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Community Beat: June 15-July 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

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June 21 -- Keep Punching 5K

The race starts at the Goucher College Track Complex at 8 a.m. and will benefit Keep Punching Inc., which strives to support patients, health-care providers, and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer. To register, visit

June 21 -- GBMC Father's Day 5K
GBMC Healthcare will host the Father's Day 5K and One-Mile Fun Walk to benefit GBMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Registrations begin at 6:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. at the GBMC campus, located at 6545 N. Charles St. There will also be a special 50th anniversary event -- a community health fair from 7 a.m.-noon. Visit or call 443-849-2407.
Aug. 1 -- Casey Cares 5K
Lace up your running shoes and mark your calendars for the Casey Cares 5K at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. You'll be running to help a critically ill child. The 3.1-mile run/walk course will begin and end at Camden Yards, and will also include refreshments and T-shirts. Teams and families are encouraged to register. Visit for more information and to register.

Sept. 5 -- Charles Street 12

This unique point-to-point race Sept. 5 will take runners down historic Charles Street, now a national scenic byway, and end at Power Plant Live!. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Visit to register.

Sept. 9 -- Ravens 5K

Celebrate the kickoff of the Ravens' 2015 season and benefit the House of Ruth and One Love Foundation at the Ravens 5K and Kids Fun Run. Both races will cross the finish line on the field at M&T Bank Stadium, with the Kids Fun Run beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the 5K beginning at 7 p.m. Participants and spectators can partake in a free tailgate on the Gate A plaza following the races. The tailgate will feature live music, photo opportunities and light refreshments. Visit

Sept. 12 -- Nun Run
Little Sisters of the Poor's inaugural Nun Run 5K and one-mile fun run and walk are scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Visit to register.

Sept. 20 -- Zero Prostate
Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and one-mile fun walk, which will be Sept. 20 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. This tight-knit community event will bring together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about ending prostate cancer. The goal is to find a cure for prostate cancer by funding research and providing free testing and education. Visit to register.

Sept. 20 -- Get Ready, Get Set, Get Fit

This 5K run/walk and one-mile walk starting at CCBC Essex Campus at 8 a.m. will benefit the Baltimore County Department of Aging Programs for Seniors. Visit to register. 

Oct. 17 -- Baltimore Running Festival

Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival -- choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Visit


June 20 -- Baysox 1K Beer Run

Enjoy some exercise before the Baysox game at the 1K Beer Run June 20. Participants will run three laps around Prince George's Stadium's warning track and receive a 12-ounce can of Bud Light at the end of each lap. The winner will be able to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Pre-registration is required for this event, which is limited to the first 100 individuals to sign up. Visit or call 301-805-6000.

July 11 -- Baseball Card Show

A sports card and memorabilia show to benefit Monsignor Slade Catholic School will be held at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 8. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.

July 18 -- Bowie Baysox

Watch the Baysox pay tribute to the ladies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League with ceremonies throughout the night, followed by fireworks. There will be meet-and-greet opportunities with former AAGPBL players, plus women from other local sports leagues and teams. Call 301-805-6000 or visit

July 31 -- Crab Claw Classic

Registration is open for the 13th annual Mid-Atlantic High School Baseball Classic (Crab Claw Classic) for JV and varsity players at Joe Cannon Stadium. Visit to register.

Men's/Co-ed Slow-Pitch Softball

The Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has opened registration for the fall slow-pitch softball program at Reisterstown Regional Park, which runs from mid-August to early November. Men's leagues are Monday and Wednesday evenings. E-mail or call 443-847-1072 for additional registration details.

Negro Leagues Baseball

Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball at the Owings Mills Metro Center. The museum is named after Bert Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants. It is open 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit or call 410-887-7734 for updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center.

Adult Baseball

Join the Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league, which plays with wood bats on 90-foot diamonds. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to visit or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443

Mason-Dixon Umpires Association

The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. Email Mike Connors at or call 410-653-7307.


June 19 -- Mid-Atlantic Boys' Lacrosse Showdown

Team registrations are open for the Father's Day Weekend Lacrosse Showdown to all boys' travel and club lacrosse teams in the U12-U17 age levels. Applications are available at

July 7 -- Gold Cup Soccer

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will hold the Gold Cup, the official national team championship of the region, featuring the best players from the confederation. Games will be played at M&T Bank Stadium and includes the region's current top 12 national teams. For tickets, visit

Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and information are available at

Baltimore JCC Youth Soccer League

Player registrations are now being accepted for the JCC Northwest Youth Soccer League through August. The league will begin play on Sundays in mid-September and will conclude in mid-November. The league will offer 4-, 5- and 6-year-old clinic competition with competitive league play for the dual age groupings of U8 and U10. To register, email or call Rebecca Chinsky at 410-559-3542.

