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Torrey Smith announces charity basketball game on April 2 at Royal Farms Arena

Torrey Smith announces charity basketball game on April 2 at Royal Farms Arena
Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith tries for a layup at his All-Star charity basketball game at Xfinity Center on March 29, 2014. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)

Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith announced on Twitter on Tuesday that his annual charity basketball game will return to Baltimore on April 2 at Royal Farms Arena.

Smith, now a member of the San Francisco 49ers, held several such games to benefit his Torrey Smith Foundation in the area when he was with the Ravens. He returned to Baltimore during his bye week to do charity work this fall, and hinted at the return of his basketball game in November in an interview with The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.

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"That's probably one of the best things about me being away is that I kind of had to re-evaluate everything," Smith said. "In some ways, it's been great for me to look at my foundation and what we really can do to make an impact versus what the real needs are. In the city, we're working on some great things. We're planning on bringing my charity game to the city. It's good for the kids to have fun and see some of their favorite athletes."

The most recent game in the area, which was held at Maryland's Xfinity Center, featured dozens of NFL players, with a Ravens vs. Redskins theme. In 2013, he had another Ravens vs. Redskins showdown at his alma mater, Stafford Senior High in Fredericksburg, Va.

Smith is coming off a year of adjustments with the 49ers, having played with both quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert en route to a career-low 33 catches for 663 yards and four touchdowns. He had a career-high 11 touchdowns on 49 catches for 767 yards in his final season with the Ravens, bringing his four-year total with the club to 213 catches, 3,591 yards and 30 touchdowns in 64 games.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Zrebiec contributed to this story.

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