5 Things Championed By Both The Ravens + 49ers Leading Up To Super Bowl XLVII

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This Sunday is Beyonce Bowl Super Bowl Sunday, and the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are hittin’ New Orleans for the game of the year. Only one team can win on the field, but both are winners off the field with similar passions for serving their communities.

+ They Support Young Athletes

The Ravens’ All Community Team Foundation gives $1,000 equipment and apparel grants to Maryland youth football teams. The 49ers are also passionate about helping kids in their area. They donate team memorabilia to charity auctions that support youth organizations.

+ They Support Cancer Patients and Survivors

Pink is totes a football color! Both the 49ers and the Ravens support breast cancer awareness by honoring cancer survivors during games, selling pink team merchandise, distributing pink ribbons to fans, and even wearing pink on the field.

+ They Promote Active Lifestyles for Kids

Every year, the NFL gives the Super Bowl host city $1 million to support local kids. The money is usually used to open youth centers, or other places for at-risk youngsters to hang after school. Both teams have also participated in Play 60, the NFL’s movement for an active generation.

+ Their Coaches are Brothers!

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens coach John Harbaugh are brothers! Many are even calling the game the “Harbowl” instead of the Super Bowl. We can only begin to imagine what this year’s Harbaugh family Super Bowl party will be like. Who will they root for?!

+ They Are Strong & Inspiring Role Models

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and the Ravens’ Michael Oher grew up in foster care. The movie “The Blind Side” was actually based on Michael’s life! Both Willis and Oher prove that where you start does not have to determine where you end up, and anything is possible with hard work and determination.

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