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Community Beat: Feb. 15 - March 15, 2015

February 16, 2015

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Maccabi Soccer

Tryouts for the Baltimore Maccabi U14 and U16 boys' and U16 girls' soccer teams are 12:30-3 p.m. March 1 and 1-3 p.m. March 8. All Baltimore delegation soccer teams will attend the Aug. 2-7 competition in Dallas. Tryouts will take place on the upper athletic fields at the Jewish Community Center's Owings Mills campus, located at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Participants should come dressed for outside play. For questions regarding the soccer tryouts, email Mike Snitzer at or Rebecca Chinsky at

Lax Max Tournament

The tournament is June 5-7 in Westminster, and is open to recreation, travel, town and club teams, boys and girls ages U9- U19. Teams must register by May 22 in order of the birth date of their oldest player. Visit or email for more information.

Maryland Cup

Team registrations are being accepted for the fourth Annual US Club Soccer 2015 Maryland Cup scheduled for the weekend of April 24-26 in Westminster, Md. The event is open to all US Club Soccer affiliated travel and club teams, and features separate male and female competitions in the single age levels of U12-U17. A, B and C competition levels are available, registration permitting. The application deadline is April 10. Maryland Cup applications are available at For additional information, contact the Cup Director at

Gold Cup Soccer

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will hold the Gold Cup, the official national team championship of the region, featuring the best players from the confederation. The tournament includes the region's current top 12 national teams. Games will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in July. For tickets, visit


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. Email or visit for more information.

Old Line State Soccer Classic

The 18th annual Classic will take place May 2-3 in Baltimore. 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). Register by April 20 at

Mighty Kicks Pup League

The Pup League is 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 throughout Baltimore. Visit for more information.

Maryland Cup

Register by April 10 for single-age level teams U12, U13 and U14, and dual-age level teams U17 (15/16) and U18 (17/18) for the Super (AA), Premier (A) and Travel (B) competition levels. Championship teams in the Super (AA) and Premier (A) levels receive paid entry into the regional qualifier for the national championship April 24-26 in Baltimore. Email or visit


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

Women's Tackle Football

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

Baltimore Nighthawks

Missed tryouts for the women's tackle football team? Visit, and you will be contacted for additional tryout information.


Shamrock 5K

This 5K will be held at 1:15 p.m. March 15 at the intersection of Charles and Mulberry Streets. The USAT&F-certified 5K course is a point-to-point course that starts at Charles and Franklin Streets and ends at Power Plant Live!. Visit

Red Hot 5K

Proceeds from the April 12 race will benefit Roland Park School Faculty Compensation, to ensure they are able to attract and retain exceptional teachers and Student Financial Assistance, to provide tuition assistance for our talented and diverse student community. Visit us at to learn more.

Flashback 5K
The Junior League of Baltimore Flashback 5K race March 8 will raise funds for the Junior League of Baltimore's community projects that focus on healthy families and healthy communities. The race will be held at Goucher College and include a vendor fair, raffle prizes, food trucks, music and a costume contest. Participants are encouraged to run in their favorite 1980s- or 1990s-inspired workout gear. Visit to register.

Red Shoe Shuffle

Wear red April 12 to show your support for the Ronald McDonald House Family Fun Walk to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore. Visit

Baltimore Running Festival

Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival, which takes place Oct. 17. Five distances to choose from through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Visit

Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk

This race, on a USA Track and Field certified 5K course, honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds from the race will benefit scholarships supporting students attending Harford Community College. The 5K run/walk is at 8a.m. April 26 at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air. Online registration is available in advance at For more information, call 443-412-2449.

Brigance Brigade
The Brigance Brigade Foundation, an organization that supports ALS patients and their families, created by former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, will hold its second 5.7K (to honor O.J. Brigance's jersey number, No. 57) family fun run event April 25 in Canton. Proceeds will further the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation, whose goal is to equip, encourage and empower people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) by providing access to equipment and services to patients and their families. Visit to register. 

Kidney Walk
More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the Greater Baltimore Kidney walk April 19 at Camden Yards along with All- Star center-fielder Adams Jones. The walk highlights the need for organ donation and prevention of kidney disease. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in Parking Lot B. Visit to register.


