Community Beat: July 15 - Aug. 15, 2012
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com or call 410-653-7307.
Old-timers Baseball Association
All former baseball players, coaches, managers and officials are invited. Meetings are once per month (except for July and August) at the Del Capri, located at 302 German Hill Road. Call Ed Worden at 410-248-0017 for more details.
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.
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 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 for weeknight play. Active teams include WMAR-TV, Fox 45, Babe Ruth Museum and more. 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.
Voice Of The Red Sox
Broadcaster Joe Castiglione will discuss his long career as a play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox. He will take an in-depth look at this year's season and answer questions from the audience. His book, Broadcast Rites and Sites -- I Saw It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox, will be available for visitors to have signed, following the program at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15, which takes place at the Babe Ruth Museum. Visit baberuthmuseum.com or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3013.
The Baltimore Ravens are hosting their first-ever Purple Bingo Night July 19, at M&T Bank Stadium. As with other Purple events, the bingo is was designed for female fans 18 and older, and it will run from 6-9 p.m., with games starting at 7 p.m. Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, who will be calling bingo numbers and taking pictures with the winners each round, will host the evening. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Torrey Smith Foundation. The event offers access to the Ravens' home locker room and features on-field games. Attendees will also have access to concessions and the Ravens Team Store. Tickets can be purchased at baltimoreravens.com/purple or by calling 410-261-RAVE.
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.
Golf Coaches Clinic
Scott Moyer and Michael Diehl, 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. 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.
St. Joe's Tournament
The tournament is at Towson Golf and Country Club, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start Sept. 24, and will benefit St. Clair Medical Outreach, which offers free preventative, primary and follow-up care to the indigent. Visit stjosephtowson.com/giving or call 410-337-1398.
Ed Block Mini Golf
This event benefits the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation's efforts to raise awareness about and prevention of child abuse in Baltimore and other NFL communities. Two rounds of play at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at ParTee Golf, 4123 E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall. Visit edblock.org or call 410-821-6252 , ext. 11.
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. There are lots of hikes throughout the month. Visit mcomd.org for dates and locations.
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk
The event benefits ZERO -- The Project to End Prostate Cancer and the American Urological Foundation. Funds raised during the race are used for prostate cancer research and awareness, and to conduct free prostate cancer screenings to underprivileged men, including 1,500 men annually in the Baltimore area. There will be appearances by the Ravens cheerleaders, former Raven Qadry Ismail, vendors and costumed characters, as well as children's activities including face painting and a moon bounce. The event is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Towson University, Johnny Unitas Stadium. Visit gpccbaltimore.com or call 443-738-2738.
Blue Moon Run
Go for a nighttime run on the white crushed limestone surface of the NCR Trail under the light of the full moon. Runners will carry firefly green glowsticks so they can be seen in the dark, but the moonlight will be the source of light on the path. There will be food and refreshments afterward in the parking lot. It's a family event, with runners going at their own pace, and the course is about five miles out and back. It goes from 9-10 p.m. Aug. 31 at 1235 Paper Mill Road in Hunt Valley. Visit baltimorerunning.com or call 410-296-5050.
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 camp 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 three-on-three soccer tournament for boys and girls 8U-18U, plus adult men's, women's and coed teams, played July 21. Visit peninsulasoccer.webs.com/3v3peninsulasoccer.htm for details.
A 16-hour certification course will be held Aug. 11 and 12, with an eight-hour certification for SAY and travel-level certification. Call Dennis Collier at 410-627-0117.
Team registrations are currently being accepted for the inaugural Carroll County Challenge Cup preseason soccer tournament. The cup is being hosted by the Central Carroll SC and sponsored by the Central Maryland Soccer Association and Carroll County Recreation and Parks. The Cup offers separate boys' and girls' competition for ages 8 through 18, scheduled for Aug. 18 and 19 in Westminster. The tournament is USSF affiliated through the Soccer Association for Youth and is open to all school, recreation, travel and club USSF-affiliated teams. Visit cmsasoccer.com or call 410-363-8610.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
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.
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 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 all-day Sprint Divisional the weekend of July 28. 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 and 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 Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 at the Carrollton Center in Eldersburg. Novices, advanced, juniors and seniors are welcome. Visit MDTTA.org or call 410-579-8462.
Speed And Agility Camp
The camp is open to athletes of all sports, seventh grade to 12th grade from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 6-10 at Stricker Middle School. Call Tim Sparzak at 443-255-7910 to register.
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.
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 July 27-29 at Maryland International Raceway. Visit mirdrag.com for details and additional dates.
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.
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.
Bring your family and friends to help celebrate the 12th annual Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs Sept. 29. All proceeds benefit the GBMC Pediatric Emergency Room and Pediatric Emergency Department. Visit foundation.gbmc.org for more information.
Brian's Baseball Bash
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is hosting a fundraiser for the University of Maryland Children's Hospital Aug. 12 at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall. Brian's Baseball Bash features food, games, silent and live auctions and unique opportunities to mingle with Orioles players and get autographs. Visit ummsfoundation.org/briansbash or call 410-328-6064.
Issue 175: July 2012