OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Jim Caldwell will remain the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator next season.
Caldwell moved from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator on Dec. 9 after coach John Harbaugh fired Cam Cameron.
With Caldwell directing the offense, the Ravens have won three straight playoff games to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2000 season. This is the first time Caldwell has ever served as an offensive coordinator at any level.
Harbaugh made the announcement Monday, saying Caldwell will be the team's offensive coordinator ``hopefully into the foreseeable future.''
Harbaugh said former Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo would be a consultant in the next two weeks and will serve next year as the team's running game coordinator.
The Ravens are trading in the kicks for pitches all in the name of charity. In a new partnership with Light City Baltimore, the popular football team is utilizing their resources to give back to their community through an exclusive pitch competition for eligible local companies.
The pitch competition, officially titled, the Baltimore Ravens Innovation Challenge at Light City will be held on April 6. The Ravens are looking for start up companies with innovative ideas in need of a little investment push. The applications are live on their website with an upcoming deadline of March 6.
Based in Baltimore City or Baltimore County
Annual revenue under $5 million
Must not be in industries the Ravens have category exclusive partners, including beer and financial services.
Only a lucky six will be selected to pitch to the panel of judges which includes investors and Ravens personnel. Perhaps the ones to impress most are the live audience who also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Like most competitions, there can only be one winner and this lucky company will win the $200,000 sponsorship package.
The package includes:
LED signage at M&T Bank Stadium
Digital advertising on the Ravens website
Print advertising in the Ravens yearbook
Game day publications
Exposure at Ravens Walk, Ravens training camp and the Ravens Flock Festival.
Furthermore, the winning company will work directly with the Ravens to execute the sponsorship.
So, for all you entrepreneurs out there, put on your thinking caps and let your lights shine.
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It seems the love has only grown between Ravens' offensive Ronnie Stanley and his newly adopted dog, Lola.
During the summer, Stanley and Lola stole hearts through a touching story of overcoming the odds. Stanley, the Ravens' No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, set out to make an "unadoptable" dog part of his family.
Now, they’re back to steal our hearts once again. The dynamic duo will be featured on Animal Planet’s “Stars to the Rescue” to tell their story. Catch a sneak peak of the love with this clip on the Animal Planet Facebook page.
Thanks to the advice from several of his Ravens teammates, Stanley found himself at BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter), during the offseason. When Stanley saw Lola, a then six year old retriever-terrier mix named Winter, it was love at first sight.
Now you can share their love when Stanley and Lola's full episode airs on Feb. 25 at 8 pm.
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