Community Beat: June 15 - July 15, 2012
Baseball Writers Panel
Sports Legends Museum presents a special panel, featuring former and current sports reporters that once covered the Baltimore Orioles while working for The Baltimore Sun. Panelists include Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB analyst and senior writer for ESPN The Magazine; Ken Rosenthal, MLB on FOX and MLB Network reporter; Roch Kubatko, masnsports.com blogger; and Peter Schmuck, veteran baseball writer and The Sun columnist. The discussion is at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at Shriver Hall on the campus of Johns Hopkins University. To order tickets, call 410-727-1539, ext. 3033.
Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
The MDUA is looking for people to train as umpires. Upon completion of training, umpires will be assigned to work at high school baseball games in the Baltimore area. No experience is necessary. If you are interested, e-mail Mike Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-653-7307.
The Hampstead Heat men's wood bat summer baseball team is looking for players. Candidates can be graduating high school seniors or older. E-mail email@example.com to register.
Baltimore Adult Senior Baseball
The Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league, which plays real hardball with wooden bats on 90-foot diamonds, is accepting new players for 2012. All players of all skill levels are welcome. Games are played Sunday mornings at the best area fields. For more information, visit over40baseball.org or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443 or Brian Weir at 443-992-5964.
If you're a serious baseball player, the BATT Academy is the place to be, with workouts daily in its indoor facility near BWI. Register now for the fall high school hitting league. To find out more, go to battacademy.com or call 410-590-2288.
Crab Claw Classic
Players participate in a pro-style combine, scouted by professional and college recruiters, which is televised in August. High school players with an interest in college baseball can register at diamondrecruiting.com.
Old-timers Baseball Association
All former baseball players, coaches, managers or officials are invited. Meetings are once per month (except for July and August) at the Del Capri, located at 302 German Hill Road. Yearly dues are $20. For more details, call Ed Worden at 410-248-0017.
Role models are needed to help start an in-house and travel baseball program for children of all ages, beginning in fall 2012. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Anne Arundel Baseball Team
Players are needed for an Anne Arundel County men's baseball team for ages 25 and older. E-mail email@example.com for details.
Swing And Swim
Four summer camp sessions are held in June and July for players ages 7-13 at Camp Millstad. Players will work on skill/position development, play live games and have swimming time each day. Visit diamondprosbaseball.com or call 410-420-7440.
Putty Hill Panthers
The Panthers are looking for players ages 13-19 and coaches. Contact Pete Karsos via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-299-7417.
19th-century Baseball Postseason Play
The first modern World Series was played in 1903, but many years earlier, during the 1800s, being the champion baseball team was just as important. Vintage baseball living historian Richard D'Ambrisi will speak about 19th-century baseball postseason play June 16, July 16 and Aug. 11 at the Babe Ruth Museum. For more information, visit baberuthmuseum.com, e-mail email@example.com or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3013.
Did you play amateur baseball in or near Baltimore? If you played in high school, for Johnny's, Calvert Hall or Mount St. Joseph, or played with Al Kaline, Cal Ripken Jr. or other big-league players, Baltimore Sandlots would love to hear your story. Pictures are welcome. E-mail your contact information and story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Softball League
The oldest ASA-certified coed media softball league is expanding and accepting new teams for 2012. The modified coed, slow-pitch league is seeking qualified teams and is stressing clean competition, fun and safety. Active teams include WMAR-TV, Fox 45, Babe Ruth Museum and more. The season began in April and includes weeknight play (Monday-Thursday). Call Steve Barber at 410-484-9257.
Fall Men's Slow-Pitch Softball
The Lutherville Timonium Recreation Council is looking for teams to complete its registration for the fall program at Reisterstown Regional Park. The program starts in late August and ends in early November. Separate leagues are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. E-mail email@example.com or call Tom Harrington at 443-847-1072.
Baltimore Terps Youth Football is registering for unlimited weight football in the Northwest Baltimore area. Registration is ongoing for players ages 11-14 and 11U-, 12U- and 13U-level field teams. Visit baltimoreterps.com or call 443-863-TERP.
The Andover Apaches in Linthicum are registering fall teams for ages 3-13. Visit apaches.org or call 410-859-3939, ext. 1.
The Maryland Board of Football Officials is looking for new officials, both men and women, for the coming season for Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Baltimore-area independent (Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association) high schools. Training is provided. Visit mbfo.org or call 410-382-2488.
