The Baltimore Ravens will host the third annual Touchdown for Teachers program, presented by M&T Bank, which recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and communities.
Five finalists will be chosen based on the amount of involvement in their school and/or community, the degree of positive impact and their demonstrated commitment to education.
The grand prize winner, selected from the group of finalists, will receive the following:
- $2,000 in grant funds, payable to his/her school or district
- A classroom visit by a Ravens' coach or player, accompanied by Ravens mascot Poe
- VIP experience at the Ravens' Under Armour Performance Center
The four remaining finalists will each receive a VIP experience at the Under Armour Performance Center and $500 in grant funds, payable to their school or district. Every nominated educator will receive a certificate of recognition from the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank.
"We support the Touchdown for Teachers program because we believe education is the cornerstone of strong communities," said Augie Chiasera, President of M&T Bank's Greater Baltimore and Chesapeake markets. "Teachers have such a tremendous impact and inspire our young people to reach their potential. Touchdown for Teachers is a great way to celebrate the outstanding work by teachers and the impact they have on students and the entire community."
Educators must be nominated through the application form that can be completed online at www.baltimoreravens.com/teachers and submitted no later than Friday, April 8. All finalists will be notified no later than Friday, April 15. The five finalists and eventual grand prize winner will be selected from a panel of community members and school officials, with the assistance of Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank staff.