Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ravens ACT Foundation Supports BCP Sports

We would like to thank the Baltimore Ravens All Community Team Foundation (RACTF) for awarding the Baltimore Curriculum Project a generous Ravens Plan in Motion grant of $4,950. This grant will help support the Patterson Park Elementary Soccer League and the BCP/Patterson Park Tennis League.

The Ravens Plan in Motion project provides grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education. The RACTF is committed to improving, encouraging, and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland.

The Patterson Park Elementary Soccer League started in 2007 as a one-school clinic and has grown into a league serving approximately 205 students from seven Southeast Baltimore public schools. Participating schools include the four BCP charter schools, Patterson Public Charter School, Highlandtown Elementary #237 and, beginning in fall 2012, Highlandtown Elementary #215. The league will meet twice a week for eight weeks in the fall of 2012 and will serve children in grades 2-5. Games will take place in Patterson Park.

The BCP/Patterson Park Tennis League began in spring 2012 as a partnership with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) and Baltimore’s Safe and Sound Campaign. USTA chose to work with BCP schools and Patterson Park Public Charter School because of the successful Patterson Park Soccer League model. During 2012, over 100 students from four schools participated in the tennis league twice a week for four weeks.

During spring 2013, City Springs School, Collington Square School, Hampstead Hill Academy, Patterson Park Public Charter School and Wolfe Street Academy will participate in another four-week league. The program will serve 160 mostly African American and Hispanic-American students in grades 3-6 from low-income families.

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