Orioles, Ravens Team Up to Make Sizable Donation After Baltimore Bridge Collapse

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Two weeks after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md., the city's two major sports teams, the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, have teamed up to aid in the recovery and relief of the community.

The Ravens and Orioles each gave $5 million for a $10 million total donation to the Baltimore Community Foundation's Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Key Bridge Fund, the franchises announced on Friday afternoon.

"The Ravens are honored to support the Francis Scott Key Bridge recovery efforts and affected Maryland families and businesses," Ravens team owner Steve Bisciotti said in a statement.

"Under the leadership of Governor Wes Moore, and in collaboration with the Ravens, the Orioles offer this contribution to support those who keep our city, our state, and our country in business," Orioles owner David M. Rubenstein said.

The Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Key Bridge Fund, per its website, was established to "provide a secure way for Baltimoreans and those who care for them to contribute to the recovery and resilience of Baltimore as a result of the March 26 Key Bridge tragedy."

In the early morning hours of March 26, a massive container ship lost power and collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge, collapsing the structure while sending people and vehicles into the Patapsco River. Six people were killed in the collapse.

Both the Ravens and Orioles included links with information on how the general public can donate to the fund onto their accounts on X, formerly Twitter.


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