Ravens award grants to local youth football programs

June 15, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE

RAVENS PROVIDE YOUTH FOOTBALL GRANTS TO 13 LOCAL PROGRAMS

The Ravens Foundation, Inc. has awarded youth football grants to 13 nonprofit programs in the state of Maryland. In continuing their commitment to enhance the quality of area youth football, the Baltimore Ravens and Under Armour’s WIN program will provide grants for new football equipment and apparel to 25 teams that represent outstanding programs and have a positive impact on their respective communities.

Now in its fifth year, the grant serves as a pipeline between the Ravens and youth football teams to promote, improve and facilitate the healthy development of children in the community. Each recipient will utilize its grant to purchase Under Armour packages that may include jerseys, cleats, socks, footballs, gloves and mouth guards.

Through the Ravens football outreach program, Ravens RISE, the team annually serves both youth and high school football by contributing more than 800 cleats to area football programs, donating weight-training equipment, hosting clinics for youth football coaches, honoring area high school coaches through the Ravens Coach of the Week program, and recognizing outstanding high school football matchups through the Ravens High School Game of the Week. Additionally, the Ravens invite area football teams to training camp and home games throughout the season. The team also offers various tournaments and clinics, presented by Under Armour. Most recently, these have included the Ravens 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament and the Play Like A Raven Football Clinics for youth.

2015 Ravens Youth Football Grant Recipients:

Coldspring Lane Nitehawks

F.C.A. Park Heights Saints

Frederick Steelers

Hampstead Ravens

Oldtown Gators

Pasadena Chargers

Prince Frederick Eagles

Reisterstown Mustangs

Rosedale Cowboys

Sandtown Wolverines

Secret Society Panthers

SMYA Hawks

Williamsport Bears

For more information on the Ravens Foundation, Inc. or the Ravens’ football outreach initiatives, please visit www.baltimoreravens.com/community.