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Community Beat: Feb. 15 - March 15, 2014

February 17, 2014

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-BASEBALL/SOFTBALL- 

Memorial Day Softball Frenzy 
There will be an open youth fast-pitch B- and C-level tournament May 23-25 in Westminster. There will be dual-age groups of 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 and under. Teams will play a round-robin format, with a minimum of three games guaranteed. Register by May 2 via usamateursports.com or e-mail scorenews@aol.com.

Liberty Road Baseball
Registration for spring youth baseball for ages 5-19 runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays until March 8 at the Randallstown Community Center. Visit leaguelineup.com/libertyroadbaseball or call Monica at 410-371-2274. 

Putty Hill Panthers
The Panthers are looking for players ages 13-19 and coaches for the 2014 season. Contact Pete Karsos by e-mail at nationsmg@aol.com or phone at 410-299-7417.

Men's/Coed Slow-pitch Softball
The Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has open registration for the spring slow-pitch softball program at Seminary Park, which runs from May to mid-August. Men's leagues are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and the coed league is Tuesday evenings. E-mail tjharrington51@netscape.net or call 443-847-1072 for additional registration details. 

Thunderkings Baseball
Dedicated youth baseball players ages 13-19 and coaches are needed. Visit thunderkingsbaseball.org and complete the prospective player profile form to get information about workouts and tryouts.

Men's/Coed Softball 
The Knight Ryders softball team is looking for male and female players 18 and older for spring softball. Games are played in Baltimore City and County. E-mail curtisoscar84@gmail.com or call Oscar at 410-428-6637.

Anne Arundel Baseball Team
Players are needed for an Anne Arundel County men's baseball team for ages 25 and older. E-mail masondixonbaseball@gmail.com for details.

Youth Baseball
Role models are needed to help with an in-house and travel baseball program for children of all ages. Adult volunteers, coaches, team managers, team moms and administrators must be 18 years or older and able to pass a criminal/sex offender background check. There will be national baseball affiliation and regional tournaments. E-mail jbullock1967@yahoo.com.

Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
The MDUA is looking for people to train as umpires. After completing training, umpires will be assigned to work at high school baseball games in the Baltimore area. No experience is necessary. E-mail Mike Connors at mdcommish@comcast.net or call 410-653-7307.

Adult Baseball 
The Eastern Baltimore County Over 40 Baseball League has roster spots available for 2014. The league plays real baseball with wood bats on 90-foot diamonds, and players of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Visit over40baseball.org or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443 or Brian Weir at 443-992-5964.

Overlea Fullerton Baseball 
Registration for baseball and whiffle tee baseball is from 10 a.m.-noon Feb 15, Feb. 22 and March 1 and from 6-8 p.m. Feb 27 at the Fullerton Community Center, 7209 Belair Road. For more information, call 410-887-5307.

-FOOTBALL-

Women's Tackle Football
The Baltimore Burn is recruiting for the spring season for all female athletes who want to play tackle football. Visit baltimoreburnfootball.com or call head coach Jon Randall at 443-897-1192.

Coach Needed
The Baltimore Terps are seeking volunteer youth coaches for all age groups for the spring 2014 season. Call 443-863-TERP or visit baltimoreterps.com.

Join The Ravens' Band 
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by becoming a member of a 66-year-old tradition -- Baltimore's Marching Ravens. To register for the April 12 tryouts at the Under Armour Performance Center, visit baltimoreravens.com/marchingravens.

Brigance Brigade
The Brigance Brigade Foundation, an organization that supports ALS patients and their families, created by former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, will hold its first 5.7K (to honor O.J. Brigance's jersey number No. 57) family fun run event April 5 in Canton. Proceeds will further the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation, whose goal is to equip, encourage and empower people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) by providing access to equipment and services to patients and their families. Visit brigancebrigade.org to register. 

-SOCCER/RUGBY-

Soccer Balls
At 6:05 p.m. Feb. 22, the Hope4Life Foundation will once again host Hope4Life Night at the Baltimore Arena as the Syracuse Silver Knights square off with the Baltimore Blast. Fans can bring new and used soccer balls to be distributed to needy youth. The balls will be thrown on the field after the first quarter in a show of humanitarianism and good will for kids. Soccer equipment of any description (including shin guards, jerseys, shorts, etc.) is also requested and may be left at the ticket counter upon entering the arena. Youth groups and others are asked to purchase tickets from the Hope4Life Foundation to support this effort. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Hope4Life's annual campaign. To get involved, or for ticket information, call 717-514-1612. 

