BALTIMORE — Youth football programs looking for help with funding can appeal to the generosity of the Baltimore Ravens and Under Armour through a grant program.
Teams and programs can apply for the Baltimore Ravens Youth Football Grant, administered by the team’s charitable organization the Ravens Foundation, Inc. The hope is by supporting the athletic programs, healthy youth development is encouraged in Maryland communities.
Teams may apply for apparel grants that would outfit their players with Under Armor jerseys and cleats, as well as heat and hydration packages that include AED machines and ice immersion tubs for safety. Onfield tools like field-goal posts pads, down markers and distance chains, and pylons are also included.
Through eight years, the football grant program has helped provide services to more than 3,500 area children, with 600 youth players gaining such aid in 2018, the team said.
The youth football program is part of the team’s larger efforts in the state’s athletic community, as the Ravens and Under Armour have collaborated in providing uniforms to 24 Baltimore City public high schools, invested in a community and recreation center in the city’s Eastside, and invested in several school athletics construction projects like stadium renovations at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Mervo High School, and other projects.
More information about the grants and online applications are available on the Ravens’ website.