Inaugural Fundraiser Brought Together Ravens, Redskins
and Local Celebs for Great Causes

(Left photo (left to right): PPF Co-Founder Matt Stover, Marketing Coordinator Brandon Warehime, Co-Founder Seth McDonnell, Executive Director Eleanor Shriver Magee & Marketing Intern Allie Holmes pose at Beltway Boards + Brews. Right Photo: Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (left) and ESPN’s Sports Science creator John Brenkus (right) play cornhole at Beltway Boards + Brews.)

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BALTIMORE, MD. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Over 150 attendees gathered at the Baltimore Museum of Industry Monday night for Beltway Boards + Brews Celebrity Cornhole Tournament, the inaugural star-studded fundraising event benefiting the Players Philanthropy Fund (PPF) and other admirable causes. The first-of-its-kind event brought together VIPs from the world of sports and entertainment for a night of cornhole competition in a “Pro-Am” style tournament.

PPF founder and two-time Super Bowl Champion and Ravens “Ring of Honor” inductee Matt Stover said of the evening, “For a first-time event, we certainly accomplished what we set out to do. Bring together our partners, friends and athletes to raise money not only for PPF but other great worthy causes.”

Stover continued, “From the setting to the actual cornhole games, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we got tremendous feedback. Many people have played in charity golf outings or bowling tournaments, but never cornhole. We are so appreciative of our sponsors and partners for their support and cannot thank them enough for the role they played in making Beltway Boards and Brews a success.”

Ravens and Redskins players, as well as other celebrities from the Baltimore and Washington, DC area turned out including Ravens placekicker Justin Tucker, cornerback Brandon Carr, defensive tackle Carl Davis and Redskins standout free safety D.J. Swearinger.

Other celebrities in attendance included lacrosse star Paul Rabil, 13-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Jessica Long and famed host of ESPN’s Sports Science John Brenkus, who played cornhole in support of the Ray of Hope Foundation, a charity he founded with former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

Brenkus said of PPF, “Ray and I wanted to create a nonprofit where we could have celebrities reach out and send messages of hope to people who could benefit from words of encouragement and hope. How did we accomplish this? We turned to PPF because there is so much you don’t know exists when setting up a foundation. PPF took care of everything. I can’t speak highly enough of the work they are doing. They are truly providing a service that you can’t get anywhere else.”

PPF would like to thank the sponsors who supported the first-ever Beltway Boards + Brews event: Continental Reality Corporation, the Shriver Family, MedStar, Helfer & Company, Rogers Athletics, Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota, the Ravens, Merritt Properties, Kelly & FCA, Dicks Sporting Goods, Ed Reed Foundation, Handler Thayer and many more.

In addition, PPF wished to express appreciation to the vendors who helped make BBB a success: PTI Sports Marketing, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Zeffert and Gold Catering, Swanson Communications, Pixilated, Maryland Cornhole Organization, Tyrone Eaton (Videographer), Shawn Hubbard (Photographer), Baltimore City Police Department, Bobby Reed, PSA Insurance, King Audio Visual, Courtesy Parking Service Inc., Mid-Shore Graphics, C&A Sportswear and Waverly Management.

To learn more about other charities that benefited from the Beltway Boards + Brews proceeds go to Casey Cares Foundation, Paul Rabil Foundation, Carr Cares, Maryland Food Bank, So What Else, Trenchwork Foundation, Wright State of Mind and Zebra Network.


About the Players Philanthropy Fund (PPF): PPF, a Maryland charitable trust qualified under Section 501(c)(3), is a revolutionary philanthropic management platform that is unique within the sports and entertainment industries. Founded by Matt Stover, Seth McDonnell and Emil Kallina, PPF enables the pursuit of philanthropic goals in a simple, responsible and cost-effective manner, while safeguarding against unnecessary risk to personal financial assets and individual reputation.
For more information about PPF, please visit, email or call (410) 825-0995. You may also follow PPF on Facebook, Twitter using @playersphilfund and Instagram at @playersphilanthropyfund.
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