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Congratulations To Greg Day: Our WUSA9 Facebook Caption Contest Winner!

Congratulations To Greg Day: Our WUSA9 Facebook Caption Contest Winner!

 

 

Congratulations to Greg Day, our WUSA9 Facebook Caption Contest Winner. "I'm selling your jersey on EBay," Greg wrote. Simple and effective. Thanks for all who participated in the contest. We'll have another one coming up soon on our Facebook page. Go Ravens! 

Star-Spangled Banner Flies Above M&T Bank Stadium During Ravens Playoff Game

Star-Spangled Banner Flies Above M&T Bank Stadium During Ravens Playoff Game

The following information was sent to us by the Maryland Stadium Authority's, Jan Hardesty:

 

In preparation for the Ravens playoff game on Sunday, M&T Bank Stadium is flying for the first time the commemorative 15-star, 15-stripe American flag – a replica of the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the National Anthem following the all-night British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814.

 

Athlete Spotlight: Local Figure Skater and Olympian Kimmie Meissner

Athlete Spotlight: Local Figure Skater and Olympian Kimmie Meissner

Born in Towson, Maryland, Kimmie Meissner is a figure skater that became a World Champion in 2006 and a National Champion in 2007. She also competed in the U.S. Olympic games in 2006 where she finished 6th place.

We caught up with Meissner at an outdoor ice skating event in Rockville where she performed and signed autographs for hundreds of fans.

 

How was it to compete in the U.S. Olympics at such a young age?

To get to the Olympics in 2006 was difficult. You had to place in the top two at nationals because there were only two spots and the talent was pretty tough. I competed against people that I looked up to as a child such as Sasha Cohen, Michelle Kwan, and Emily Hughes. It was the best thing that has happened to me.

Pittsburgh Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger Announces Grant

Pittsburgh Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger Announces Grant

 

According to Bruce Sherman, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl Champion Quarterback and Findlay, OH native Ben Roethlisberger announced the first grant of the 2011 season from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund. The foundation will be distributing a grant to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, inRockville, MD just outside of Baltimore where the Steelers will play the Ravens on Sunday, September 11.

Volunteers Needed to Lead Free Bone Builders Classes Throughout Montgomery County

 

Free Bone Builders classes to prevent and slow development of osteoporosis are offered at nine Montgomery County sites.  Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and easily broken. Although osteoporosis can strike at any age, it affects one in three women and one in eight men over the age of 60. One out of every two women and one in four men over 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime. The daytime Bone Builders classes help regular participants increase bone density naturally.