This morning, Living Classrooms Foundation along with city officials and members of the Baltimore Ravens, are holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new City Springs football field in East Baltimore. The newly renovated football field is adjacent to the City Springs pool at 1500 E. Baltimore Street.
On hand to introduce the new facility—which features a regulation size football field—will be Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, Greg Bayor of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Coach Joe Ehrmann, Kwame Flaherty of NFL/Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Program, East Baltimore students, Dick Cass of the Ravens, and Ravens players including Ricky Williams, Tyrod Taylor, and Lee Evans.
City Springs football field was initiated by an NFL LISC Grassroots grant of $100,000 that was supported by the Ravens and matched with funding from Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. This partnership designated that Living Classrooms Foundation be the operator of the field, so they'll maintain quality and programming.
In a press release sent by Living Classrooms, they explained that the "field that will offer community youth and families a safe place to play football and participate in physical education classes and health and wellness programming for the East Baltimore community."
[Image: courtesy of Living Classrooms Foundation]