Community Beat: Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2012
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The Thunderkings Baseball Program is actively seeking all serious and dedicated youth baseball players ages 13-19 and coaches for the 2013 season. Visit thunderkingsbaseball.org and complete the prospective player profile form to get information about workouts and tryouts.
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.
Old-timers Baseball Association
All former baseball players, coaches, managers and officials are invited to monthly meetings at the Del Capri, 302 German Hill Rd. Call Ed Worden at 410-248-0017.
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 email@example.com or call 410-653-7307.
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 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.
Men's Baseball League
A Harford County men's baseball league is looking for players 30 and older 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. Visit harfordmensbaseballleague.com or call 410-322-1342.
Putty Hill Panthers
The Panthers are looking for players ages 13-19 and coaches. Contact Pete Karsos by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-299-7417.
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.
Maryland Media Softball League
The oldest ASA-certified coed media softball league is expanding and accepting new teams for 2013. The league, modified coed and slo-pitch, is seeking qualified teams, stressing clean competition, fun and safety. Active teams include WMAR-TV, Fox 45, Babe Ruth Museum, Mad Kattle, Firestix, Nighthawks and more. The season begins April 2013, with weeknight play Monday-Thursday only. Call Steve Barber at 410-484-9257.
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.
The Andover Apaches in Linthicum are registering fall teams for ages 3-13. Visit apaches.org or call 410-859-3939, ext. 1.
The Baltimore Terrapins youth football program is looking for volunteers to mentor and coach players age 7-14. If you are interested, visit baltimoreterps.com or call 443-863-TERP.
The Andover Apaches in Linthicum are recruiting head coaches and offensive and defensive coordinators for all age groups and all skill sets for the fall. Program 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.
Flip Flop Festivus
Come to Baltimore's best football party to benefit The Life and Breath Foundation to find a cure for sarcoidosis, the most common fibrotic lung disease, on Sept. 22 at the Four Seasons ballroom. Invited guests and past attendees include former Ravens Qadry Ismail, Brad Jackson, Michael McCrary, Ed Mulitalo, Mike Flynn, Jonathan Ogden, Kyle Richardson, Matt Stover and Bennie Thompson. Visit lifeandbreath.org for details.
Y of Central Maryland's Fifth Annual "Mission in Action" Golf Classic to benefit the Y's Safe Place for Kids Campaign is Oct. 15 at Hayfields Country Club, 700 Hayfields Road in Cockeysville. To register or get more information, call Mia Staton at 410-837-1077, ext. 259, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joe's Tournament
The tournament has a 10 a.m. shotgun start on Sept. 24 at the Towson Golf and Country Club. The beneficiary is St. Clare 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, Oct. 1 at The Suburban Club in Pikesville. Help is needed with registration, managing the golf course holes and other tasks throughout the day. School credit can be applied. E-mail email@example.com or call Jillian at 443-738-9621.
To help others see abilities, not disabilities, the sixth-annual fundraising walk is Sept. 30 at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Visit abilitiesnetwork.org or call 410-828-7700, ext. 1229 for details.
Race For Our 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 awareness and prevention from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley. Visit theregoesmyhero.org or call 410-299-1422.
There are plenty of views of the beautiful reservoir, some rocky hills and one steep climb through the eight-mile hike on Merryman Trail. For more information, visit mcomd.org or call 410-299-8833.
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.
Mud Chasers is a new generation of 5K, where mud, music and adventure meet. This ultimate obstacle course will touch the primitive side in you. Are you tough enough to handle it? Then we dare you to put it to the test and unleash the beast in you. The event is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Camp Puh'tok, 17433 Big Falls Road in Monkton for ages 14U. Visit mudchasers.com or call Cristhian Ruiz at 410-823-0870.
Larry's Ride And Run
Larry's Ride and Run returns to Spring Meadow Farms from 7 a.m-3 p.m. Sept. 22 with three different bicycle routes, a fun run and post-race activities for a great cause. The event continues to honor avid biker Larry Bensky, who lost his life while biking in 2010. Larry's Ride and Run is a Bike Maryland fundraising event, which raises awareness of bicyclists and bicycle safety issues. With three different bike-ride routes and a 3.6-mile run, this fundraiser has something for people of all physical abilities. Visit larrysride.com for details.