Ravens Kid Cheerleading
The Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders are offering a week-long kids' summer camp Aug. 6-10, open to boys and girls ages 6-14. Children will be taught routines and coached by members of the 2012 Ravens cheerleaders and Ravens Cheerleading Camp director Tracy Farsay. Visit baltimoreravens.com/lilravens for more information and registrations forms.
The Andover Apaches in Linthicum are recruiting head coaches and offensive and defensive coordinators for all age groups and all skill sets for the 2012 fall football season. This includes flag football for ages 3-4, in-house tackle for age 5, a tackle program for ages 6-14 and a freshman-sophomore team. Contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit apaches.org to apply.
Join The Ravens' Band
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' gameday experience by becoming a member of the all-volunteer, 64-year-old tradition, Baltimore's Marching Ravens. The band is currently accepting applications for musicians, flag line, honor guard and equipment crew. Visit ravensband.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call band president John Ziemann at 410-491-3778 or 410-557-8335.
Sports Boosters Golf
The July 10 tournament will feature Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb, breakfast, lunch, a silent auction and golf contests. The tournament is at Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road in White Hall, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Sports Boosters raises fund to support children's sports programs. Visit sportsboosters.com to register.
Golf Coaches Clinic
Scott Moyer and Michael Diel, two of the most successful college coaches in NCAA history, are presenting a clinic designed specifically for high school boys' and girls' golf coaches. The event is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23 and July 22 at the McDaniel College golf course in Westminster. Call 410-848-7667 or visit mgmsportsmarketing.com for dates, times, topics and testimonials from coaches across the country.
The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company's second-annual fundraising tournament is set for July 16 at the Suburban Club, 7600 Park Heights Avenue. Visit pvfd32.org for details about registration or sponsorships.
Join the 24th-annual GBMC Father's Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk June 17. Proceeds benefit more than 500 critically ill and premature babies cared for this year in the GBMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Register in person on race day. Visit foundation.gbmc.org for more information.
Summer Track Meet
Join the Baltimore Road Runners Club for the first meet of the summer, at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. The following races are planned: 1,500 meters, 400M, 100M, 800M, two miles and a 4x200M relay. Visit brrc.com for more information and to register.
Baltimore Women's Classic
On June 24, join thousands of women celebrating women's running, health and fitness while raising money for women's health issues. Run, walk or volunteer. Visit baltimorewomensclassic.com to register.
Race For The Kids
Register for the eighth-annual Race for Our Kids, presented by Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Sept. 23. The race features USATF-certified 5K and 10K courses, as well as a one-mile family fun walk, and has something for everyone -- from the elite runner to the novice weekend warrior. Visit raceforourkids.org for more information.
A fast-paced hike through Loch Raven Reservoir is mostly on the Merryman Trail. For more information, visit mcomd.org or call 410-299-8833.
A 5K and one-mile fun run starting on Greene Tree Road July 15 are fun for the whole family, with a great course, great breakfast, fabulous door prizes and entertainment for the kids. Visit pikesville5k.com.
Premier League Soccer
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club will play Liverpool Football Club at 1 p.m. July 28 at M&T Bank Stadium. The matchup features two of the most popular teams in the Barclays Premier League, one of the most competitive and elite soccer leagues in the world. For tickets, visit baltimoreravens.com/tickets or call 410-547-SEAT.
Crush '99 Soccer
The Baltimore SC Crush '99 U13 boys' soccer team plays and trains all year long. Call Chris at 443-992-9174 for tryout information.
Zack Flores, new director of coaching, will hold camps the weeks of June 18 and July 23 at Emmorton Elementary School and the week of July 9 at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Flores brings along experience from playing professional soccer in South America, and parts of Europe. Visit afcsoccer.org for details.
Join a 3-on-3 soccer tournament for boys and girls 8U-18U, plus adult men's, women's and coed teams, played July 21. Visit peninsulasoccer.webs.com for details.
The US Youth Soccer Region I Championships are the second leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, a competition for the nation's top teams. Volunteers are needed for pre-tournament preparation, opening ceremonies and gameday operations. Visit lancastersoccer2012.com or call 717-682-5662.
Peninsula Soccer Camps
The camps are open to boys and girls all ages, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. July 16-July 20 and July 23-July 27 at Stricker Middle School. To register, call Tim Sparzak at 443-255-7910.
