The Ravens All Community Team Foundation (RACTF) has awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to 20 nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area. In its fourth year, the Ravens' Plan in Motion project once again provided grants of up to $5,000 for initiating and/or growing programs or projects that promote physical fitness and nutritional education among youth.
The 2010 Plan in Motion grant funding will support a variety of programs, such as Tai Chi classes, Squash clubs, cooking instruction and after school intramurals, all working to encourage healthy youth activities. Projects that received grants for 2010 include: Funding of classes through Girls on the Run of Greater Chesapeake, which combined training for a 5K with self-esteem uplifting workouts; Continued support of the Patterson Area Elementary Soccer League for three Baltimore schools, which will double in size from 2009; Providing the Baltimore County Police Athletic League's mountain biking program with funds to purchase new equipment for scheduled biking trips; Supporting the Baltimore Fitness Academy, which educates and mentors urban youth to become employed as certified fitness professionals and ambassadors of health in Baltimore; and, Providing scholarships for students to attend Camp Soveya, a summer program that addresses female childhood obesity in the Jewish community.
The Ravens All Community Team Foundation is dedicated to improving and facilitating the healthy development of youth in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland. The Plan in Motion project is designed to encourage healthy youth activities and promote the importance of nutrition and exercise for children. Across the 20 nonprofit organizations, close to 8,000 Baltimore-area youth will benefit from the RACTF grants in the coming year.
2010 Ravens Plan in Motion Grant Recipients:
- Baltimore County PAL (Dundalk and Lansdowne)
- Baltimore Fitness Academy
- Baltimore Squash Wise
- Boys and Girls Club of Harford County
- Bridges at St. Paul's School
- Camp Fire USA Baltimore
- Camp Soveya
- Child First Authority
- Dundalk High School
- Girls on the Run of Greater Chesapeake
- Higher Achievement Baltimore
- Monte Sanders FIT FAMILIES
- Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
- Patterson Public Charter School
- Playworks Baltimore
- ReWired for Change
- Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy
- SEED School of Maryland
- The Maryland School for the Blind
- Wolfe Street Academy, under Baltimore Curriculum Project
For more information on the Ravens All Community Team Foundation or the Ravens' Plan in Motion project, visit www.baltimoreravens.com/community.