DOVER, Del- The Baltimore Ravens Youth Football Grant Program offers assistance to qualifying nonprofit youth football programs in the state of Maryland. With the support of Under Armour, the grant is provided by the Ravens Foundation, Inc., the team’s charitable arm committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in our community.
Beginning March 16, youth tackle football and flag football teams in Maryland are eligible to apply for an apparel grant containing over $1,000 in Under Armour jerseys, cleats and/or accessories. Since its launch five years ago, the Ravens Youth Football Grant has awarded apparel to over 100 teams, including 27 grants distributed in 2015.
Ravens Youth Football Grant applications are available at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/FootballGrants and must be submitted no later than April 29, 2016. Grant decisions will be made in May.
The grant program is part of the organization’s commitment to enhancing the quality of youth and high school football in our area. In recent years, the Ravens and Under Armour have partnered on other projects and donated new uniforms to 24 Baltimore City public high schools. Furthermore, the Ravens helped fund the $1 million stadium renovations at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Mervo High School, helped restore the City Springs School football field, installed “Ravens Field” at the Park Heights Youth Development Park and pledged $125,000 to MedStar Sports Medicine to help raise concussion awareness.
Annually, the Ravens contribute more than 500 cleats to area football teams, donate weight-training equipment and salute local high school coaches through the Ravens Coach of the Week program. Through its Ravens RISE football initiative, the team also holds football clinics and flag football exhibitions, administers 7-on-7 football tournaments for area high school teams, hosts clinics for football coaches and highlights a weekly high school football game each week of the regular season with the High School Football Showdown.