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Community Beat: July 15- Aug. 15, 2015

July 16, 2015

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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. 6 -- Giddy Up 5K

The Giddy Up 5K Run/Walk was started to celebrate the life of Catie Carnes and raise money to support the needs of children diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Put on your cowgirl and cowboy outfits -- the horsier, the better -- and join the fun.

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 after 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 -- Love Walk, Love Run, Love Abilities

Abilities Network will hold its annual fundraiser at Goucher College in Towson. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Dorsey College Center. After warm-up exercises and welcome remarks, the 5K and two-mile walk around the campus will begin at 9:30 a.m. To register or receive more information, visit or call 410-828-7700, ext. 1277. 

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

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

Sept. 20 -- Fare Walk

Say farewell to food allergies and raise funds and awareness for those managing food allergies. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. at Druid Hill Park at the Columbus Pavilion. Visit

Sept. 26 -- 5K Race To Embrace Independence

Join a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling services and other necessary support services for homeless women and children. Visit

Oct. 3 -- Breathe Deep 5K
Honor the memory of former Baltimore Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow, who was a strong ally in the battle against lung cancer. The walk begins at Camden Yards and supports this organization and its research work to prevent people like Barlow -- a healthy, vital and athletic 36-year-old -- from dying before their time. Visit to register. 

Oct. 10 -- Family Fair And Walk
Save the date for the Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair & Walk. Entertainment and activities will take place after the walk, including football clinics run by Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta and Ravens scouts, a jump rope competition, playground fun, hula hoops, music, food, face painting, inflatables, giveaways and more. Visit

Oct. 11 -- Bike-A-Thon

Bikur Cholim of Baltimore was started in 1985 by a group of dedicated volunteers to serve the needs of people facing illness in the Jewish community. Now, this network of more than 400 volunteers provides support services and medical care for countless individuals and families from around Baltimore, as well as people visiting from all across the world. 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


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.

Aug. 2 -- Baseball In The 19th Century

Richard D'Ambrisi provides hands-on displays of authentically reproduced uniforms, equipment, documents, books and other accessories used by a mid-19th century baseball player. Explore the evolution of baseball in the 1800s across America, and discuss the history of the development of the sport in Maryland, the Doubleday Myth of "Who Invented Baseball?" and more. Visit for more information.

Aug. 9 -- 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. Aug. 9 and Sept. 13. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.

Aug. 11-13 -- Baysox Youth Camp

Learn from the pros this summer at the Baysox Summer Baseball Camp. The three-day camp includes a ticket for the team's Aug. 13 game, three days of instruction from Baysox players and coaches, a youth baseball camp T-Shirt, a Baysox hat, an autograph session with Baysox players and coaches, a Baysox logo baseball and a pizza party on the final day. Call 301-464-4813 or visit

Aug. 22 -- Cardboard To Leather Sports Equipment Collection

The Baysox are holding a sports equipment collection to benefit the Oriole Advocates' Cardboard to Leather Program. They will be collecting new and gently used baseball and softball equipment that will be donated to underprivileged youth in developing countries. Prince George's Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the game starts at 6:35 p.m. You don't need a ticket to the game to stop by with a donation, but fans will not be allowed into the stadium for the game without a ticket. Visit or call 301-805-6000.

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. Email 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 1-5:30 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.

Forgotten Birds

Share your memories, scorecards and pictures of Orioles minor leaguers from 1903-1953 for an upcoming documentary. Email


July 18 -- 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. A match will be played at M&T Bank Stadium July 18. 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.

Northwest Area Youth Soccer

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.


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. For more information, email or visit

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. 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 for more information.

July 31 -- Greens For Dreams

Join the Baseball Factory and Factory Athletics Foundation for their inaugural golf event
to benefit summer and afterschool sports and education programming for at-risk children.
There will be a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. at Turf Valley Country Club and Resort in Ellicott City. For more information, call 410-715-5080, ext. 121, or visit

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.


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.

Baltimore Terps

Fall registration for the Baltimore Terps is open for all players ages 5-14. Team ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U will be fielded. For more information and to register, visit


Sept. 18 -- Flip Flop Festivus
Come to a football party to benefit the Life and Breath Foundation to find a cure for sarcoidosis, the most common fibrotic lung disease, Sept. 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore. Invited guests -- and past attendees -- include Juan Dixon, Matt Stover, Qadry Ismail, Brad Jackson, Gheorghe Muresan, Ray Knight, Jonathan Ogden, Phil Chenier, Pete Gilbert, Keith Mills, Mark Viviano, David Aldridge and Johnny Holliday. Visit for details.

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.

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.

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.

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 for more information and to register.

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.

Babe Ruth Museum

The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened and is right next to Camden Yards. Babe Ruth's legacy shaped the sports and American life we live now. Consider making a tax-deductible. Visit or call 410-727-1539 x3012.

Issue 211: July 2015