January 25, 2023  |  Press Releases

MD SPCA event will honor Baltimore Ravens, raise money for animals

BALTIMORE, MD—On February 25, the Maryland SPCA will hold No Place Like Home, an evening of food, drink, and live music honoring the Baltimore Ravens’ extensive community work and benefiting the MD SPCA’s Lucy Community Fund. The event runs 6pm – 10pm at The Accelerator Space in Baltimore.

“No Place Like Home is a party with an impact,” said Jim Peirce, executive director of the MD SPCA. “We’re excited to bring the community together to celebrate the Ravens, raise funds to help animals, and have a great time with friends.”

The Ravens have generously supported the MD SPCA since 2013. The partnership was originally spearheaded by Ravens Executive Vice President and General Manager Eric DeCosta, whose dog Whiskey inspired a deep love of animals. (Today, the DeCosta family has two dogs: Hopper and Pepper.)

The Ravens also have initiatives combatting addiction, engaging youth in civic service, helping veterans and first responders, and addressing other community needs. Annually, the team makes significant monetary donations and provides over 1,200 volunteer hours by players and staff members throughout the community.

“I’m honored to attend No Place Like Home on behalf of the Ravens,” DeCosta stated. “Our family’s love for dogs and all animals makes the special work done by the Maryland SPCA extremely meaningful to us. We’re glad that the Ravens organization can help amplify the SPCA’s impact and create better opportunities for animals.”

DeCosta is a former MD SPCA board member and current board ambassador. Ravens Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Kevin Rochlitz also serves on the MD SPCA board.

“We’re proud to work alongside the Maryland SPCA and support the extraordinary work they do,” Rochlitz stated. “For years, the SPCA has been bettering the lives of animals throughout Maryland, and we’re honored to play a small part in helping them achieve their goals.” 

No Place Like Home will also feature live performances by the Bachelor Boys as well as food from Zeffert & Gold. Plus, local favorite The Charmery will be there with an ice cream flavor created for the MD SPCA.

Ticket proceeds will benefit the MD SPCA’s Lucy Community Fund (LCF), which provides food and veterinary care to pets from loving households that are going through hard times.

Peirce said, “Through the LCF, we’re working every day to keep pets in loving homes with their families. No one should have to surrender a beloved cat or dog due to temporary financial challenges. Because for pets and people alike, there’s truly no place like home.”

Tickets for the event are currently on sale. Individual tickets are $150; a pair is $250.

Click here to learn more about No Place Like Home.

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About the Maryland SPCA

Founded in 1869, the Maryland SPCA improves pets’ and people’s lives by providing education, veterinary services, and humane care. It empowers communities to treat animals compassionately; delivers quality pet health care to keep pets in loving homes; and saves vulnerable cats and dogs with adoption, foster, and admissions services. The MD SPCA is an independent nonprofit that receives no funding from (and is not affiliated with) the ASPCA or local government. For more information, visit mdspca.org.

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