Baltimore Ravens Community Programs

Baltimore Ravens Community Programs

Right: Baltimore Ravens mascot, Poe, runs into an auditorium of youth at a local school

Touchdown For Teachers

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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. Three finalists will be selected by a panel of community members, the Ravens and M&T Bank and one teacher will receive a $4,000 grant for their school, as well as a school visit by a Ravens player, Poe and Cheerleaders.

The top 3 teachers will be chosen based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Amount of involvement in the school and/or community (ex: volunteering, coaching, after school programs, etc.)
  • Degree of positive impact on the school and/or community
  • Demonstrated a strong commitment to education in the school and/or community

2021 Touchdown for Teachers Finalists:

o  Muhammad Benyameen – Hampden Elementary/Middle School (grand prize winner)

o  Stephen Martin– Kennedy Krieger School, Fairmount Campus

o  Suzi Young– Homewood Center

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.

Honor Rows Presented By M&T Bank

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During each Baltimore Ravens home game throughout the 2019 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 gameat M&T Bank Stadium
  • "Honor Rows" T-shirts
  • Official in-game recognition of honorees on RavensVision
  • Segment on WBAL TV-11

2021 Honor Rows Recipients

  • Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Best Buddies in Maryland (state of Maryland)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Y (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard Counties)
  • Corner Team Youth Champions Club (Baltimore City)
  • Girl Scout Troop 1093 (Baltimore County)
  • Green Street Academy (Baltimore City)
  • HeartSmiles (Baltimore City)
  • Indian Cultural Association Youth SEVA Corps (Howard County)
  • Kid Changemakers (Anne Arundel County)
  • Small Things Matter (Montgomery County)
  • Volunteen Leo (Harford County)
  • Weave (state of Maryland)
  • Zion Baptist Church (Baltimore City)

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 14th-consecutive year, the foundation is executing the Ravens PLAY 60 Grant, which provides funding of up to $10,000 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.
  • For more information about the NFL Play 60 initiative, visit: www.nfl.com/play60
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Hometown Hero

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For the 8th season, the Baltimore Ravens will honor first responders and active duty & veteran military members at every 2020 Ravens home game. If you have a friend or family member currently serving or retired, submit their name, contact information 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 will be featured on RavensVision during the game! Submit someone you want to honor today and help the Ravens and Baltimore celebrate our true Hometown Heroes!

Ravens High School Coach of the Week

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2021 Baltimore Ravens Coach of the Week

For 10 weeks during the regular season, the Ravens will honor a high school coach who has made a significant impact on his student-athletes. This award is in its 25th year of existence.

All 10 Coach of the Week winners receive a $2,000 donation to their school's football program and will attend the Ravens-Rams game at M&T Bank Stadium on Jan. 2 for an opportunity to be named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.

Leading and Inspiring Females to Thrive

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Annually, the Baltimore Ravens host local high-school-aged female athletes to the Under Armour Performance Center for the Leading and Inspiring Females to Thrive (L.I.F.T.) Conference. The day-long leadership conference invites Sophomore-and-Junior-aged student athletes to participate a day full of workshops, led by Spark, Inc., guest speakers and a group workout at the Ravens' facility. For more information, please click the link below.

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NFL Community Quaterback

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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 2020 program. Charitable organizations are invited to nominate their remarkable volunteers for recognition, or individuals may nominate themselves.

Honorees were awarded with Ravens apparel and autographed memorabilia, a commemorative trophy and a financial grant benefiting their respective nonprofit organization.

2020 Community Quarterback Award Winners

2020 Community Quarterback Award Winners

  • Lana Anderson – Small Things Matter
  • Aaron Augustine – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Linda Carney – LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
  • Tyde-Courtney Edwards – FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
  • Danny Farrar – Platoon 22
  • John Fry – Community Action Council of Howard County
  • Abdul Hadi Winder – Corner Team, Inc.
  • Dave Hall – The Image Center of MD
  • Bob Signor – Special Olympics Maryland
  • Leo Zerhusen – HOPE For All

NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle

The Baltimore Ravens hosted their 7th annual Ravens TEAM Challenge at the UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms as part of the 2018 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. Under the guidance of Playworks Maryland, nearly 100 students from Curtis Bay Elementary School tested their physical endurance and ability to work as a team. The day comprised of various challenges such as kickball, dodgeball, ultimate football and a dance competition. Ravens players, Cheerleaders and Poe also joined to make this day extra special for the students.

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Leidos Teams With Baltimore Ravens to Tackle Opioid Addiction

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Leidos and the Baltimore Ravens have teamed up this season to spread awareness about the ongoing opioid epidemic through a new "Tackling Opioid Addiction" campaign. For every tackle made by the Ravens during the regular season, Leidos and the Ravens will donate $50 towards the purchase of drug disposal packets and supporting Baltimore-area nonprofit organizations united in the fight to keep communities safer and healthier. For every interception and fumble forced by the Ravens defense, the organizations will donate an additional $1,000 each.

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