Rugby
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club is the region's only Division I men's rugby club and is looking for experienced players or those new to the game. E-mail baltimorechesapeakerugby@gmail.com or visit baltimorerugby.net for more information.

Mighty Kicks Pup League 
Baltimore Pups Soccer is geared toward those players too young and not quite ready for the club atmosphere. Boys and girls ages 2-6 and of all abilities are welcome to participate. This league is designed to build motor skills, self-confidence and basic soccer techniques. Lots of spring soccer camps are scheduled. Visit baltimoresportsgroup.org or e-mail baltimore@mightykicks.net.

-LACROSSE-

Old Line State Classic
Team registrations are open for the Central Maryland Soccer Association's 17th-annual Old Line State Classic, scheduled for April 12 and 13 in Harford County. Registration is open to all USSF youth affiliated school, recreation and club teams located in the mid-Atlantic region. Boys' and girls' competition will be available in the single-age categories of U8 through U14 and the dual-age high school levels of U16 and U18. The tournament features a round-robin format, with all teams being guaranteed a minimum of three games. The first- and second-place finishers in each division will receive team and individual awards. The registration deadline is March 24, and forms are available at cmsasoccer.com. For additional information, e-mail scorenews@aol.com or call 410-686-2212.  

Lax Max Youth
Team registrations are now being accepted for the 20th-annual Lax Max youth lacrosse tournament, scheduled for June 6-8 in Westminster. The event is open to all school, recreation, travel and club affiliated teams throughout the mid-Atlantic region. A, B and C competition is available for recreation travel and town teams, with separate AA, A and B competition for club and tournament all-star teams. Lax Max features round-robin competition, guaranteeing all teams a minimum of three games, with additional playoff and championship games where applicable. Lax Max is operated in cooperation with both Recreation and Parks of Carroll County and the City of Westminster Recreation and Parks. Information regarding rules, registration and lodging is available at laxmax.com. E-mail Skip at mdsports.events.skip@comcast.net or Mike at pikesvillelaxmax@aol.com.

HS Boys' League
Team and individual registrations are open for the NWA high school boys' lacrosse league, scheduled for May 27-July 31 (registration deadline is May 12). The league is open to boys entering grades nine, 10, 11 and 12 in August 2014; 2014 high school graduates are eligible for participation if they are not participating with a club program. All games will take place in Owings Mills. Registration forms and additional information are available at usamateursports.com/nwa_lax. For additional information, contact Mark at mark_slater@attach.net, Steve at sengorn@gmail.com or Mike at prpc21208@aol.com.

BASKETBALL

CAA Basketball 
The 2014 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball tournament will be held at the Baltimore Arena March 7-10. There are free ticket promotions for the military, boy and girl scouts, youth basketball players and first responders. Visit caasports.com for details. 

March Madness
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will host a March Madness-themed event from 6-9 p.m. March 2 in the southeast club level of M&T Bank Stadium. Attendees can watch NCAA basketball games on multiple screens, enjoy upscale stadium fare and an open beer and wine bar, take a behind-the-scenes stadium tour (includes access to the field, locker rooms, press box and more), bid on exciting sports memorabilia auction items and play competitive basketball games -- all to support MVLS' mission of providing free quality civil legal assistance to low- and moderate-income Marylanders. Visit mvlslaw.org/tickets, call Stephanie Austin at 443-451-4065 or mail a check payable to MVLS to: MVLS Attn. March Madness, 1 N. Charles St., Suite 222, Baltimore, MD 21201. More information about the event can be found at mvlslaw.org/lawyers/events/benefit-2014. 

RUNS

Color Run
Help the Cool Kids Campaign and volunteer to help with the Color Run April 19. Volunteers will be working with Color Run participants and Color Run staff. Positions vary from packet pickup to helping with check-in to working at water stations to throwing color at the runners. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older. For more information, visit coolkidscampaign.org/color-run.

Mini-Triathlon
A mini-triathlon -- 10-minute swim, 30-minute spin bike and 20-minute treadmill run -- will be held March 29 at Brick Bodies, 2 Chartley Drive in Reisterstown. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. To register, visit action.lung.org/goto/futurecareminitriathalon.

