Thursday, April 4, 2013
Does your organization have what it takes to haul in a Ravens Play 60 Grant? The program offers up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations.
Owings Mills and Reisterstown organizations may be eligible for up to $5,000 in grants through a program being run by the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens Play 60 Grant—previously known as Plan in Motion—encourages healthy initiatives in the Baltimore metro area, according to a news release from the Ravens. Applications—available at www.baltimoreravens.com/play60grant—will be accepted through May 31. Non-profits "that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education" may be eligible for the grant, administered through the Ravens All Community Team Foundation, the release stated. According to the release, requests must meet a series of qualifications: Funding will not be considered for facilities or…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Ravens wide receiver talked about the importance of healthy eating.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith was a surprise guest Friday morning at Chase Elementary School, joining fifth graders for breakfast and talking to the entire student body about the importance of drinking milk, the experience of the Super Bowl and what it takes to become a professional athlete. Read our story on Smith's appearance.
The Ravens wide receiver appeared as part of an NFL program encouraging fitness for children.
Chase Elementary School students thought they were getting a "very special" NFL rally on Purple Friday. It turned out they didn't know how special. A group of purple-clad fifth-graders at Chase were the first to find out as they gathered for a late breakfast of cereal and milk, and they were joined by Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. Smith, a former Terp fresh off the Ravens' win over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, had breakfast, then spoke to the entire student body at Chase about fitness and nutrition. "Anytime I get the opportunity to go to any elementary school, even family and friends, I'll go out and hang out at the school all day," said Smith, who added he was "honored" to appear at Chase. The appearance was …