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2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best Local Athletes Making Us Proud

Former Ravens and Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith (along with his wife Chanel) and former Mount Hebron and NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin were already very much among the most generous and dedicated former athletes in the city of Baltimore.

And that was BEFORE they partnered together for the LEVEL Up Leadership Academy at the Hilton Recreation Center in June.

The eight-week summer camp was designed to help 10- to 12-year-olds in the area. The Baltimore Ravens came on board with what their former Super Bowl champion receiver was doing to the tune of a $400,000 donation.

Baltimore is fortunate to have truly special humans like these acting as pillars of our city.

Photo Credit: Joey Pulone/Baltimore Ravens

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2021 Mo Gaba Sportsperson of the Year, Justin Tucker.

Justin Tucker

Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022


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