For the second year in a row, Ray Rice, All-Pro running back of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, held Ray Rice Day at Calvert Hall’s Kelly Field, last Saturday.
Nearly 600 boys and girls ages 7-13 attended the free one-day clinic that included instruction from Rice, teammate Torrey Smith, area high school coaches and members of Towson University’s football team. The camp is coordinated by Lou DiRienzo, Rice’s high school football coach from New Rochelle High School in New York.
In his opening remarks to the campers and their parents who gathered in the stands, Rice spoke about his promise at last year’s camp to bring a Super Bowl back to Baltimore. He also stressed that the day was about, “Friendships, Football and Fun!” As Rice and Smith interacted with the campers at the various offensive and defensive stations, they made sure to deliver the message that it’s always important to respect the game, your teammates and coaches.
Each camper received a gift bag, autographed photo and camp t-shirt. More importantly, they left the field with memories to last a lifetime.