Baltimore Ravens

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2008 NFL Football season – my exciting opportunity and adventure!

“We still remember the day we received a call from the Director of Marketing for the Baltimore Ravens NFL Football team wondering if we were interested in raising, training and flying their first live Mascots!  It took only minutes until we called them back and with an astounding YES!”

The concept of having a “live” raven as a mascot for the team was the brainstorm of Gabrielle Dow, the Ravens’ vice president for marketing. That vision was planted in Dow’s mind when she traveled with the team to Seattle for a game against the Seahawks in December. She was enthralled as she watched Tamia, a hawk sponsored by the team, fly from ground level to the 12th-man flag near the top of the stadium. It wasn’t the first time Dow had been inspired by a team mascot. The Denver Broncos use a horse and the Atlanta Falcons a falcon in their pre-game routines. Dow soon charged Heather Blocher, the team’s marketing and promotions coordinator, “with finding me a raven.”

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3 Comments

  1. Posted July 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    I have had so many comments on our raven,Mika. I have to say how impressed I am with your support and care.since bringing her into our home.Daniel has been there for every question I have had and called many times to be ssure things are going smoothly. I must say their love and caring for their birds shines through. I am so glad I came here for my baby girl. The Walthers are the best!!!!!!!

  2. Posted November 13, 2010 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Have you ever considered including more clips to your blog site posts to keep the subscribers more interested? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner,I found that to be more useful well let me know how it turns out! My best regards, Travis.

    • Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      We’ll do our best to add more clips and we’re going to have videos available soon.
      Most of us are visual learners.
      Thanks, Teresa

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