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Press Release: Ravens To Outfit Local Youth Football Programs


The Ravens Foundation, Inc. has awarded grants to over 150 total youth football teams from 19 nonprofit programs throughout Maryland and Delaware. In their continued commitment to enhance the quality of area youth football, the Baltimore Ravens and Under Armour have provided grants for new football apparel and equipment to over 3,000 local youth athletes who represent outstanding programs and who make a positive impact in their communities. The selected programs serve diverse populations in 10 Maryland counties – Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Wicomico, Worchester – and in Baltimore City and Harrington, Del.

Now in its 14th 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.

All programs that were awarded emergency response accessories have been invited to attend a Hands-Only CPR and AED training at the Under Armour Performance Center on Monday, June 17. Led by the American Heart Association and Rescue One, the training will teach grant recipients the proper way to use their new devices in case of emergency. Additionally, all teams will be invited to visit training camp later this summer to receive their new equipment and apparel.

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 equipment, 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.

2024 Ravens Youth Football Grant Recipients:

St. Charles Bears Youth Organization

Westminster Wildcats

Reisterstown Mustangs

UNITY Youth Development

Beltsville Adelphi Boys and Girls Club

Harrington Little Spartans

Bay Bulldogs

Damascus Sports Association

Woodlawn Secret Society Panthers

Worcester County Pop Warner

FCA Park Heights Saints

Northeast Hawks

Dundalk Junior Owls

Thomas Johnson Youth Athletic Association

Shore Hawks

Charm City Youth Development

East Howard Jaguars

WFFL NFL Flag Football

LTRC Knights

Additionally, USA Football, the sport's national governing body and the NFL's official youth football development partner, and the Ravens recently awarded Riddell equipment grants to youth football programs throughout Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. These grant packages from Riddell are valued up to $1,000 each and were awarded based on need, merit and an organization's commitment to coaching education and best practices.

For more information on the Ravens Foundation, Inc. or the Ravens' outreach initiatives, please visit

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