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Annual M&T Bank “Honor Rows” Recipients Announced

Honors Youth Groups Providing Outstanding Service to Maryland Communities

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Baltimore Ravens today announced the recipients of the 18th annual Honor Rows program, presented by M&T Bank. During each Ravens home game throughout the 2017 regular season, 16 youth groups and organizations will be recognized for service to their communities.

“This award is a testament of the extraordinary work of the youth serving these organizations and Maryland’s communities,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Their dedication is vital to the success of helping Maryland’s young people develop into tomorrow’s leaders.”

Winning groups will receive up to 100 tickets per group to attend a Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium, “Honor Rows” T-shirts, in-game recognition of honorees on RavensVision, and the opportunity to be featured on a WBAL-TV telecast prior to each home game.

“This exciting program fits well with Governor Hogan’s mission to promote service and volunteerism every day, and these youth volunteers are exceptional in their efforts to improve our communities,” said Steve McAdams, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. “We are proud of their service and the positive impact on the numerous communities these groups represent.”

Honorees were selected by a panel of staff from the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, Baltimore Ravens, and M&T Bank. The groups were evaluated based on the match of their mission to the community’s needs, the number of people reached, and measurable impact that was provided in their application.

The 2017 Honor Rows recipients are:

  • Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties)
  • Baltimore Beyond Plastic (Baltimore City)
  • Banner Neighborhoods’ “A Step Ahead” (Baltimore City)
  • Beltsville Academy Student Ambassadors (Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Prince George’s Counties)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Y (Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties)
  • Frostburg State ECHOSTARS (Allegany and Garrett Counties)
  • Harbouring Hope (Baltimore City and Baltimore County)
  • HOBY Maryland (Baltimore City)
  • Montgomery County Recreation (Montgomery County)
  • Mt. Zion Youth Ministry (Baltimore City, Harford and Worcester Counties)
  • Pocomoke High School Key Club (Worcester County)
  • Pocomoke High School Student United Way (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties)
  • Ray of Hope Fit for the Journey (Baltimore City)
  • Salisbury Youth Civics Council (Wicomico County)
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church Journey to Adulthood Youth Group (Baltimore and Howard Counties)
  • The We Cancerve Movement (Baltimore City, Baltimore and Harford Counties)

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