BALTIMORE RAVENS KICK OFF 16th ANNUAL HONOR ROWS PROGRAM
Presented by M&T Bank, the Baltimore Ravens and the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) announce the kickoff of the 16th annual Honor Rows Program. During each Ravens home game of the 2015 regular season, the program honors youth groups and organizations that provide outstanding volunteer service to communities.
Winning groups will receive up to 100 tickets to a game, Honor Rows t-shirts for all participants, a pre-game on-field visit and official in-game recognition on the RavensVision boards. In addition, the Ravens' broadcast partner, WBAL-TV, will feature each group during a telecast on Thursday's prior to a home game.
Honorees will be selected by a panel of youth service leaders with the assistance of the GOSV, the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank staff. Organizations must fill out an application and supply a 100-word essay describing why the group should be honored. Groups must demonstrate a strong commitment to servicing the needs of the local community to qualify for consideration.
"We understand that it's important to recognize young people who make a positive difference in the community through their hard work and commitment," said Augie Chiasera, president of M&T Bank's Greater Baltimore and Chesapeake regions. "In the past 11 years, nearly 9,000 people have been recognized by the Honor Rows Program for their outstanding community service. "
Applications for the 16th annual Honor Rows Program can be completed online at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/HonorRows. Deadline to submit an application is Aug. 14, 2015.