Media Advisory - Ravens Join NFL Network for 2009 Keep Gym in School Kickoff

NFL Network is partnering with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Verizon FiOS TV and the Baltimore Ravens to kick off the Keep Gym in School *program in Anne Arundel County Public Schools on Tuesday, September 29, at Corkran Middle School in Glen Burnie. After a school-wide pep rally emceed by NFL Network Analyst Jamie Dukes celebrating the refurbished Physical Education facilities funded with a $50,000 *Keep Gym in School grant, Baltimore Ravens Brendon Ayanbadejo and Matt Birk will lead students through fitness tests and football-inspired drills during an on-field minicamp. Corkran Middle School is one of four middle schools nationwide receiving a Keep Gym in School PE revamp this year, and one of approximately 150 schools that will benefit from the NFL Network's *Keep Gym in School *Fitness Program.

A program of NFL PLAY 60, the league's youth health and fitness campaign, *Keep Gym in School *is NFL Network's national effort to ensure quality physical education and fitness in schools.

WHAT: NFL Network to Host Pep Rally and Minicamp for Corkran Middle School Students Celebrating Launch of Keep Gym in School Program and $50,000 PE Makeover

WHO: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

Brendon Ayanbadejo, Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens

Matt Birk, Center, Baltimore Ravens

Jamie Dukes, Analyst, NFL Network

William R. Roberts, Regional President, Verizon

Kevin M. Maxwell, Superintendent, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Students, faculty from Corkran Middle School

WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 10:00 a.m. (please arrive at 9:30)

WHERE: Corkran Middle School

7600 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie, MD

CONTACTS: Abby Ottenhoff, On Site Contact, c:               (773) 266-1884         (773) 266-1884, abby.ottenhoff@cegny.com

Amy Burke, On Site Contact, c:               (410) 382-5496         (410) 382-5496, aburke@profilespr.com

Dennis Johnson, NFL Network,               (310) 840-4686         (310) 840-4686, dennis.johnson@NFL.com

Sandra Arnette, Verizon,               (410) 393-7109         (410) 393-7109, sandra.u.arnette@verizon.com

Shaun Adamec, Governor's Office,               (410) 974-2316         (410) 974-2316, SAdamec@GOV.STATE.MD.US

Melanie LeGrande, Baltimore Ravens,               (410) 701-4156         (410) 701-4156, melanie.legrande@ravens.nfl.net

Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County Public Schools,               (410) 222-5312         (410) 222-5312, rmosier@aacps.org

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