Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox will host the 2nd annual Celebrity Paintball Tournament, benefiting his charitable arm, Empowerment M.I.N.D.S. Foundation, on Saturday, May 31. The annual fundraiser will be held at Paintball Adventures Park in Taneytown, Md. The 2007 event was a success with more than 20 Ravens players attending, including Ed Reed, Mark Clayton, Bart Scott and Samari Rolle. The Washington Redskins joined the effort, with several players on hand.
Funds raised benefit Wilcox's vast community efforts. The 5th-year tight end has always been a staple in the Baltimore community and hosts a miniature golf tournament and free football camp for area high school youth each year, in addition to the paintball tournament. Alongside Downtown Locker Room, Wilcox operates the Homeroom Huddle program at Thurgood Marshall High School in north Baltimore. The program rewards students who achieve certain goals, based on attendance, academic achievement and behavior. Such rewards have included a trip to the Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and tickets to Ravens home games.
For his continual efforts, Wilcox was honored at the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 27. Along with Ray Lewis, Bart Scott and former NBA Center Wes Unseld, the "Legends Among Us" event celebrated area leaders in community service.
Registration is now available for the Celebrity Paintball Tournament by visiting www.celebritypaintballtournament.com.