Having been in Baltimore my entire adulthood, I’ve always seen Ravens Roost flags and banners in my jaunts around town, but I never realized that the bars were part of an organized network dedicated to promoting professional football in Charm City. That is, until I found up about their annual convention going on in Ocean City this weekend.
The Council of Ravens Roosts is serious about their Baltimore Ravens, and community philanthropy as well. More than 5,000 fans from Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania are expected to descend on the beach this weekend for charity golf tournaments, parades and auctions.
For more than 50 years, the council (formerly known as the Council of Colts Corrals) has thrown events and functions to support all professional football teams in the area. Along the way, they’ve attracted more than 3,500 paying members and given away thousands of dollars in scholarship money.
Usually, you wouldn’t think organized beer consumption and football make for a community-bonding agent, but these folks are putting it together like few other fan-bases in the NFL.
Let’s see the Indy Blue Crew top that.