Photos: Baltimore Ravens Advocate Good Health at Stoneleigh Elementary

The football players presented school system representatives with a $10,000 check to promote health and wellness initiatives.

What's the secret to growing up big and strong like a Baltimore Raven?

On Tuesday, players Ray Rice, Brendan Ayanbadejo, Vonta Leach, Gino Gradkowski, James Ihedigbo, Bryant McKinnie and representatives from the National Football League recognized Stoneleigh Elementary School as one of 34 "Play 60" Super Schools nationwide.

The players also discussed the importance of exercising for 60 minutes a day and eating well.

"Drink a little milk if you want to grow taller than me," joked Rice, who stands at 5 foot, 8 inches, according to the Baltimore Ravens team roster.

Rice stunned football audiences during a Sunday game where he made a conversion on fourth-and-29. The play inspired the ditty "hey diddle diddle, Ray Rice down the middle."

As a "Play 60" school, Stoneleigh will benefit from a $10,000 grant to promote health and wellness initiatives. The check was presented to Debbie Phelps, director of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools and the mother of Olympian Michael Phelps.

Following the check presentation, the players helped one physical education class get in 60 minutes of exercise. All equipment used will be donated to the school.


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