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Media Advisory: Ravens In Our Community Tuesday 9/27

Sandymount Elementary Play 60/Project ACES Kickoff Assembly

On Tuesday (9/27), Ravens DT Haloti Ngataand additional players will help Sandymount Elementary School kick off the Carroll County Play 60/Project ACES (Active Children Excel in School) program to promote daily exercise and good nutrition. As the special guest at an assembly for over 500 students, Ngata will share the benefits of a healthy lifestyle with the youth.

The Baltimore Ravens, Carroll County Public Schools and The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County have joined forces to host the Play 60 Challenge with Project ACES as part of the nationwide NFL Play 60 campaign. Twenty-six elementary schools throughout Carroll County will participate in the Play 60 Challenge/Project ACES *program, totaling over 14,000 students. The Ravens and local *Challenge partners will encourage elementary school students to engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for a period of two weeks. Students will track their activity throughout the course of the program with provided daily activity logs.

Two lucky winners, one girl and one boy, will be invited to the Ravens vs. 49ers game on Nov. 24, where they will be recognized on-field prior to kickoff. Three additional students will be chosen to attend a Ravens' Play 60 reward luncheon in the spring of 2012, alongside winning students from surrounding Baltimore-area schools taking part in the Play 60 Challenge. An additional Play 60/Project ACES assembly will be held at Cranberry Station Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Sandymount Elementary School
2222 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Ravens Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Worldwide Day of Play Football Clinic

Ravens players, including RB Anthony Allen,LB Brendon Ayanbadejo,CB Chris Carr,FB Vonta Leach and T Bryant McKinniewill host a football clinic in honor of the annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDP) this Tuesday (9/27) at Bonvegna Field in Baltimore to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles among youth. The clinic will be held in conjunction with the NFL's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 – 10/15), as 200 predominantly Hispanic children, ages 5-11, will learn about the fundamentals of football.

Established as a day focused entirely on active play, WWDP aligns with Play 60: The NFL Movement for an Active Generation, a campaign aimed at getting children active for at least 60 minutes a day. All participants in the WWDP football clinic were preregistered through Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO), Centro de la Comunidad (Centro) and Centro de Ayuda of Annapolis, three organizations focused on supporting the Hispanic population in Baltimore and its surrounding areas.

The Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association will be on-site to distribute milk cartons to all 200 children. The event will also include football instruction by local coaches alongside Ravens players, festive music, appearances by Ravens cheerleaders and team mascot Poe, and healthy prize packs for each participant.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Bonvegna Field
3201 Toone Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

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