A North Harford Recreation Council youth football coach was named one of the Baltimore Ravens 2017 Community Quarterback Award recipients.

Funded by the NFL Foundation and the Ravens Foundation Inc., the award honors individuals who exhibit leadership, dedication and commitment to bettering their communities, according to a news release from the Ravens.

Charles Dawson, of the North Harford Recreation Council, is one of three recipients this year.

Dawson, a Pylesville resident, created the football program for North Harford Recreation Council 10 years ago to ensure that children in his community had the opportunity to play youth football, according to the release.

Dawson, who is deputy director of public works for the Town of Bel Air, has coached all three of his children, sons Luke, 13, and Evan, 11, and daughter, Peyton, 9, in football.

Throughout his 20 years of volunteering, Dawson has coached various football, lacrosse, basketball and baseball teams.

For several years, he has served as president of the North Harford Recreation Council, overseeing more than 15 youth sports programs.

Dawson continues to inspire young athletes by developing their self-confidence and love for sports.

The honorees will be recognized at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday when the Ravens host the Detroit Lions.

Each Community Quarterback winner will receive complimentary tickets to the game, a personalized Ravens jersey and a $4,000 grant to help aid their respective nonprofit organization. Recipients will also be honored on-field during the second quarter.

The other recipients this year are Karli Crenshaw, of Grass Roots Rescue, and Rees Draminski, of TeCanal, an organization created with the goal of providing STEM education.