Ravens running back Ray Rice has not received the long-term contract he wants from the team this offseason, instead being hit with the franchise tag, meaning he'll make roughly $7.7 million in 2012. But he's giving back to youths around Baltimore.
Rice announced today that he will bring "Ray Rice Day" to Baltimore on May 12 at Calvert Hall in Towson. A popular and successful event in his hometown of New Rochelle, N.Y., "Ray Rice Day" brings children ages 7-14 together for games, football instruction and interaction with NFL players.
There will be photo opportunities, autographs and lunch. Each participant will get a T-shirt and gift bag.
The event is free, but pre-registration is required and will open on www.RayRice27.com in mid April.
"I'm so blessed to be in a position where I can give back to the kids," Rice said in a statement. "It means the world to me to be able to bring Ray Rice Day to Baltimore and spend a day with the kids giving instruction, encouragement, and inspiration. My hope is that they come away from the day knowing that they can be anything they want to in life."