Serving the community yet again, Ray Rice proved on Thursday night that his work on the field is just a fraction of what he does for Baltimore. In an event sponsored by BODYARMOR SuperDrink, Wegman’s in Columbia hosted an event to support the ARC and The Ray Rice Foundation.
Rice came out to Wegman’s and gave fans a chance to take pictures, win merchandise, and take photos with the Super Bowl Champion running back. As a part of his anti-bullying campaign, he talked about his charity and the many other things he does for the community, as you can read in Brian Bower’s latest article.
Including Rice’s outstanding work off the field, he talked about his play on the field a bit, and gave fans insight on what happened in the season’s most crucial “turning point.”
“I think our turning point was right before the playoffs, I’ll be honest. We knew when we went on our little slump—we only had to win one game. We clinched the AFC, we knew we were getting one home playoff game.”
Rice went on to explain the defining moment in the Super Bowl run. “I believe our true turning point was when Ray Lewis announced his retirement. And I say that because… some people were getting tired of it, some thought it was a publicity stunt, but [Ray Lewis] had no reason to do more publicity stunts.”
“When he announced his retirement… that’s basically telling the whole company ‘why not give it our all?’”
Ray also reflected on this recent offseason. With his first quote to the fans, he stated he was “upset by all of the recent changes”, but assured everyone “everything is going to be alright.”
The quote of the night had to be when Ray reflected back on the power outage at the Super Bowl.
“Whoever turned them off just didn’t want to see a blowout… I got my ring, but that was garbage,” Ray said jokingly. His description of the moment was even more candid than his thoughts on the outage.
“It’s really like having a Ferrari all moving and going, and then suddenly you’re trying to throttle, kick-up a ‘67 dodge charger.”
Rice provided a great night full of honest quotes, community service, and a superb environment for every event-goer.
To find out more about Ray Rice’s charity and how you can make a difference, visit rayrice27.com.
Bonus – Here’s video of Ray singing his version of “I love you” by children’s favorite “Barney.” (thanks to Marisa Pisano)