BALTIMORE (WJZ)— You may have seen some of the Baltimore Ravens’ finest paying for your tolls on Monday.
It’s all part of the ‘Pay It Forward’ campaign with Verizon Wireless and the Ravens. The program is a season-long “Surprise and Delight” campaign designed to celebrate the Baltimore community and spread goodwill.
Some players surprised drivers at a Royal Farms gas station in Eldersburg, Maryland earlier this morning and 400 people driving through lane #8 and #16 of the Ft. McHenry Toll Plaza got a free pass when they ran into Justin Tucker and Justin Forsett.
“It’s been crazy, a lot of shock, sense of awe,” said Forsett. “Some people still trying to give me the cash, they’re not comprehending it’s free today, it’s been a cool experience.”
Over on lane #8 superstar kicker Justin Tucker says people have been awesome.
“I don’t think there’s been one person who hasn’t had a big smile on their face, it’s been really cool,” he said.
The Ravens were giving back at 6 locations across Maryland on Monday:
- Royal Farms Gas Station: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Ravens players distributed prepaid gas gift cards.
- Ft. McHenry Toll Plaza: 10:20 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Justin Tucker and Justin Forsett paid driver’s tolls.
- The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders and Mascot Poe were onsite to surprise zoo-goers with prepaid entrance fees.
- Towson Hot Bagels: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m
Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders and Mascot Poe paid for lunch.
- MedStar Franklin Sq. Hospital: 3:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Players delivered gifts to newborns and their families in the nursery unit of the hospital.
- Ellicott City Volunteer Firemen’s Association: 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Players hosted a Papa John’s pizza party to the first responders involved in the clean-up efforts in Ellicott City.
Baltimoreans will also be encouraged to share their own personal random acts of kindness using the hashtags #VerizonBAL and #RavensFlock.