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BALTIMORE, MD – Nine of the Baltimore Ravens were at Ruth’s Chris Steak House Monday for an unexpected job. Athletes took on a moonlight shift to trade uniforms for aprons and help serve over 220 guests a three course meal at Torrey Smith’s Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Night presented by Northwestern Mutual. In all, the group raised $130,000 for the Torrey Smith Foundation to help get inner city and underprivileged youth up and down The Beltway the educational resources and skills they need to succeed.
Teammates Joe Flacco, Justin Tucker, Steve Smith Sr., Haloti Ngata, Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Tyrod Taylor and Brynden Trawick came out to rally behind Smith for an exciting evening emceed by the Voice of the Ravens and Sports Director on WBAL-TV 11, Gerry Sandusky.
“I am very thankful that we were able to come together like this,” said Smith. “I lived the life of the kids we’re trying to help. Tonight is about raising money to get them what they need. We have huge plans for the foundation this year, and seeing everyone come together to start making the money for it tonight is an inspiration.”
Guests mingled with celebs at a cocktail reception, had the opportunity to bid on exciting memorabilia and packages in a live and silent auction and enjoyed a signature Ruth’s Chris dinner all in a few short hours.
Smith is already going to put that money to good use at his annual Thanksgiving and Christmas programs. You can help The Torrey Smith Foundation make a difference by visiting the Fallston Walmart to donate new toys and new coats to the cause.
Torrey Smith’s Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Night was made possible through several generous sponsors including: Northwestern Mutual, Buck Distributing, Clearview Group, Howard Bank, Hyatt Regency Hotel, iHeartMedia Inc., Republic National Distributing Company, Richardson Farms, Ruth’s Chris, Vend Central, Inc., and Under Armour.
About the Torrey Smith Foundation
The mission of the Torrey Smith Foundation is to provide educational support and resources to children up and down The Beltway. The goal is to have touched the lives of more than 35,000 children by 2016. Learn more at TorreySmith.org.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.