The Baltimore Ravens and NFL Play 60

Ayanbadejo Play 60

The Baltimore Ravens continued their efforts in the community on Tuesday when current players Brendon Ayanbadejo, Anthony Allen, Ed Dickson and Justin Tucker hosted a football clinic for Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play.

The event which was held at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore featured over 200 Hispanic children who learned the basic fundamentals of football. The NFL Play 60 event was also held in conjunction with the NFL’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Smiles filled the arena as the kids took part in football drills along with the Ravens players. “To be able to do this with real players is a dream come true.” said one child who caught a pass from linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo. “This is so awesome.” added another.

Baltimore linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo who has been involved with this event for the past 3 years stated, “Anytime you get the chance to teach kids football and teach the kids some life lessons it’s something you have to take every advantage of. We do other things where we go to schools and feed the homeless and do things like that, but you get the kids outside of the school setting and you get to focus on athletics and their health so those are things that are important and I will continue to be a part of this for the rest of my time here in Baltimore.”

Although the weather was dark and gray out on Tuesday afternoon, Ayanbadejo, Dickson, Allen and Tucker shined bright.

This entry was posted in Blog View by Brian Bower. Bookmark the permalink.

About Brian Bower

Brian Bower
Brian Bower is avid football fan who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Brian has covered the Baltimore Ravens and NFL player positives in the community for the past two years for FootballNewsNow.com. His work has been featured on NFL.com and ESPN blogs. He is also a regular guest...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

Confessions of a Sports Nut: The NFL Has Made Their Bed

We know all too well in Baltimore what it's like to have the spotlight of the national media fixed on our team and our city. Whether it's people around the nation poking fun at us because of TV shows ...read more

Harbs Got It Right With Castillo

After a disappointing year in 2013, especially on the offensive side of the ball, it was obvious there would be a lot of changes on the Ravens coaching staff. While the lack of production could have l...read more

THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Ravens 38, Panthers 10

From about midway through the second quarter the Ravens completely controlled the game and it became pretty clear that the Panthers just didn’t have the horses to compete when they fell behind. T...read more

GIF: Steve Smith Sr. Plays Keep-Away With Referee

Steve Smith Sr. was a HUGE factor in the Ravens' win over the Panthers Sunday. After a catch just short of a first down in the 2nd half, Smitty (maybe unknowingly) played keep-away from the referee wi...read more

Taliaferro Dances Next to Referee

Lorenzo Taliaferro pushed into the endzone on Sunday to put the Ravens up 35-10. Afterwards, he does an awesome dance. Thanks to Fansided for the vine! The referee standing there watching hi...read more

View More