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Community Beat: Aug. 15-Sept. 15, 2015

August 17, 2015

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Aug 29 -- Sickle Cell Star Walk
Proceeds from this walk will benefit the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America in raising funds for research, treatment and support programs. Visit for details. 

Aug. 30 -- Sprint for Spat

Proceeds from this 100-meter run, which starts at the South Broadway Square, 801 S. Broadway in Fells Point, will benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Plan on lots of fun, food and beer for this event sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery. Visit to register.

Aug. 30 -- Larry's Ride And Run
Start Larry's Ride and Run from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the JCC's Camp Milldale in Reisterstown to honor biker Larry Bensky, who lost his life while biking. The race will raise money for Bike Maryland, which raises awareness of bicyclists and bicycle-safety issues. Visit for details.

Aug. 30 -- Survivor Strong 5K Run

The National Center for Citizen Safety aims to raise awareness for how to respond to domestic terrorism and active shooters. All proceeds from this race will provide survivors with counseling resources, including adult retreats and child camps. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:45 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at 6940 Columbia Gateway Drive in Columbia. Call 1-844-422-8723 or visit to register.

Sept. 5 -- Charles Street 12

This unique point-to-point race Sept. 5 will take runners down historic Charles Street, now a national scenic byway, and end at Power Plant Live!. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Visit to register.

Sept. 6 -- Giddy Up 5K
The Giddy Up 5K Run/Walk was started to celebrate the life of Catie Carnes and raise money to support the needs of children diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Put on your cowgirl and cowboy outfits -- the horsier, the better -- and join the fun.

Sept. 9 -- Ravens 5K

Celebrate the kickoff of the Ravens' 2015 season and benefit the House of Ruth and One Love Foundation at the Ravens 5K and Kids Fun Run. Both races will cross the finish line on the field at M&T Bank Stadium, with the Kids Fun Run beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the 5K beginning at 7 p.m. Participants and spectators can partake in a free tailgate on the Gate A plaza after the races. The tailgate will feature live music, photo opportunities and light refreshments. Visit

Sept. 12 -- Nun Run
Little Sisters of the Poor's inaugural Nun Run 5K and one-mile fun run and walk are scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Visit to register.

Sept. 19 -- Kids Triathlon

Support the Karen Stevens Memorial Kids Triathlon and Karen's legacy. Karen was a swim instructor at Severna Park Community Center Aquatics, and taught students of all ages and abilities before she passed away from cancer in 2009. The proceeds from the triathlon go toward funding swim lessons for children in Anne Arundel County. Visit for more information.

Sept. 20 -- Zero Prostate
Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and one-mile fun walk, which will be Sept. 20 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. This tight-knit community event will bring together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about ending prostate cancer. The goal is to find a cure for prostate cancer by funding research and providing free testing and education. Visit to register.

Sept. 20 -- Love Walk, Love Run, Love Abilities
Abilities Network will hold its annual fundraiser at Goucher College in Towson. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Dorsey College Center. After warm-up exercises and welcome remarks, the 5K and two-mile walk around the campus will begin at 9:30 a.m. To register or receive more information, visit or call 410-828-7700, ext. 1277. 

Sept. 20 -- Get Ready, Get Set, Get Fit

This 5K run/walk and one-mile walk starting at the CCBC Essex Campus at 8 a.m. will benefit the Baltimore County Department of Aging programs for seniors. Visit to register.

Sept. 20 -- Fare Walk

Say farewell to food allergies and raise funds and awareness for those managing food allergies. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. at Druid Hill Park at the Columbus Pavilion. Visit for more information.

Sept. 20-21 -- Bike Race
Charm City Cross is the mid-Atlantic's two-day cycle-cross race, featuring international, pro and regional cyclists. The race will be Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 starting at Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave. Visit or call 443-759-5620 for more information.

Sept. 26 -- 5K Race To Embrace Independence

Join a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling services and other necessary support services for homeless women and children. Visit for more information.

Oct. 3 -- Breathe Deep 5K
Honor the memory of former Baltimore Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow, who was a strong ally in the battle against lung cancer. The walk begins at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and supports LUNGevity and its research to prevent people like Barlow -- a healthy, vital and athletic 36-year-old -- from dying before their time. Visit to register. 

