FALLSTON, MD—A Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company paramedic has received a big honor.
Edward Benesch, who is also a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Reserve Officer, has been given a 2019 Baltimore Ravens Community Quarterback Award for his selfless contributions to the local community.
Through the annual Community Quarterback Award, the Baltimore Ravens, together with T. Rowe Price and the National Football League, honor exceptional Maryland volunteers who devote their time to strengthening their communities.
Supported by the Ravens Foundation, Inc., T. Rowe Price, and the NFL Foundation, the award recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication, and commitment to improving the communities in which they live. Volunteers ages 13 and up, who provide extraordinary service to local 501(c)(3) nonprofits, are eligible for the award. Charitable organizations are encouraged to nominate their remarkable volunteers, and individuals may nominate themselves.
The award recipients were be acknowledged on December 1 at the Ravens-49ers game at M&T Bank Stadium. Honorees were given game tickets for themselves and a guest, Ravens apparel, and a financial grant benefiting their respective nonprofit.
The 2019 Community Quarterback Award winners were:
- Edward Benesch – Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company
- Robert Cradle – Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation
- Wayman Hicks – Adopt-A-Block, Inc.
- Carol Shutt – Casey Cares Foundation
- Michaela West – Good Knight Child Empowerment Network, Inc.