Regardless of what you may think of the Baltimore Ravens and their players, they are showing they are a class organization in more ways than one. After leaving the city of New Orleans with the ultimate prize, the Lombardi Trophy, the Baltimore Ravens decided to treat the city with their own prize.
Bearing gifts and gratitude, Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti purchased and donated a pair of 2013 Harley Davidson FLHP motorcycles to the New Orleans Police Department Traffic Division today in appreciation of the services provided to the Ravens during their stay in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.
“We wanted to do something to show our appreciation for how well our team, our families and our fans were treated by everyone representing New Orleans,” Bisciotti said via a press release.
“Every place we went, the good people of New Orleans treated us with kindness and tremendous service – across the board. It started in our team hotel, continued with the police and included many in the hospitality industry. The people of New Orleans were great.”
New Orleans native and Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones presented the motor cycles to the Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas during a press conference in his hometown.
“I always talk to my teammates about southern hospitality, and the fact that it was on display enough during our Super Bowl week to have the Ravens donate something to the great people of New Orleans is special,” Jones said.
Although New Orleans belongs to the Saints, the Ravens didn’t stop the bus there. The Ravens also took out a full color add out in the local newspaper to show gratitude and thanks to the city of New Orleans.
The Ravens could have simply taken their Lombardi trophy and hit the road to Baltimore without looking back. However they decided to show the city that helped kept them safe from home and hosted the Super Bowl a big thanks by donating the bikes to the police department.