Ravens TE Todd Heap to Visit Piney Ridge Elementary in Sykesville, MD on December 2


Heap among 34 players participating in
"NFL Take a Player to School"
presented by JCPenney Afterschool

WHO:
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap
Students from Piney Ridge Elementary

WHAT:
Heap will pick up 3rd grade student Zachary Owings in a limo from his house, take him to Piney Ridge Elementary, visit the Principal's office, and speak to students about the importance of good health. During the visit, Heap will lead kids in fitness activities, as part of the NFL's PLAY 60 campaign, helping youth get 60 minutes of exercise a day.

WHERE:
Piney Ridge Elementary/6315 Freedom Ave./Sykesville, MD 21784
Check-in at front office

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 2
9:15 am (Zachary's arrival time at school with Heap)

CONTACTS:
Clare Graff, NFL, 212-450-2435
Kenny Abrams, Baltimore Ravens, 410-701-4155
Kate Parkhouse, JCPenney, 972-431-3400

MORE INFORMATION:

The NFL Take a Player to School sweepstakes will select one winner in each of the 32 NFL markets and two non-NFL markets. Winners will take players to school during the 2008 regular season. This year, students will have the opportunity to work with a player to plan an NFL Ultimate P.E. Class. Additionally, the NFL and JCPenney will donate funds to support schools in each of these communities, giving children the chance to benefit from programs that encourage the development of healthy lifestyles, improved social skills and enhanced academic performance. Each school will also receive and equipment donation from Wilson, the official football of the NFL.

The JCPenney Afterschool Fund is a charitable organization committed to advancing the afterschool movement in JCPenney communities by increasing access for children in need, inspiring innovation in the field, and elevating awareness of the value of afterschool programs.

Since 1999, JCPenney and the JCPenney Afterschool Fund have contributed more than $70 million to support programs that promote the academic, physical, and social development of children in afterschool centers nationwide. The JCPenney Afterschool Fund will provide more than 20,000 children with access to safe, life-enriching afterschool programs this year.