The Central Maryland Soccer Association is currently recruiting men and women 18 and older to become certified soccer officials. Training and certification is available and current up-to-date certification will be accepted. CMSA operates both fall and spring leagues in addition to three tournaments each year for players 7-17. E-mail your name, phone number and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Skip Apple at 410-363-8610, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Maryland Officials Club
The Maryland Officials Club is looking for people interested in becoming high school or summer swimming officials in the Baltimore/Anne Arundel area. Experience as a competitive swimmer or coach in high school, college or Masters levels or prior experience officiating is strongly preferred. E-mail email@example.com or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
Field Hockey Festival
Team registrations are being accepted for the Maryland State Summer Field Hockey Festival, scheduled for the weekend of July 20-22 in Carroll County. The festival is open to all travel-level school, recreation and club-affiliated teams. Competition will be available in the U14, high school JV, high school varsity and coed 21-and-older age divisions. For additional information, visit usamateursports.com, call 410-363-8610, or e-mail Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike at email@example.com.
Local disc golf courses are open for play throughout the summer. For the first tee, follow signs to the Maryland Zoo parking, past the softball field and reptile house. Visit md-discgolf.com for more information.
Catch and release or keep what you catch July 4 at specific tidal and non-tidal waters throughout Maryland. Visit dnr.maryland.gov for more details.
The recreational league provides an environment where participants can gather, socialize and try Europe's oldest sporting traditions and celebrate their inner Italian. For details, visit play.majorleaguebocce.com/sites/Baltimore.
Charm City Roller Girls
Home team championship games are July 7 and Aug. 11 at DuBurns Area, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com for details.
Sandy Hook Speedway
At the home to many WKA national and divisional champions, enjoy the MD Speedway Pavement Divisional June 24. Visit sandyhookspeedway.com for details and additional dates.
The Baltimore County Trail Riders Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving the sport of motorcycle racing and riding. Come to the Fairgrounds July 20, 27 and Aug. 3 and experience the thrill yourself. Visit bctra.com.
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.
Help provide area kids with scholarships by participating in a tournament Oct. 14 at the AMF Country Club Lanes on Pulaski Highway in Middle River. Visit cmusbcyouth.org or call 443-910-0694 for sponsorship and donation information.
Professional training is available through S.A.S. for ages 8-12 and complete Vertimax speed camps for ages 13U. Train like the pros for football, volleyball, basketball, baseball or softball. Learn to increase speed, agility and strength. Visit athleticedgepro.com or call 410-590-2288.
Register for the Maryland Table Tennis Association tournament, which will be held July 14 and Aug. 4 at the Carrollton Center in Eldersburg. Novices, advanced, juniors and seniors are welcome. Visit MDTTA.org or call 410-579-8462.
Tryouts for the Eastern Wrestling Alliance at its training center in Dundalk run all month long. Call Jim at 443-858-2755.
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.
Howard County Rugby
Howard County Recreation and Parks is holding registrations for boys' and girls' Hurricane Express rugby teams, ages 14 to 18. No experience is necessary. Contact Patrick Walsh at 443-474-3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to hurricaneexpressrfc.com.
There are lots of opportunities for cornhole players to keep their skills sharp. Visit midatlanticcornhole.com/cornhole-tournaments for dates and registration.
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club is the region's only Division I men's rugby club, and is always looking for experienced players or those new to the game. Visit baltimorerugby.net or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Speed unlimited midnight madness runs all weekend long June 22 at Maryland International Raceway. Visit mirdrag.com for details and additional dates.
Field Hockey Festival
Team registrations are being accepted for the July 20 event in Westminster. It's open to all travel-level, school, recreation and club-affiliated teams and is sponsored by Majestx FHC and NW Area Sports. Visit usamateursports.com/fh_summer, call 410-363-8610, or e-mail Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike at email@example.com.
Did you know Baltimore has a beach? Baltimore Beach Volleyball has seven courts in the Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. Registration is for individuals and teams in men's, women's and coed 2s, 4s and 6s beach volleyball leagues, from beginner to expert levels. League play is Monday through Friday and Sunday. Visit baltimorebeach.com for details.
Support Baltimore City youth through the sport of 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 made payable to Baltimore SquashWise can be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Issue 174: June 2012