Barbados Welcomes Super Bowl Champions, The Baltimore Ravens, to Celebrate the Launch of the 'Big Mon Elite Athlete Development Camp' for Island Youth

Ravens Hold Children's Athletic Camp in Barbados Through Island Native Ramon Harewood

Apr 03, 2013, 08:00 ET from Barbados Tourism Authority

NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barbados Tourism Authority is thrilled to announce the launch of the 'Big Mon Elite Athlete Development Camp' in Barbados April 4-8, 2013 hosted by Super Bowl Champions, The Baltimore Ravens for the children of Barbados. Barbadian native, Ramon Harewood will be returning to his hometown with teammates Ray Rice, Torrey Smith, Michael Oher and Bryan Hall to host a world-class football training camp for the local children.

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"It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the Big Mon Elite Athlete Development Camp for the children of Barbados," says Ramon Harewood, offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. "The strong academic foundation and diverse athletic training I received growing up in Barbados has enabled me to achieve success on many levels as an adult and it is an honor to share what I have learned with the younger generation."

Sponsored by The Barbados Tourism Authority, American Airlines and The Hilton Barbados Resort, the football camp will feature one-on-one training sessions focusing on the importance of stretching, fitness drills and key football techniques for 200 Bajan children between the ages of 11-18. In addition to the camp's daily training sessions the children will have the opportunity to speak with the players about their careers and inspirations as well as attend a public autograph signing and special screening of Michael Oher's biographical movie, "The Blind Side."

"The Barbados Tourism Authority is thrilled to partner with Ramon Harewood and The Baltimore Ravens on this special camp for the island's children," says Campbell Rudder, Vice President Marketing USA of The Barbados Tourism Authority. "Ramon's proud heritage and drive to give back to the community continues to inspire Barbadians nationwide. We are especially grateful to our sponsors, American Airlines, The Hilton Barbados Resort and our on-island partners for their continued support in making this dream become a reality for the children of Barbados."

Formed by the collision of the Atlantic crystal and Caribbean plates, the island of Barbados continues to offer savvy travelers more then the typical sun, sand and sea experience. Barbados has brought the world musical superstars like Rihanna, Shontelle, Hal Linton; dishes such as flying fish & cou cou; the first Zagat guide to the Caribbean; was the only place visited outside of the U.S. by President George Washington; is home to one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere and has played host to world-class events and festivals.

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SOURCE Barbados Tourism Authority