The Zombie Run
When it comes to The Zombie Run April 26, participants will have two choices -- to chase or be chased. Be a human runner and be chased by the undead as they try to grab your "life flags." As runners try to escape this movie-like madness, they'll also be traipsing through 5K of mud, blood and obstacles. Visit thezombierun.com/location/baltimore for more information. 

Running Festival
The Cool Kids Campaign Running Festival includes a family-friendly 5K and a one-mile fun run/walk on the grassy fields at Oregon Ridge Park. All registered participants will receive a Running Festival T-shirt and can take part in the family-friendly festival after the races. The festival after the race will feature a live DJ, food spread and a focus on family. Visit coolkidscampaign.org/run for details.

Flashback 5K
The Junior League of Baltimore Flashback 5K race March 30 will raise funds for the Junior League of Baltimore's community projects that focus on healthy families and healthy communities. The race will be held at Goucher College and include a vendor fair, raffle prizes, food trucks, music and a costume contest. Participants are encouraged to run in their favorite 1980s- or '90s-inspired workout gear. Visit charmcityrun.com to register.

-OTHER ACTIVITIES-

PressBox Lunch
On the second Thursday of every month, PressBox and Padonia Ale House feature Baltimore's sports mavens, experts and icons in a series of lunches by sports fans, for sports fans. Each event features a full buffet lunch and soft drinks, plus free parking, cash bar, silent auction, sports raffles and more. Purchase tickets for the March 13 lunch, featuring local basketball expert Jim "Snuffy" Smith. Visit pressboxstore.com.

Cockeysville Rec
Visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org for ongoing updates about football and soccer registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center.

Maryland Officials Club
Interested in becoming a high school swimming official in the Baltimore-Anne Arundel area? Experience as a competitive swimmer or coach in high school, college or Masters Level, or prior experience officiating is strongly preferred. E-mail mdcommish@comcast.net or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.

Baltimore Fitness Academy
BMoreFit's goal is to reduce childhood obesity in the Baltimore metropolitan area by educating and mentoring urban youth with targeted programs for improved health, fitness and nutrition. Visit bmorefit.org for details.

Maccabi Tryouts
The Baltimore Junior Maccabi Games May 4 are a one-day opportunity for athletes ages 10-12 to compete and socialize with more than 500 Jewish athletes from 15 different cities from within the mid-Atlantic area. Tryouts for the Baltimore delegation's boys' soccer, basketball and baseball; girls' soccer and basketball; and coed swimming, tennis and table tennis teams will take place in March at the JCC's Owings Mills Campus. For tryout information or inclement weather notices, please contact Bradley Kerxton at 410-559-3547 or e-mail him at bkerxton@jcc.org. Visit jcc.org/maccabi for the designated time for each sport.

Bicycle Repair
At a cooperative bicycle shop, visitors can work on a donated bike, use tools to fix a broken bike or buy ready-to-ride secondhand bikes. Volunteer staff provides assistance. Visit velocipedebikeproject.org for details.

Charm City Roller Girls
The Charm City Roller Girls' battle for the Donaghy Cup will continue with bouts Feb. 22 and March 22 at Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St. Additionally, open tryouts for the all-female flat track roller derby league will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 1 at Skateland North Point in Dundalk. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com.

Squash
SquashWise uses squash as the incentive for 40 middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as compete in local and national squash tournaments. Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to Baltimore SquashWise and mailed to 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 107, Baltimore, MD 21211 or submitted online at baltimoresquashwise.org. Equipment donations and volunteer tutors are also needed (no squash experience necessary). E-mail abbym@baltimoresquashwise.org for more information.

Homeschool Sports
Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in sixth-12th grades interested in playing interscholastic sports can do so now through June. For more information, e-mail chensports@verizon.net.

Andover Apaches Registration  
Spring registration is open through Feb. 28 for the Andover Apaches' 2014 spring sports programs -- arena/indoor football, competition cheer, girls' lacrosse and wrestling. Visit apaches.org or call 410-859-3939.

14 Ways
The Annapolis High School baseball team is participating in a project called 14 Ways, giving back to the community via 14 different projects before the end of the school year. The team is also fostering good sportsmanship, stewardship and camaraderie among the teammates. Clothes collection for Purple Heart, a hit-a-thon with the American Heart Association and various community ballpark rejuvenation projects are all under way. To help sponsor any events, contact coach Gene Bowles at gene.bowles@gmail.com or 410-245-2219. 

Issue 194: February 2014