football grants (above) and college scholarships to students as a part of the Ravens Scholars program (below).


The Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation made a $4 million donation to create the Ozzie Newsome Scholars Program, which will fund scholarships for Baltimore City Public Schools graduates who attend one of the four Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in Maryland.

"Thanks to the Bisciotti Family and trusted support from CollegeBound Foundation, the Ozzie Newsome Scholars program will make the HBCU experience a reality for dozens of BCPS students by alleviating the hefty burden of college tuition and offering essential mentorship to ensure academic success."

— Brandon Scott, Mayor, Baltimore City


For the third-consecutive year, the Baltimore Ravens partnered with the United Way of Central Maryland to host a volunteer service day for the Greater Baltimore area. The community service day offered both virtual and in-person events, allowing Ravens fans, staff and corporate partners the opportunity to participate in service projects supporting education, hunger, military and environmental efforts.

"I enjoy giving back to the community. That's what it is all about – just coming into the community and sharing these experiences. I am glad to be here with these little kids and help how I can."

— S Brandon Stephens




"This is an awesome day for us to be able to beautify vacant lots in the West Baltimore area. This beautification has such a great impact on our community."

— Pastor Brenda White


In 2021, the Ravens welcomed a limited number of fans back to training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center. As is tradition, community groups and youth visitors had the opportunity to receive autographs in a socially-distanced environment.





"It is something that has always been my nature, just me growing up. It's always a blessing to give back to somebody who needs it. It just feels good to be able to go back outside and be able to see these kids, interact with them, be at school and see their joy."

— CB Marcus Peters


Ravens players often show their support of our community by engaging with fans on social media and by highlighting the efforts of their foundations. Give them a follow!



Each season, Ravens players, through the NFL's My Cause My Cleats initiative, wear customized cleats in honor of the causes they choose to support. Below is a sampling from the 2021 season.

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

JDRF Diabetes Foundation

As a type 1 diabetic, Mark Andrews has continuously spread awareness and empowerment to those who also have the condition. His cleats say, "Diabetes is a part of me but I will never let it define me or my dreams." JDRF is a nonprofit organization that funds type 1 diabetes research and provides community and activist services to the T1D population.

Patrick Queen

Patrick Queen

Autism Awareness

The puzzle piece is a symbol for autism awareness, promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Anthony Levine Sr.

Anthony Levine Sr.

Anthony Levine 4Every1 Foundation

The Anthony Levine 4Every1 Foundation is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and their families build better futures through mentorship, educational opportunities and life-changing experiences. Their work includes SAT prep, a digital literacy collaborative and summer football clinic.

Bradley Bozeman

Bradley Bozeman

The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation

The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation seeks to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children and families with a focus on the dangers of childhood bullying and combating food insecurity.

Kristian Welch

Kristian Welch

Warrior Rising

Warrior Rising empowers U.S. military veterans and their immediate family members by providing them opportunities to create sustainable businesses, perpetuate the hiring of fellow American veterans, and earn their future.

Derek Wolfe

Derek Wolfe

The Wolfe Pack Foundation

The Wolfe Pack Foundation is devoted to tackling disadvantages for underprivileged and at-risk youth in Colorado, Ohio and Maryland. In addition to several capstone events, The Wolfe Pack Foundation has actively supported local schools and programs, including donations to YMCA programs and a $1 Million donation to Beaver Local School District.


"We've been given a really big platform. We've been very blessed, and to be able to use this platform for good is what we want to do. That's what we strive to do, because we've been given this amazing gift to be able to reach all these people, to reach all these kids [and] to have a common interest with people. We want to use that in the best possible way we can."

— C Bradley Bozeman, 2020 & 2021 Ravens Walter Payton Man of the Year


The Ravens hosted their fourth-annual PLAY 60 All-Ability Football Clinic with participants from Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) to help kick off the year-round efforts of the national NFL PLAY 60 campaign. The program is designed to encourage individuals to be active for at least 60 minutes per day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Approximately 50 athletes from SOMD executed football drills and activities under the instruction of USA Football master trainer Tom LaNeve.

199,000+ Students and 300 Schools reached by Play 60 messaging!

"What an awesome day. Anytime you come out here and rekindle your relationships and have [the athletes] see you and just see how much they care about you and you care about them, it's really amazing."

— TE Nick Boyle

The Ravens visited Hillcrest Elementary to award $10,000 as the 2021 Fuel up to PLAY 60 Hometown Grant recipient.

Ravens Fuel up to PLAY 60

The Ravens visited Hillcrest Elementary to award $10,000 as the 2021 Fuel up to PLAY 60 Hometown Grant recipient.

Ravens Play 60 With the Special Olympics Athletes

Watch tight ends Nick Boyle and Eric Tomlinson, linebacker Josh Bynes, and offensive lineman Trystan Colon have fun with the Special Olympics crew at Morgan State University.


The Ravens hosted their sixth annual Sip 'N Paint Night at M&T Bank Stadium for pre-registered participants of the Ravens' Purple club and for those who are currently battling or have overcome breast cancer. The evening included refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and a Ravens-themed instructional painting session hosted by Trevino Paint.

"It is always a pleasure to give back to people that look up to me and watch me play on the field. I'm just grateful for the opportunity to be a light in somebody's day."

