Columbia Ravens: About Us

Sunday, June 28
Who are We?
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WE ARE THE COLUMBIA RAVENS.  We aspire to be the premier organization in Howard County, Maryland and the surrounding communities for developing youth to compete at the highest level in football, basketball and cheer.

Founded in 2003 as a nonprofit corporation, the Ravens have promoted the exclusive purpose of teaching the youth of our community the sport of football.  Programs in basketball and cheer were later added to address growing demands and interest within the community.

The goals and objectives of the organization include:

  • Fostering an environment that encourges youth to strive for excellence both on and off the field of play,
  • Providing equal and affordable access to sport programs for all youth,
  • Providing a safe, well-structured setting for youth to learn the fundamentals of football, basketball and cheer and promoting the general well-being of all players, and
  • Providing opportunities for players and their families to give back to their communities and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

The organization is treated as a public charity and is tax-exempt under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Therefore, all donations are tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.