Ray Lewis Foundation Kicks off Summer with Ray's Summer Days

Baltimore – May 28, 2008 -Baltimore area residents can expect an action packed three days of bowling, paintball and fitness education at the Fifth Annual Ray's Summer Days being held from June 4 – 6. Ray Lewis' Ray's Summer Days has established itself as the premier summertime fundraising event in the Baltimore area providing healthy fitness related fun for children and exciting events for adults, while raising money for the Ray Lewis Foundation to help disadvantaged youth and families in distress. Over $100,000 was raised at last year's event.

"I count it as such a blessing that I can put together a fundraising event that raises awareness and funds to provide assistance to disadvantaged youth throughout Baltimore," said Ray Lewis, founder and namesake of the Ray Lewis Foundation. "I built my life and career here in Baltimore and it is important to me to give back to the city and the people that have been a big part of my success."

Event participants will be joined by Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens players, Hall of Famers and other athletes and Hollywood celebrities involved in this year's Ray's Summer Days. Participants can once again look forward to the annual bowling tournament and evening cocktail party and auction, along with a youth fitness clinic and an exclusive celebrity paintball tournament.

Ray Lewis:

"Our foundation is grateful for all of the support by local and national organizations like American Airlines, Sun Products Corporation, Bacardi, Pev's Paintball and many many more. Without our corporate support and the support of the community, our commitment to helping these children would not be possible"

About the Ray Lewis Foundation

The Ray Lewis Foundation is a 501C3 non-profit tax-exempt corporation whose mission is to provide personal and economic assistance to disadvantaged youth and families in distress in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. For more information about Rays Summer Days please visit www.rayssummerdays.com or contact Jason Vengerat786-368-5494. For more information about the Ray Lewis Foundation please visit the website at www.raylewis52.com

Press Credentials are required for access to each event. Contact Jason Venger for credentials.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS**

Thursday, June 4th 2009

Event 1:BacardiVIP Kickoff Party Venue:Ruth Chris' Havana Club: 600 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Time:7:30pm-10:30pm
Cost:Individual ticket - $500

Event 2: Havana Nights Kickoff After Party Venue:Ruth Chris' Havana Club
Time:11:00pm-2:00am

Friday, June 5th 2009

Event 1:American AirlinesCelebrity Bowling TournamentVenue:Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes: 4359 Ebenezen Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236Registration: 6:30pm
Cost:$2,000 per lane (four bowlers per lane) ; $500 per spot

Event 2: RSD After PartyVenue:Hightopps Backstage Grille
Time:11:00pm-2:00am

Saturday, June 6th 2009

Event 1:Sun Products Corporation Youth Fitness Clinic Venue:Patterson Park (Utz Field): 200 S. Linwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Time:9:00am-12:00pm
Cost:Free for children ; By invitation only

Event 2:Pev'sCelebrity Paintball Tournament & BBQVenue:The Lewis Residence
Time:1:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $1,000 per team (five players per team) ; $100 non-player (RLF approval required)

Event 3: RSD Wrap-Up Party Venue: TBDTickets can be purchased by calling (786) 368-5494

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