The Baltimore Ravens are hosting a football clinic for the annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDP) to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles among youth this Tuesday (9/22). To complement the NFL's celebration of the 2009 Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 – 10/15), the clinic will be held for 100 predominantly Hispanic children, ages 5-11, at Patterson Park's Utz Field in East Baltimore. Several Ravens players, including LB Antwan Barnes and RB Ray Rice, will be on hand to demonstrate the fundamentals of football.
All participants in the WWDP football clinic were preregistered by Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO) and Centro de la Comunidad (Centro), two organizations focused on serving the Hispanic population in Baltimore and its surrounding areas. With the assistance of Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and the Friends of Patterson Park organization, the Ravens secured Patterson Park as the event's location due to its proximity to not only EBLO and Centro, but also to a large population of the community they serve.
Established as a day focused completely on active play, WWDP aligns with Play 60: The NFL Movement for an Active Generation, a campaign aimed at getting children active for at least 60 minutes a day. The event will include football instruction by local coaches and Ravens players, festive music, appearances by Ravens cheerleaders and mascot Poe, and a t-shirt and healthy snack pack for each participant.
WHO: LB Antwan BarnesandRB Ray Rice
Additional Ravens players
Ravens mascot Poe
WHAT: Worldwide Day of Play Football Clinic / Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Patterson Park – Utz Field (stadium next to DiPietro Ice Rink)
Between the intersections of East Baltimore St. and Linwood Ave.,
and Lombard St. and South Patterson Park Ave.