Friday, October 15, 2010

City Springs Participates in "Amazing Race"

The Baltimore Ravens will host The Amazing Race – Ravens Style on Tuesday (10/19) at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. More than 100 youth from City Springs School will complete tasks that blend educational programming and physical activity incorporating Play 60, the NFL movement for an active generation. The event is part of the 2010 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle.

Ravens players, including WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, will join team cheerleaders, Poe and close to 75 volunteers (from M&T Bank, Under Armour and United Way) in facilitating the race and guiding youth participants.

Selected youth (fourth and fifth graders from Baltimore’s City Springs School) will venture through various zoo exhibits, including Maryland Wilderness, The African Journey, The Arctic and Flocker’s Field, on a quest to complete tasks at designated stops. All participants will receive a special gift and take part in a celebratory picnic lunch at Waterfowl Lake.

This is the second consecutive year the Ravens have led youth through The Amazing Race – Ravens Style as part of the NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle, which unifies all 32 NFL teams in a collective day of service yearly.

To gain entrance to the zoo and for onsite media access (day of event only), please contact Jane Ballentine of The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore at (301) 332-1742 or