SALISBURY, Md.- The Baltimore Ravens are giving local high school football teams the chance to “play like a Raven” in the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown program.
Throughout the NFL regular season, voting polls will be created each to select the high school football game of the week.
The battling schools will receive a visit from the Ravens’ cheerleaders and mascot during the matchup. Each participating school will also receive a $500 donation to their athletic departments.
The high school football showdown is only layer of the Ravens RISE year-round initiatives.
Through the program, student athletes also have the chance to play on the Ravens’ field at halftime of a home game, compete in tournaments, participate in clinics and earn grants.
“Ravens RISE has made an impact in the lives of numerous youth and high school football players, as well as their coaches since its inception in 2014,” Baltimore Ravens Director of Communications Heather Darney said. “We have a history of supporting local youth football programs long before that though through the Ravens Foundation Inc’s Youth Football Grant, annually awarding Under Armour jerseys, cleats, and other apparel to over 25 teams each year Additionally, by hosting numerous clinics, tournaments, and special events held for football players to participate in, and coaching education seminars organized for the continued development of football leaders.”
With opportunities for football players in Maryland from youth to high school, Ravens RISE provides you the opportunity to “Play Like A Raven” all year long.
“We want these student-athletes to know that we are there to support them and encourage them to be active and play football,” Darney said. “Most of the efforts with this program are grass root initiatives that take us to the teams, players, and coaches directly. We always value that connection.”
You can email Ravens RISE directly with questions and/or ideas at RavensRISE@ravens.nfl.net.