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Matt Birk to Speak at Baltimore Scholarship Luncheon

MEDIA ADVISORY- Ravens Matt Birk will speak at the Baltimore Community Foundation Scholarship Luncheon at M&T Bank Stadium this Thursday, June 4. The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) will announce $81,500 in college scholarships awarded to 55 Maryland students, including the $10,000 One Step Up scholarship created by a retired teacher. Two current BCF scholarship recipients, one attending Bowdoin College and the other the Peabody Institute, will speak about the importance of the scholarships to their lives.

Ravens president **Dick Cass*** *will join Birk in speaking about the Ravens' commitment to education and scholarships. Birk, a Harvard graduate, 11-year NFL veteran and six-time Pro Bowler, is the founder of the Matt Birk HIKE Foundation. The mission of the HIKE Foundation is to provide at-risk Minnesota and Baltimore-area children with the educational opportunities needed to excel in the classroom and in life. For more information, please visit

The charitable funds of several Ravens players, including TE Todd Heap and S Ed Reed, are numbered among the 600-plus funds of the Baltimore Community Foundation. BCF invites donors to Invest in Baltimore, helping individuals, families and organizations to carry out their charitable plans, with the common goal of improving the quality of life in the greater Baltimore region, today and for generations to come. More information about BCF, its scholarships and other activities can be found at

The Ravens will also make a special announcement regarding a team scholarship program during this event.

WHO: Ravens C Matt Birk

WHAT:Baltimore Community Foundation
Scholarship Luncheon

WHEN:Thursday, June 4, 2009
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:M&T Bank Stadium
S.E. Club Level
1101 Russell Street
Baltimore, MD

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