Walk For Maryland's Children
All registered walkers for the one-mile or 5K on Oct. 27 will be entered in a drawing to win great raffle prizes, including a sports bag, iTouch, Ravens tickets or a basket full of games and activities. The event runs from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center at the Y on 33rd Street, rain or shine. To register, go to familytreemd.org or call Kelley Harrison at 410-889-2300, ext. 1238.
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 an individual by visiting lungevity.org/baltimore.
BWI Run/Walk Event
Lace up your sneakers and race to the finish line with Northrop Grumman and the 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.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Walk to End Alzheimer's is an all-age, all-ability event held in 600 communities nationwide, uniting millions to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The walk is Oct. 27 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville. Call 410-561-9099 or visit alz.org/maryland to register.
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.
Ready, Set, Sniff 5K
From 11a.m.-4p.m. Oct. 20 at Patterson Park is the time to support the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. Move your paws for a cause and visit charmcityrun.com to register.
The Central Maryland Soccer Association is currently accepting team registrations for the Mid-Atlantic Thanksgiving Classic Soccer Tournament, to be played Nov. 24-25 in southeast Baltimore County. The tournament is USSF sanctioned through the Soccer Association for Youth and is open to all eligible school, recreation and club USSF-affiliated teams throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Single-age competition is offered for both boys' and girls' teams ages 8-14, with dual-age competition for high school-level teams. Registration forms are available at cmsasoccer.com; the deadline is Nov. 12.
Instructional High School Rugby Clinic
Beginners to advanced players ages 14-18 learn and improve the skills needed to be successful at rugby. Each session has instructions and drills for fundamentals, including contact and tackling, running, passing and kicking. Sessions may lead to participation in a tournament during Thanksgiving weekend with sufficient registration and participation. Read concussion information online at howardcountymd.gov/concussioninformation.htm. Review of this information is required by law before you are allowed to register for sports programs. To register, call 410-313-7275. For more information, call Sandra Lambert at 410-313-4715 or Patrick Walsh at 443-474-3254, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Clinic sessions begin Sept. 18 and are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia.
Columbus Classic Soccer Tournament
Team registrations are currently being accepted for the Central Maryland Soccer Association's 16th Annual Columbus Classic, which takes place Oct. 6-7 in Westminster. The classic is open to all USSF-affiliated, school, recreation and club teams in the mid-Atlantic region, and is sanctioned by SAY and US Club Soccer. Competition is available for both boys' and girls' teams in the single-age groupings of U8-U14 and the dual ages of U16 and U18. The tournament features round-robin competition, with all teams being guaranteed a minimum of three games, plus playoffs and championships where applicable. The registration deadline is Sept 24. Forms can be found at cmsasoccer.com or by calling Skip at 410-363-8610.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Winter Indoor Soccer
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Central Maryland Indoor Futsal League, scheduled for two sessions between December and March. The league will offer single-level age competition for ages U8-U14, with dual-age competition for high school-level teams. This is a SAY-affiliated league. Registration permitting, separate boys' and girls' leagues will be formed. Locations are in Carroll County, Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Registration information is available at cmsasoccer.com or by e-mailing email@example.com
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, 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, high school JV, high school 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 Oct. 13 at DuBurns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com for details.
Sandy Hook Speedway
At the home of many WKA national and divisional champions, enjoy the weekend club races Sept. 30. 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 13 and older. 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.
The 16th-annual Carroll County Christian Men's Prayer Breakfast with guest speaker Jim Page, vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St. in Westminster. All students and pastors are admitted for free. To get tickets, call Sam at 302-331-8719.
Register for the Maryland Table Tennis Association tournament, which will be held 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.
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.
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.
Co-ed adult kickball is held in Federal Hill and Canton. Visit kickball-baltimore.com for more information.
A Superchargers Showdown runs the weekend of Sept. 21 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. League tournaments run Sept. 16-22. 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 Rd., 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 email@example.com for more information.
Issue 177: September 2012