Mighty Kicks Pup League

The Pup League provides year-round soccer training for boys and girls of all abilities ages 2-18. It's designed to build motor skills, self-confidence and basic techniques. Ongoing programs are available around Baltimore. Visit for more information.


SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as compete in local and national squash tournaments. No squash experience is necessary to become a tutor. Visit to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email


The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club, the region's only Division I men's rugby club, is looking for experienced players or those new to the game. Email or visit for more information.

Youth Rugby

Maryland Exiles Youth Rugby is looking for players for the upcoming spring season. Experience is not required. The team is open to all players attending high school or middle school in Maryland and to students enrolled in GED or home school programs. Those interested can visit

Central Maryland Soccer

Mail-in team registrations for the CMSA Travel Fall Saturday and Fall Sunday League end July 31. The league will begin the weekend after Labor Day and conclude the second weekend in November. The league is USSF affiliated through US Club Soccer, and the Soccer Association for Youth and competition is available for both boys and girls leagues U8 through U14 and dual age U16 and U18.  Registration information and forms are available on the main index page of Or email for more information.


July 20 -- Fire Company Golf
Pikesville's Station 32 will hold its annual golf tournament at Suburban Country Club in Pikesville July 20. Visit or call 410-486-2668, ext. 5, to register or get more information.

Aug. 29 -- Three Club Classic

A nine-hole event played with three clubs will be held at historic Carroll Park Golf Course. The use of only three clubs forces golfers to be creative and invent shots, especially around the greens. This event puts a major emphasis on shot making, club selection and making the most of limited resources. Proceeds benefit First Tee of Baltimore. Call 240-273-GOLF (4653) or visit

Men's Golf

Fox Hollow Men's Golf Club in Timonium has friendly competition at tournaments every other Saturday through October. All skill levels are welcome. Visit for information and membership application.


June 20 -- Nighthawks
The Baltimore Nighthawks will take on the Pittsburgh Passion at 4 p.m. at Paul Laurence Dunbar High, 1400 Orleans St. Visit

July 11 -- Charm City Roller Girls
The Charm City Roller Girls' upcoming bouts will be held at Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St. Visit

Join The Ravens' Band 
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Visit

Women's Tackle Football

The Baltimore Burn is recruiting female athletes who want to play tackle football. Visit or call head coach Jon Randall at 443-897-1192.


June 21 -- Fishing Trip

Spend Father's Day fishing at the Loch Raven Reservoir, bait and poles provided.  Call 410-887-2503 or visit

Nov. 7 -- Bull & Oyster Roast

Proceeds will benefit the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. The event is scheduled to take place at the Timonium State Fairgrounds from 6-10 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets.

Car Racing
Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment all summer long. Visit or call 301-884-9833.

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 will provide assistance. Visit for details.

Maryland Officials Club

Interested in becoming a high school swimming official in the Baltimore-Anne Arundel area? Experience as a competitive swimmer or coach at the high school, college or masters level -- or prior experience officiating -- is strongly preferred. Email or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.

Homeschool Sports

Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the 2015 school season. Email for more information and to register.

To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit for locations and dates.

Track and Field

The Andover Apaches Youth Sports Organization has open enrollment for track and field. Call 410-859-3939 or visit

Summer Drag Racing
Visit Maryland International Raceway most weekends through November. Visit for more dates.

Disc Golf
Local disc golf courses are open for play throughout the summer. For the first tee, follow signs for Maryland Zoo parking, which is past the softball field and reptile house. Visit for more information.

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 for details.

Did you know Baltimore has a beach? Baltimore Beach Volleyball has seven sand courts right in the Inner Harbor, and registration is now open for individuals and teams in men's, women's, and coed twos, fours and sixes beach volleyball leagues, beginner to expert levels. Leagues will run at Baltimore Beach (Rash Field) in the Inner Harbor Sunday-Friday evenings starting in April and include a 10-week session. For more information or to register, go to

Babe Ruth Museum

The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace opened its doors June 12. Ruth's legacy shaped the sports and American life we live now. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to this project. Visit or call 410-727-1539 x3012.

Issue 210: June 2015