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Press Release: Community Quarterback Award Program

The award – funded by NFL Charities – salutes Maryland volunteers who exhibit exceptional leadership, dedication and commitment to bettering their local communities. Charitable organizations are invited to nominate distinguished youth and adult volunteers for the 2010 program. Individuals are also welcome to nominate themselves.

On Nov. 28, the selected volunteers will be invited to M&T Bank Stadium to watch as the Baltimore Ravens host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Honorees will be awarded game tickets for themselves and a guest, along with Ravens apparel and autographed memorabilia. Additionally, each honoree will receive a commemorative plaque and a financial grant for their respective nonprofit organization.

Applications for the 2010 Community Quarterback Award can be downloaded or completed online at****from Sept. 15Oct. 22. All nominees will receive a certificate to acknowledge their commitment to improving our local communities.

The 2009 community quarterbacks included Matt Beck, who raised over $36,000 for cancer research by baking and selling homemade cookies; Debi Katzenberger,who collected and distributed pajamas to comfort extended-stay pediatric patients; and Lewis Sharpe, who donated his time and gardening knowledge to transform a neglected alley into a flourishing community garden.

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