Joe Flacco has embraced Baltimore and the surrounding area with his care for the community. Not only does he spend much time on the field, but Joe gives his time to the community at charity events that aid the many supporting organizations in and around the city.
In October 2012, Joe teamed up with the Red Devils of Maryland, raising money to support the families of those dealing with breast cancer. To learn more, visit www.thereddevilsmd.org.
Joe provides substantial support to Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) and annually participates in the Polar Bear Plunge (2009-2011), benefiting the nonprofit which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
In 2009, Joe co-hosted the SOMD Holiday Party with former teammate Adam Terry. In November 2010, Joe visited with SOMD athletes at the Ravens’ flag football exhibition. Joe also attends the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games Kickoff each June.
Joe actively supports other Ravens players’ charitable outreach, including visits to the Ray Rice Day football clinic in New Rochelle (NY), distributing Thanksgiving baskets at Ben Grubbs’ annual event in Park Heights, and serving as a personal shopper at Derrick Mason’s Holiday Helpers event. Additionally, he annually supports Ravens’ team events, including the Union Memorial Hospital visit (2010), Helping Up Mission coat distribution to homeless men (2010), the Countdown to Kickoff BBQ (2009-2010) and the All Community Team Auction Party and kickoff events (2009-2010). In November (2011) Joe attended Ed Reed Seed School Fitness Day to promote youth fitness.