RAVENS TEAM CHALLENGE AT M&T BANK STADIUM
The Baltimore Ravens will host their third annual Ravens TEAM Challenge at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday (10/20) as part of the 2014 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. Approximately 120 local youth will test their physical endurance and ability to work as a team in order to complete various activities. At the end of the event, one group will be declared TEAM Challenge champions, based upon total points accumulated.
Under the guidance of Playworks Baltimore, selected students from Liberty Elementary School (Baltimore) will participate in challenges such as kickball, dodgeball, ultimate football and a series of relays. In addition, each student will receive a new pair of sneakers, provided by Under Armour.
Playworks currently delivers safe and inclusive play to 24 Baltimore City schools daily, with a goal to create a place for every child on the playground — a place where every kid belongs, contributes and is part of the game. Through it's involvement in Hometown Huddle, volunteers will encourage children to bring out the best in themselves and each other, and kids will learn the value of fair play, compassion and respect.
Ravens players, including WR Marlon Brown,S Matt Elam,OLB Elvis Dumervil,TE Crockett Gilmore,S Anthony Levine,QB Tyrod Taylor,WR Steve Smith Sr.and DT Brandon Williams will join Ravens cheerleaders, mascot Poe and close to 75 volunteers (from the Lady Ravens Association, M&T Bank, Under Armour and United Way) in facilitating the activities and leading youth participants.
An NFL initiative, the Hometown Huddle is a day of hands-on activity celebrated by all 32 teams across the country in conjunction with the United Way. The Ravens TEAM Challenge integrates educational programming and the NFL's PLAY 60 physical activities while focusing on three values: fitness, sportsmanship and academics.