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BALTIMORE (WJZ)— The Baltimore Ravens teamed up with NFL Play 60 Tuesday at a Carroll County elementary school.

Mike Schuh was there with three star Ravens players who let their inner child come out.

To play like a Raven during the season, you only get one day off a week.

To play like a second-grader at Spring Garden Elementary during the school day, you only have to know how to have fun.

Tuesday, three Ravens players made it a high-five kind of day for 400 kids.

Ed Dickson, Michael Huff and Jameel McClain made it a morning to remember.

“Hampstead is a small, country community in many ways,” said Deborah Bunker, principal.  “So it is unusual to think about us being chosen by the Ravens.”

These men remember meeting pros when they were little. Now part of their only day off is spent reminding the kids to do something active for an hour a day.

“Anytime you get a chance to come back and spend time with the little kids, hopefully it’s a time they’ll remember forever,” Huff said.

“It’s nothing like it, nothing like it when you hear the kids chanting ‘wavens’ instead of Ravens,” McClain said. “It’s a beautiful thing. To hear the kids get excited is what we play for. It’s what we do this for. It’s what community work is.”

The kids, dutifully remembered Tuesday’s lesson.

“To play 60 minutes of exercising,” one little boy said.

But, never forget, in second grade, the biggest star is Poe.

“That it was really fun, and the Ravens bird came,” said Zane Moore, second-grader. “And the players.”

The Ravens take applications from schools for the grant every spring.

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