OWINGS MILLS, Maryland – The Ravens Foundation Inc. has awarded grants to a total of 105 youth football teams in 15 nonprofit programs across the state of Maryland.
Continuing their commitment to improving the quality of youth football in the region, the Ravens and Under Armor will provide grants for new football clothing and equipment to more than 1,000 local young athletes who represent exceptional programs and have a positive impact. in their communities. The selected programs serve diverse populations in six counties – Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, St. Mary’s, Washington – and Baltimore City.
Now in its 11th year, the grant serves as a pipeline between the Ravens and youth football programs to help promote, enhance and facilitate the healthy development of children in the community. Each grantee will use their grant to purchase packages that include Under Armor jerseys, field gear, and emergency response accessories.
Through Ravens RISE, the Ravens’ football outreach program, the team serves youth and high school football every year by contributing cleats to area football programs, donating equipment, running clinics. for youth football coaches, honoring area high school coaches through the Ravens Coach of the Week. program, and recognizing outstanding high school football games through the Ravens High School Football Showdown. Additionally, the Ravens invite area football teams to attend training camp and home games throughout the season. The team also organizes various tournaments and clinics, presented by Under Armor. Most recently, these have included the Ravens 7v7 high school football tournament and ‘Play Like A Raven’ football clinics.
2021 Ravens Junior Football Grant Recipients:
Baltimore Stallion Academic and Sporting Program (8 teams)
Baltimore Terrapins Youth Football (8 teams)
Youth Development of Charm City Buccaneers (8 teams)
Emmorton Buccaneers Football Program (10 teams)
FCA Park Heights Secret Society Saints Football and Cheerleading Program (8 teams)
Forest Park Black Hawks Football and Incentive Program (3 teams)
Frederick Cadet Youth Athletic Association (5 teams)
Glade Valley Athletic Association Youth Football Junior Lions (5 teams)
Joel Gamble Community Youth Outreach (5 teams)
North Carroll Colt Football and Cheer (6 teams)
North Hagerstown Junior Hubs Youth Athletic Association (11 teams)
Owings Mills Wolfpack Football Junior (8 teams)
Youth Mentoring and Sports Parkside Warriors (7 teams)
Southern Maryland United Association (9 teams)
Thomas Johnson Youth Sports Association (4 teams)
Additionally, USA Football, the national sports governing body and official development partner of NFL youth football, and the Baltimore Ravens recently awarded Riddell equipment grants to youth football programs in Maryland. , Delaware and Pennsylvania. These Riddell grant programs are valued up to $ 1,000 each and have been awarded based on an organization’s need, merit, and commitment to coaching education and best practices.
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