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. It is open 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

Baseball Card Show
A sports card and memorabilia show to benefit Monsignor Slade Catholic School will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 14 at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie. For more details, call Leo at 

Sports Talk for Teens

Visit the Southeast Anchor Enoch Pratt Free Library for a discussion of all things sports at 4 p.m. Feb. 23. The library is located at 3601 Eastern Ave. in Baltimore. Visit for more information.
Men's/Coed Softball

The Knight Ryder softball team is looking for male and female players for its 2015 roster. Coed and male adult teams will begin practicing indoors in February. For more information, please email

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 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 or call 410-653-7307.

Sports Legends Museum

For $50, you can buy a family member or friend a whole year of free admission to the Sports Legends and Babe Ruth museums and more. Members receive exclusive offers and discounts to local sports venues, member events and other Baltimore Museums. Visit for more information.


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 or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.

OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic

On Feb. 23, play along with current and former Orioles players and coaches, who are paired with each participating foursome at the Founders Club in Sarasota, Fla. Every participant receives a gift bag that includes an OriolesREACH golf shirt, an autographed baseball from an Orioles player, an Orioles hat and more. Lunch, cocktails and dinner -- as well as plenty of opportunities for autographs and pictures -- will be included.
Register at

Homeschool Sports

Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the 2014-15 school season. Email for more information and to register.

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit or call 410-887-7734 for updates about football and soccer registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center.

To participate in coed adult kickball throughout Baltimore, visit for locations and dates.

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 for details.


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

March Madness

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will host a March Madness-themed event from 6-9 p.m. March 26 in the southeast club level of M&T Bank Stadium. Attendees can watch NCAA basketball games on multiple screens, enjoy upscale stadium fare, and an open beer and wine bar, take a behind-the-scenes stadium tour (includes access to the field, locker rooms, press box and more), bid on exciting sports memorabilia auction items and play competitive basketball games -- all to support MVLS' mission of providing free quality civil legal assistance to low- and moderate-income Marylanders. Visit or call Louis at 443-703-3052. More information about the event can be found at

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 for details.

3 Club Classic

A nine-hole event played with three clubs will be held from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Historic Carroll Park Golf Course. The use of only three clubs forces golfers to be creative and invent shots, especially around the greens. This event puts a major emphasis on shot making, club selection and making the most out of limited resources. Proceeds benefit First Tee of Baltimore. Call 240-273-GOLF (4653) or visit

Bull Roast

The Team Up For 1 Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life for kids ailing from chronic and life-threatening illnesses by engaging the sports world by matching children with teams from every competitive level -- college, high school and professional. Support the cause by attending their Bull Roast Feb. 21 at Jimmy Famous Seafood, which is located at 6528 Holabird Ave. in Baltimore. Stan Charles, PressBox Publisher, will host. Visit for more information.

Keep Punching

Attend the silent auction and fundraiser at 2 p.m. March 22 at 7 West Bistro for The Keep Punching Foundation to help fund brain cancer research and patients affected by this deadly disease. This event, sponsored by Al Packer's White Marsh Ford, will be a fun afternoon for the whole family. Food, entertainment and an appearance by a Baltimore Ravens player will all be part of the festivities. For tickets, visit

Maccabi Delegation Tryouts

The Baltimore Jewish Community Center will host tryouts and auditions during the month of March for the upcoming August 2015 JCC Maccabi Games and the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest. Tryout opportunities are available for boys and girls for 11 team and individual sports and eight different arts specialties. Sports teams will travel to either Fort Lauderdale, Fla., or Dallas, with ArtsFest taking place in Fort Lauderdale. For a complete list of the sports and arts specialties being offered and the location of each competition, visit For additional questions about participating in the JCC Maccabi Games, contact Paul Lurie at 410-559-3546 or

Charm City Roller Girls
The Charm City Roller Girls' next bout is Feb. 21 at Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St. Also, boot camp for the Roller Girls and the Harm City Havoc men's team runs through April 4 at Skateland North Point in Dundalk. Visit


Baltimore Social operates a lot like the sports leagues of your youth, bringing friends and groups together to compete in a wide range of sports and activities, like soccer, skeeball and sailing. Most of the leagues are six to eight weeks long, with a final championship tournament and end of season parties. Visit


Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports, combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football into one fast-paced game in which everyone is involved. Pikesville Ultimate Disc Association is thrilled to be hosting USA Ultimate's Coaching Development Program day-long clinic, March 22 at the Owings Mills JCC. If you can introduce the sport in your neighborhood by becoming an Ultimate Frisbee coach or organizer, contact or visit

Issue 206: February 2015