— WR Devin Duvernay


"We truly cherish our partnership with the Baltimore Ravens, and we're grateful for the energy and passion the entire organization brings to our mission of feeding hungry Marylanders. Between hosting the Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive that provides much-needed support every fall, to elevating the issue of hunger through community events, we really appreciate the Ravens for continuing to raise awareness and funding for the work we do in Maryland communities all year long."

— Carmen Del Guercio, Maryland Food Bank President & CEO



In November, the Ravens hosted their annual Youth Football and Military Combine at Reisterstown Regional Park. The event is designed for children whose parents currently serve or have served in the U.S. Military. Several Ravens players, in addition to Ravens cheerleaders and mascot Poe, led approximately 150 participants through football drills with a military twist.

"Many of my friends are military members, and I've seen their sacrifice first hand. When somebody gets hurt or dies, unfortunately, whether it's in training or combat, the whole community is affected. That gives you a really close connection. It's not just seeing it on the news or hearing stories or reading a book, but actually living it, you see the sacrifice. It makes you appreciate it even more."

– Ravens Legend Jarret Johnson, Ravens 2021 Salute to Service Award nominee and one of three NFL finalists for the award


In December, WR Devin Duvernay, alongside Ravens cheerleaders and Poe, joined MedStar Health in its Acts of Kindness program. The group distributed Dunkin' coffee and Ravens-themed giveaways to show support and appreciation for healthcare workers at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. MedStar Health is the official medical team of the Baltimore Ravens.


"Being active in the community is something that was extremely important to me when I was at Notre Dame, and it's something that I am continuing to do with my NFL career. I just want to be a servant, to be a leader, grow as a player and just continue to maximize each day and each opportunity."

— OLB Daelin Hayes


Each holiday season, Ravens players participate in and host their own gift distributions and holiday parties for children and families across Baltimore.

"These men and women [at the Helping Up Mission] expressing their support for us is undoubtedly reciprocated. We want to let them know that we believe in them, just as much as they believe in us."

— K Justin Tucker


In lieu of the team's traditional shopping spree, for the 16th Annual Holiday Helpers event, Ravens DE Calais Campbell treated students from Bridges Baltimore to a holiday gift distribution at The Gilman School. Students received gifts for themselves and to share with family, in addition to group activities and a pizza party provided by Papa Johns.

"It means everything, especially this time of year – the time for joy and bringing love – to see the smile on these kids' faces and do activities with them, create gingerbread houses and spread some cheer. It's fun."

— DT Calais Campbell



The Ravens support youth football efforts throughout the state of Maryland through various programs, such as the High School Coach of the Week/Year program, flag football initiatives, youth and coach camps and clinics, funding for field builds and renovations and equipment donations via the Ravens Youth Football Grant.



The Ravens partner with a number of exceptional organizations during the year to support community programming and make meaningful impact in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland.



Baltimore Ravens Legends Jameel McClain and Qadry Ismail surprised travelers by taking on the role of Southwest Airlines operations agents and customer service representatives at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.



Ravens Celebrate Purple Friday with Dunkin'.

M&T Bank

M&T Bank

Muhammad Benyameen, a teacher at Hampden Elementary/Middle School, is the 2021 M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers award winner. Benyameen earned $4,000 for his school, plus a visit from C Bradley Bozeman, Ravens cheerleaders and Poe for an outdoor field-day event at the school.

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price

The Baltimore Ravens and T. Rowe Price partnered for the third-consecutive year to present the Baltimore Ravens Leadership Institute (BRLI), a year-long leadership development program for Baltimore City and Baltimore County high schoolers. In 2021, Ravens Legend Torrey Smith spoke to the students at one of the leadership sessions.



Leidos and the Ravens helped support Oxford House addiction recovery homes in Baltimore City and nearby Maryland counties by supplying "Welcome Home" kits to those entering the homes. The kits included a message from Calais Campbell, coverage of the first six weeks rent and a grocery gift card.

Coca-Cola and Safeway

Coca-Cola and Safeway

The Ravens, along with partners Coca-Cola and Safeway, hosted a drive-through community event at M&T Bank Stadium. Nearly 500 pre-registered participants from the Baltimore community received a meal, groceries from Safeway, Coca-Cola products, guest appearances from Ravens Cheerleaders and mascot Poe, giveaways and more.


A Purple Evening returned to M&T Bank Stadium in 2021. The highly-anticipated event re-emerged with new activities and attractions, as well as fan favorites such as photo-ops and locker room tours. Designed for female members of the Ravens Flock, the evening featured on-field activities, various giveaways and player-led versions of classic games like Pictionary and Don't Laugh.


Purple Rising is a program designed to celebrate female student-athletes in Maryland in conjunction with the Ravens RISE program. In 2021, Ravens players connected with many athletes, including these from City and Douglass high schools (below).



On gameday, the Ravens highlight many community organizations and leaders, joining with several of their partners like CSX, Cigna and M&T Bank through programs such as Seats for Service, Hometown Hero and Honor Rows. The Community Showcase booth allows select community organizations like Reading Partners to connect with Ravens fans along Ravens Walk prior to home games at M&T Bank Stadium.