Holiday Party For Needy Children

Ravens Hold Holiday Party For Needy Children
Kai Jackson, wjz.com

Right on the heels of their historic win, the Ravens took some time to give back to the Baltimore community.

December 14, 2009 - Several Baltimore Ravens scored big points Monday, but this was no game. It was a genuinely generous effort to help those in need.

"Today is a special day. I'm giving back to the community," said Ravens running back Ray Rice.

On Sunday, the Ravens played hard and won big against the Detroit Lions. Monday night, several players gave their time and attention to young people.

"It means a lot to come out and put a smile on a kid's face," said Ravens receiver Justin Harper.

It was a holiday party at the Colonnade Hotel in Baltimore. Children who have been on their best behavior got a hot meal and great gifts from several athletic Santas.

"It's just acknowledging and rewarding and saying kudos to all of our children for coming to school every day and doing the right thing," said principal Christopher Gibbs.

"I got a gift where I can make my own bracelets. I got my mother a diamond necklace," said Inayia Wallace.

With the hottest toys and the coolest NFL players, it's one of the most memorable Christmases a child could have.

"Enjoying myself. I wish I had something like this when I was young," said Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb.

The Sports Boosters of Maryland and Charm City Concierge partnered to make the Ravens' holiday party possible.