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Baltimore Ravens Present Second Annual L.I.F.T. Conference

The Baltimore Ravens will host their second annual L.I.F.T. (Leading and Inspiring Females to Thrive) Conference on Tuesday, April 12 at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills. The event will begin at 7:45 a.m.

The L.I.F.T. Conference is a leadership seminar for female student-athletes from Baltimore City and Baltimore County public high schools. Sophomores and juniors from select schools were nominated to participate by their respective athletic directors. The criteria to be selected included those student-athletes who serve as both an "untitled leader" and "unsung hero" for their particular sports programs.

The event is designed to empower the next generation of female student-athletes and develop their leadership skills, helping them succeed both on and off the playing field. L.I.F.T. will engage the young women in a conversation about how the skills they utilize during sports translate to their off-field endeavors (relationships, college preparation, workplace, professional sports arena, etc.). The students will have an opportunity to hear from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (8 a.m.), as well as 2012 U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team selection Angela Forsett, who is the wife of Ravens running back Justin Forsett.

SportsChallenge Leadership Academy (SCLA) will lead an interactive discussion with the group before it breaks into a workout session, powered by Under Armour, designed to help the students discover how their on-field skills can be applied to their personal and professional lives. A second group discussion will take place in the afternoon. SCLA provides highly-specialized leadership training to a nationally-diverse group of student-athletes, coaches and adult leaders through residential summer programs and in-school workshops. Since 1996, SCLA has taught leadership qualities to students and educators from more than 40 U.S. states and seven countries worldwide.* *

*Who:          *John Harbaugh (Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens)

*                      *Pam Herath (Director of Programming, SportsChallenge Leadership Academy)

                      Angela Forsett (2012 U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team)

                      Caroline Fitzsimmons (Under Armour FX Studio Trainer)

                      Baltimore City Public High School Female Student-Athletes

                      Baltimore County Public High School Female Student-Athletes

*What:        *Baltimore Ravens L.I.F.T. Conference

Where:      Under Armour Performance Center

                      1 Winning Drive

                      Owings Mills, MD 21117

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When:        Tuesday, April 12

                      7:45 a.m.

Details:      *Please see attached sheet for a detailed timeline. *

*                      Coach Harbaugh will address the students at approximately 8 a.m.*

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