Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories.
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Despite being one of the newest members of the team, Ravens defensive tackle Calais Campbell’s presence within the league — he was named the 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year — led to him taking an immediate leadership role in the Ravens’ push for social justice this summer.
He was one of the many Ravens players who spoke in a video addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and used media appearances to explain the team’s stance to the public.
Despite having only been in town for a few weeks at that point, he also made a $10,000 donation in May through his CRC Foundation to provide laptops to Baltimore students to allow them to participate in virtual learning amid the COVID-19 crisis.
And in November, he launched the Lend-A-Hand Fund, which will direct emergency bill assistance to Baltimore County households.
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