Community Beat: Aug. 15 - Sept. 15, 2012
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Baltimore Adult Senior Baseball
The Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league plays real hardball with wooden bats on 90-foot diamonds. All players of all skill levels are welcome. Games are played Sunday mornings at the best area fields. Visit over40baseball.org or call Mike at 410-446-0443 or Brian at 443-992-5964.
If you're a serious baseball player, the BATT Academy is the place to be, with indoor daily workouts. Visit 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. E-mail Mike Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-653-7307.
Old-timers Baseball Association
All former baseball players, coaches, managers and officials are invited. Monthly meetings begin September at the Del Capri, 302 German Hill Road. 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 this fall. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Putty Hill Panthers
The Panthers are looking for players ages 13-19 and coaches. Contact Pete Karsos by e-mail at email@example.com or call 410-299-7417.
Ripken And Murray
Orioles legends and Baseball Hall of Fame members Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. will be inducted into the Sports Legends Museum Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Sept. 5. To purchase tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Whitney at 410-727-1539, ext. 3033.
Did you play amateur baseball in the Baltimore area? 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 email@example.com.
Men's Baseball League
A Harford County men's baseball league is looking for players 30 and over for the fall league: a five- to six-week schedule at Harford County high school fields. Games are played at 8:45 a.m. Sundays -- no conflict with Ravens games. Visit harfordmensbaseballleague.com or call 410-322-1342.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Terrapins youth football program is looking for volunteers to mentor and coach kids 7-14 years old. If you are interested in teaching young people the game of football, visit baltimoreterps.com or call 443-863-TERP.
Summer Football Festival
More than a dozen Baltimore Colts alumni and current and former Ravens will be on hand from 2-10 p.m. Aug. 18 to sign autographs, take pictures and take part in interactive games with fans. Admission is only $5 for adults and free for those 17 and younger. A portion of all admission proceeds will be donated to various charities, including the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Linebacker Ray Lewis' autograph signing starts at 7 p.m., and an autograph is $80. For more information, visit baltimoresummerfootballfestival.eventbrite.com or call Phil at 443-413-2336.
The Andover Apaches in Linthicum are registering fall teams for ages 3-13. Visit apaches.org or call 410-859-3939, ext. 1.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call band president John Ziemann at 410-491-3778 or 410-557-8335.
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. There are two rounds of play, at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at ParTee Golf, 4123 E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall. Visit edblock.org or call 410-821-6252.
Get Tee'd Off
Volunteers are needed for the annual Arthritis Golf Tournament this October at The Suburban Club in Pikesville. Help is needed with registration, managing the golf course holes and other various tasks throughout the day. School credit can be applied. E-mail email@example.com or call Jillian at 443-738-9621.
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.
Join hundreds of cyclists, runners and walkers to raise money for leukemia from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley. Visit theregoesmyhero.org or call 410-299-1422.
Canoe And Kayak
Paddle the upper Gunpowder River in northern Baltimore County with the Mountain Club of Maryland Aug. 19. For all events, visit mcomd.org or call 410-871-0066 to reserve your spot to canoe and kayak.
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K
The event benefits ZERO -- The Project to End Prostate Cancer and the American Urological Foundation. Funds raised during the 5K or one-mile fun walk are used for prostate cancer research and awareness, and to conduct free prostate cancer screenings for 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.
Take A Deep Breath
The Breathe Deep Baltimore 5K Walk and Fun Run benefits the LUNGevity Foundation to raise awareness and funds for earlier detection and more effective treatments of lung cancer. The walk starts at Oriole Park Sept. 22, rain or shine. Start a team, join a team or register as individual by visiting lungevity.org/baltimore.
BWI Run/Walk Event
Lace up your sneakers and race to the finish line with Northrop Grumman and Kennedy Krieger Institute, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 30, to raise money for the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic. The family-friendly event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the four-mile run and two-mile family walk. The race begins at BWI Airport Midfield Cargo Complex, Building Mathison Way (off Aviation Boulevard). Visit kennedykrieger.org/airportrun or call 443-923-7300.
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 glow sticks so they can be seen in the dark, but the moonlight will be the source of light on the path. It's a family event, with runners going at their own pace, and the course is about five miles out and back. Food and refreshments will follow. The run is from 9-10 p.m. Aug. 31 at 1235 Paper Mill Road in Hunt Valley. Visit baltimorerunning.com or call 410-296-5050.
5K Race To Embrace Independence
A 5K helps raise funds for housing, food, clothing and much more for homeless women and their families through the work of Marian House. The race is Sept. 29 at Lake Montebello. For details, visit marianhouse.org/5k or call 410-467-4246.
The Central Maryland Soccer Association is currently accepting team registrations for their fall 2012 season, scheduled to begin Sept. 8. The league is open to all USSF-affiliated school, recreation, travel and club-level teams. For additional information, visit cmsasoccer.com or call 410-363-8610.
Basketball Officials Needed
The IAABO BOARD 290 is looking for new male and female Baltimore City officials for the coming season. Training is provided and starts Aug. 29 at Poly high school. Call Vincent Tyler, secretary, at 443-829-1894.
Maryland Officials Club
The Maryland Officials Club is looking for people interested in becoming high school swimming officials in the Baltimore/Anne Arundel area. Experience as a competitive swimmer or coach in high school, college or Masters Level 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.
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Maryland State Field Hockey Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 17 in Westminster. It's open to all travel-level, school-, recreation- and club-affiliated teams, and is sponsored by Majestx FHC and Northwest Area Sports: U12, U14, HS JV, HS Varsity, and coed 21-and-older age levels. Visit
usamateursports.com/fh_summer or call 410-363-8610.
Charm City Roller Girls
Home team championship games are Sept. 8 at DuBurns Area, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com for details.
Sandy Hook Speedway
At the home of many WKA national and divisional champions, enjoy the all-day Sprint Divisional the weekend of Aug. 17. Visit sandyhookspeedway.com for details and additional dates.
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 Sept. 1 and Oct. 13 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.
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.
A Pro-Am runs Aug. 24-28 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 at 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.
Issue 176: August 2012