Maroon Cares, MPR’s branch focusing on its nonprofit work and Maroon Plays, dedicated to MPR’s sports clients, got off to a busy and exciting start this month.

On June 6 Maroon PR worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore to officially break ground on the Baltimore Ravens Boys & Girls Club at Hilton Recreation Center.  The West Baltimore club was bolstered by a $20 Million gift from the Stephen & Renee Bisciotti Foundation and will be only the third club nationwide that is directly affiliated with an NFL franchise. The club is expected to be completed by the end of 2025 and will serve over 2,000 neighborhood youth.  Maroon PR helped launch the initial plans for the club in early 2023.

The next day, June 7, Maroon PR pulled together a fun morning in Annapolis to remind people that the English Premier League will be coming to Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on July 31 when Crystal Palace takes on Wolves. The match is part of the Stateside Cup, a three team three city tournament that will also have matches in Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida as well as Maryland’s capitol.  Executives from both clubs were on hand, along with their mascots, as well as the Mayor of Annapolis, Gavin Buckley, and Mike Libber from the Elite Promotions Group, creators of The Stateside Cup, who are responsible for bringing the world’s most popular league to Maryland.

On June 11 and 12, MPR helped to organize two additional promotional content shoots for the Stateside Cup in Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida. In Tampa, Club officials, mascots, media, and partners were on site at Raymond James Stadium, as well as a group of local mascots including the NFL’s Buccaneers, NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightening, and MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays. West Ham United takes on Crystal Palace at RJS on August 3.  At EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Club officials, mascots, and partners were on site as well as NFL Jaguars’ mascot Jaxson (who had impressive dribbling skills), and MiLB’s Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s beloved mascot, Scampi. Wolves will take on West Ham at EverBank Stadium on July 27.

Most recently, on June 13, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, along with several scholarship recipients, visited Baltimore Ravens training camp to meet with Head Coach John Harbaugh and launch the partnership between the foundation and the NFL team.  The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has signed a new two-year partnership with the Ravens that will designate them as the charity of choice for November’s NFL Salute to Service month. Maroon PR brought the two organizations together and part of the relationship includes several area students being named Ravens Scholarship Recipients.


Select Coverage:

Baltimore Ravens Boys & Girls Club at Hilton Recreation Center

Baltimore Business Journal



PressBox Online

Stateside Cup: Annapolis



Mike Libber on WNST

Severna Park Voice

Stateside Cup: Tampa

Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Raymond James Stadium

Stateside Cup: Jacksonville

Wolves’ Todd Newton on Jax Sports Radio

News 4 Jax

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and Baltimore Ravens

John Harbaugh Press Conference