Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank Set To Honor Outstanding Educators with Second Annual ‘Touchdown for Teachers’ Contest

On March 2, the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank kicked off of the second annual Touchdown for Teachers program, which recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and communities. 

“It’s important to recognize the outstanding work that our teachers are doing in the community,” said Augie Chiasera, President of M&T Bank’s Greater Baltimore and Chesapeake markets. “Teachers can literally turn lives around and inspire our young people to reach their potential.  The Touchdown for Teachers program is a way to celebrate the positive impact teachers have on students and the entire community.”

Five finalists will be honored for their positive impact during the Ravens Draft Party at M&T Bank Stadium. Finalists will be chosen based on the amount of involvement in their school or community, the degree of positive impact and their demonstrated commitment to education. All five finalists will receive 10 tickets to the Ravens Draft Day Party, and the grand prize winner, selected from the group of finalists, will receive the following:

  • $2,000 in grant funds, payable to their school or district to further their impact
  • A classroom visit by a Ravens’ coach or player, accompanied by Ravens mascot Poe

The four remaining finalists will each receive $500 in grant funds, payable to their school or district to further their impact. Every nominated educator will receive a certificate of recognition from the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank.

We encourage people to nominate educators using the online application at and submit nominations by Friday, April 3. All finalists will be notified no later than Friday, April 17. The five finalists and eventual grand prize winner will be selected from a panel of community members and school officials, with the assistance of Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank staff. 

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