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Youth Football Grant

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The Baltimore Ravens and Ravens RISE are committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the development of youth football in the Baltimore-area. With the support of Under Armour, youth football programs throughout Maryland are invited to apply for a Ravens Youth Football Grant for the opportunity to outfit all players in their program in either brand new jerseys or cleats.

NEW IN 2018: Applications for grants must be submitted by program – not by team as requested in years past.

For example: the Baltimore Ravens 8U, 12U, 14U, etc. would not apply for this grant, but the Baltimore Ravens program as a whole would submit an application for consideration of all the players on all their teams to be awarded either jerseys or cleats.

Entering its seventh year, this grant has served over 3,000 area children providing them jerseys, cleats and other football accessories.

2017 Ravens Youth Football Grant Recipients

Baltimore Stallions Academic and Sports Program; Baltimore Terrapins Youth Football & Cheer; Benjamin Franklin High School; Brooklyn Park Broncos; Caesar Rodney High School; Cumberland Valley Midget Football Association; East Baltimore United Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc.; FCA Bucks; Frederick Steelers; Gettysburg Area High School & Middle School Football; Indian River High School; Milford High School Football; Northwest Bulldogs Football; Northwood Football League, Inc.; Oldtown Gators; Peninsula Athletic League; South Baltimore Bulldogs; South Caroline Mustangs

If you have any questions about the grant, please email RavensRISE@ravens.nfl.net.

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. 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 and a school visit by a Ravens player, Poe and Cheerleaders.

The top 5 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

2018 Touchdown for Teachers Finalists:

  • Nicole Veltre-Luton – Digital Harbor High School (grand prize winner)
  • Daniel Bohlman – Homestead Wakefield Elementary School
  • Amy Mattison – Southgate Elementary School
  • Chad Pavlekovich – Salisbury Middle School
  • Raymond Weber – Salem Avenue Elementary School

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 and to apply, please click the link below. Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2018 – March 23, 2018.

Hometown Hero Presented By Dietz & Watson

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Dietz & Watson and the Baltimore Ravens are joining forces to honor our active and veteran service men and women at every 2017 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!

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Honor Rows Presented By M&T Banks

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During each Baltimore Ravens home game throughout the 2017 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

2017 Honor Rows Recipients

Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties); Baltimore Beyond Plastic (Baltimore City); Banner Neighborhoods’ “A Step Ahead” Program (Baltimore City); Beltsville Academy Student Ambassadors (Prince George’s County); Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Y (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard Counties); Frostburg State ECHOSTARS (Allegany County); Harbouring Hope (Baltimore City and Baltimore County); HOBY Maryland (Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties); Montgomery County Recreation (Montgomery County); Mt. Zion Youth Ministry (Baltimore City and Harford County); Pocomoke High School Key Club (Worcester County); Pocomoke High School Student United Way (Worcester County); Ray of Hope Fit for the Journey (Baltimore City); Salisbury Youth Civics Council (Wicomico County); St. John’s Episcopal Church Journey to Adulthood Youth Group (Baltimore and Howard Counties); The We Cancerve Movement (Harford County)

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 12th -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:

  • 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.
  • ll applications MUST be submitted via hard copy mail. Hard copies can be mailed to: Attn: Community Relations 1 Winning Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • For more information about the NFL Play 60 initiative, visit: www.nfl.com/play60

The following are examples of grants made through this project from 2017:

Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, an independent council of Girls on the Run international, inspires 3rd – 8th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The program combines training for a 5K with an interactive 10-week curriculum targeting the promotion of pertinent life skills and development of a lifelong commitment to physical activity and healthy living. The iCARRe Foundation provides free baseball clinics for youth ages 5-9 and introduces youth to baseball, it's rules, regulations, and basic skills. St. Francis Neighborhood Center, which serves elementary and middle school-aged youth, aims to educate Baltimore City students on healthy living via nutritional workshops, field trips introducing students to new sports, and participating in several community-health focused service projects.

Through this grant program, over $1.1 Million has been distributed to area nonprofits over the last 11 years, funding 200 programs and impacting more than 25,000 Baltimore-area youth.

2017 Ravens PLAY 60 Grant Recipients:

10:12 Sports; Annapolis Recreation and Parks; Baltimore Area Special Hockey; Baltimore City Recreation and Parks; Baltimore Community Rowing; Baltimore County Public Schools-Allied Sports Program; Baltimore SquashWise, Inc.; Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County; Boys and Girls Club of Harford County; Charm City Youth Lacrosse; Friends of Patterson Park; Girls on the Run of Central Maryland; Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, Inc.; Horizon Day Camp; iCARRe Foundation; Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN); KIPP Baltmore Inc.; Lutherville Timonium Rec Council - Soccer; Maryland Agricultural Resource Council; Maryland Community Health Initiatives; Mount Lebanon; Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH); Springboard To Opportunities; St. Francis Neighborhood Center; Team Captain Kids Foundation; Umar Boxing Program, Inc.; University of MD St. Joseph's Medical 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.

2018 Ravens Scholars:

  • Victoria Able, City Neighbors High School
  • Adonijah Bourne, Owings Mills High School
  • Kyra Davis, Baltimore City College
  • Ashley Pena, Digital Harbor High School
  • Clarity Willoughby, Carver Vocational-Technical High School

Ravens High School Coach of the Week

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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 Coach of the Week hat

2017 Community Quarterback Award Winners

  • Charles Dawson – North Harford Recreation Council
  • Karli Crenshaw – Grass Roots Rescue
  • Rees Draminski – TeCanal

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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 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.

2017 Community Quarterback Award Winners

  • Charles Dawson – North Harford Recreation Council
  • Karli Crenshaw – Grass Roots Rescue
  • Rees Draminski – TeCanal

NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle

The Baltimore Ravens hosted their sixth annual Ravens TEAM Challenge at the UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms as part of the 2017 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. Under the guidance of Playworks Maryland, students from Maree G. Farring Elementary school tested their physical endurance and ability to work as a team in order to complete various challenges such as kickball, dodgeball, ultimate football and a series of relays. Ravens players, Cheerleaders, and Mascot Poe also joined to make this day extra special for the students

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Seats For Service

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The Baltimore Ravens have a long standing tradition of supporting the military and those who serve our country. This season, the Ravens 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 in Annapolis on December 27th.

GamePlanEarth Ambassador

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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 2018.

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