RAVENS TO OUTFIT LOCAL YOUTH FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
The Ravens Foundation, Inc. has awarded grants to 69 total youth football teams from eight nonprofit programs throughout the state of Maryland. In continuing their commitment to enhance the quality of area youth football, the Baltimore Ravens and Under Armour will provide grants for new football apparel and equipment to over 600 local youth athletes who represent outstanding programs and make a positive impact in their communities. The selected programs serve diverse populations in five counties – Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Frederick, Harford – and in Baltimore City.
Now in its ninth year, the grant serves as a pipeline between the Ravens and youth football programs to help promote, improve and facilitate the healthy development of children in the community. Each recipient will utilize their grant to purchase packages that include Under Armour jerseys, field equipment and emergency response accessories. For the second-consecutive year, all players from the programs receiving grants will be invited to "Youth Football Day" during Ravens Training Camp to watch the team before they receive their new apparel at the Under Armour Performance Center.
Additionally, alongside the NFL Foundation and USA Football, the Ravens awarded equipment grants to 15 other Baltimore-area youth and school-based programs. Each equipment grant is valued at $1,000 and provides resources such as: tackle football equipment from Riddell, flag football equipment, uniforms, field and practice equipment, wearable technology from Catapult and more.
Through Ravens RISE, the Ravens football outreach program, the team annually serves both youth and high school football by contributing cleats to area football programs, donating weight-training equipment, hosting clinics for youth football coaches, honoring area high school coaches through the Ravens Coach of the Week program, and recognizing outstanding high school football matchups through the Ravens High School Football Showdown. Additionally, the Ravens invite area football teams to attend training camp and home games throughout the season. The team also hosts various tournaments and clinics, presented by Under Armour. Most recently, these have included the Ravens 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament and the Play Like A Raven Football Clinics.
2019 Ravens Youth Football Grant Recipients:
Emmorton Buccaneers Football Program (13 teams)
FCA Park Heights Saints (10 teams)
Harundale Rebels Youth Football (9 teams)
Joppatowne Seahawks (6 teams)
Northwood Football League, Inc. (9 teams)
South Caroline Mustangs (5 teams)
Tuscarora Jr. Titans (9 teams)
Your Future Leaders (YFL) Cardinals (8 teams)
For more information on the Ravens Foundation, Inc. or the Ravens' outreach initiatives, please visit www.baltimoreravens.com/community.