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Community Beat: Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

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-Walks/Races-

Jan. 24 -- Freeze Your Buns 5K

There will be a 5K course around Anne Arundel Community College in support of the Special Olympics Maryland from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 24. Visit charmcityrun.com for more information and to register.

Feb. 13 -- Cupid's Undie Run

Run a mile in your bedroom best on Valentine's weekend to benefit The Children's Tumor Foundation. The run will begin at noon at Luckie's Tavern at Power Plant Live! and features post-race festivities and awards. Visit cupidsundierun.com/city/baltimore for more information and to register.
March 13 -- Under Armour Shamrock 5K

Grab your green and run through Baltimore City for the Under Armour Shamrock 5K before finishing at Power Plant Live! for an epic after party. The race will sell out, so please register early. To register, visit charmcity.com.

-Baseball/Softball-

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. The museum is open daily, and admission is free. Visit smnlbinc.org for more information.

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org 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 over40baseball.org 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 mdcommish@comcast.net or call 410-653-7307.

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. Feb. 13 and March 12. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.

-Soccer/Rugby/Lacrosse/Squash-

Jan. 22-24 -- LaxCon: US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest

The US Lacrosse Convention, lacrosse's largest educational event for coaches, officials and program leaders, is set to take place at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The sport's premier coaches and officials will host 150 educational sessions, and attendees will benefit from invaluable networking opportunities. The US Lacrosse Fan Fest will open the expo hall and demonstration fields to fans of all ages. Registration for the full convention starts at $90 for US Lacrosse members and $150 for the general public, while Fan Fest tickets are $10 per person. For more information, visit uslacrosse.org/laxcon.

Youth Girls' Lacrosse Registration

Online registrations are now being accepted for the Andover Apaches Girls' Lacrosse through Feb. 29.  For information about the program or to register, visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches.

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 baltimoreceltic.com.

Old Line Soccer Classic

The 19th annual Classic will take place April 23-24 in Jarrettsville. Multiple team registration discounts are available for single-age level teams U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14 and dual-age level teams U17 (15/16) U18 (17/18). For more information and to register, visit cmsasoccer.com or email scorenews@aol.com.

Lacrosse Showdown

Team registrations are now being accepted for the Maryland Lacrosse Showdown July 2-3 in Westminster, sponsored by Sandlot and NWA Lacrosse. Male competition in the single-age level teams U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17 and female competition in the single-age level teams U14, U15, U16 and U17 will play at least four 40-minute games. For more information and to register, contact Mark at 410-493-5182, email mascom13@aol.com or visit usamateursports.com/lacrosse_showdown/index.html.

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 mightykicksbaltimore.com for more information.

Squash

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 baltimoresquashwise.org to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email abbym@baltimoresquashwise.org.

Youth Boys' Lacrosse Registration

Online registrations are now being accepted for the Andover Apaches boys' lacrosse program through Feb. 15. For information about the program or to register, visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches.

Rugby

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 baltimorechesapeakerugby@gmail.com or visit baltimorerugby.net.

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 students enrolled in GED or home school programs. Those interested can visit meetup.com/md-rugby.

Lax Shoot-Out

Team registrations are now being accepted for the President's Day Lax Shoot-Out Feb. 15 in Hampstead, sponsored by Sandlot and NWA Lacrosse. The Shootout is open to all school, recreation and club-affiliated boys' and girls' lacrosse teams within the mid-Atlantic region. The tournament will feature round-robin competition for teams in the age groupings of 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14, with all teams being guaranteed a minimum of four 24-minute games.

For more information and to register, call Mark at 410-493-5182, email mascom13@aol.com or visit usamateursports.com/indoor_lax_shootout/index.html.

-Football-

Women's Tackle Football

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

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

-Other Activities-

Jan. 28 -- Super Brawl of Boxing

Baltimore Boxing Promotions will return to Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie Jan. 28 for an evening of Olympic-style championship boxing. Dubbed as the “Super Brawl of Boxing,” tickets are $25 for general admission, $35 for reserved seating ($350 for tables of 10) and $50 for VIP ($500 for a table of 10). Tickets to this first annual event are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or logging onto Baltimoreboxing.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bout is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.

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 mdcommish@comcast.net 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 upcoming school season. Email chensports@verizon.net for more information and to register.

Duckpin Bowling

Youth fall duckpin bowling leagues for participants ages 3-21 are forming at various duckpin centers in Baltimore. Most programs run on Saturday mornings and include bowling, shoe rental and coaching. For more information, visit ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or follow duckpin bowling at Facebook.com/theduckpinnews.

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 velocipedebikeproject.org for details.

Andover Track 

Online registrations are now being accepted for the Andover Apaches Track/Track on Point Track Club through April 30.  For information about the program or to register, visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches.

Kickball

To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit kickball-baltimore.com 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 sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches for more information and to register.

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.

Youth Competition Cheerleading 

Online registrations are now being accepted for the Andover Apaches Competition Cheerleading through March 31. For information about the program or to register, visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches.

Babe Ruth Museum

The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened and is located right next to Camden Yards. Babe Ruth's legacy shaped the sports and American life we live now. Consider making a tax-deductible donation. Visit baberuthmuseum.org/donate/ or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.

Basketball

Maryland AAU will host the AAU boys' U8 basketball national championship July 6-10 in Salisbury. Free practice time will be given to early registrants. The final date to register is June 5. For more information and to register, visit aauboysbasketball.org or call 410-927-5722.

Horseshoe Club
Baltimore Metro Horseshoe Club will host an adult Baggo League on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. through March 31 at Deep Creek Middle School, 1000 S. Marlyn Avenue, Essex. The cost is $15 for the entire league or $5 per night. For more information, call 410-686-5174.  

Issue 217: January 2016