Oct. 4 -- Heat It To Beat It
Mercy Medical Center will unite hundreds of patients, their families and their friends to raise awareness and funds for research into the causes and treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, a cancer found in the abdomen. The 2.2-mile walk will start at the Baltimore Zoo and end with live music, fun and games. Visit to register.

Oct. 4 -- Step Out
Former Raven Qadry Ismail is the honorary walk chairman to support the American Diabetes Association Oct. 4, with a 5K around Canton starting at the Waterfront Park. Visit to register.

Oct. 10 -- Family Fair And Walk
Save the date for the Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair & Walk. Entertainment and activities will take place after the walk, including football clinics run by Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta and Ravens scouts, a jump rope competition, playground fun, hula hoops, music, food, face painting, inflatables, giveaways and more. Visit

Oct. 10 -- Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is committed to healthier living and to defeating heart disease and stroke. The Greater Baltimore Heart Walk Oct. 10 will be at the Camden Yards Sports Complex, Lot B and Lot C. Visit for more information.

Oct. 11 -- Bike-A-Thon
Bikur Cholim of Baltimore was started in 1985 by a group of dedicated volunteers to serve the needs of people facing illness in the Jewish community. Now, this network of more than 400 volunteers provides support services and medical care for countless individuals and families from around Baltimore, as well as people visiting from all across the world. Visit to register. 

Oct. 17 -- Baltimore Running Festival

Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival -- choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Visit for more information.


Aug. 2 -- Baseball In The 19th Century

Richard D'Ambrisi provides hands-on displays of authentically reproduced uniforms, equipment, documents, books and other accessories used by a mid-19th century baseball player. Explore the evolution of baseball in the 1800s across America, and discuss the history of the development of the sport in Maryland, the Doubleday Myth of "Who Invented Baseball?" and more. Visit for more information.

Aug. 22 -- Cardboard To Leather Sports Equipment Collection

The Baysox are holding a sports equipment collection to benefit the Oriole Advocates' Cardboard to Leather Program. They will be collecting new and gently used baseball and softball equipment that will be donated to underprivileged youth in developing countries. Prince George's Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the game starts at 6:35 p.m. You don't need a ticket to the game to stop by with a donation, but fans will not be allowed into the stadium for the game without a ticket. Visit or call 301-805-6000 for more information.

Baseball Card Show

A sports card and memorabilia show to benefit Monsignor Slade Catholic School will be held at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and Oct. 18. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.

Men's/Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball

The Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has opened registration for the fall slow-pitch softball program at Reisterstown Regional Park, which runs through early November. Men's leagues are Monday and Wednesday evenings. Email or call 443-847-1072 for additional registration details.

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 1-5:30 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.

Cockeysville Recreation

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

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.

Forgotten Birds

Share your memories, scorecards and pictures of Orioles minor leaguers from 1903-1953 for an upcoming documentary. Email


Aug. 19 -- Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club
Director Steve Vaikness will oversee this year's boys' tryouts at the Ridley Athletic Complex at Towson University Aug. 19 and Aug. 23. All teams will play a minimum of two fall and three summer tournaments. There will be at least three-position training clinics held at Loyola during the fall and winter. Visit or email for ages, times and information. 

Aug. 23-26 -- Lacrosse Tryouts

Open tryouts for middle and upper school girls will take place from 5-8 p.m. all four nights at the Notre Dame Prep fields. Visit to register.

Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and information are available at

Baltimore JCC Youth Soccer League

Player registrations are now being accepted for the JCC Northwest Youth Soccer League through August. The league will begin play on Sundays in mid-September and conclude in mid-November. The league will offer 4-, 5- and 6-year-old clinic competition with competitive league play for the dual-age groupings of U8 and U10. To register, email or call Rebecca Chinsky at 410-559-3542.

Mighty Kicks Pup League

The Pup League provides 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 around Baltimore. Visit for more information.


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


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. For more information, email or visit

Youth Rugby

Maryland Exiles Youth Rugby is looking for players for the upcoming spring season. Experience is not required. The team is open to all players attending high school or middle school in Maryland and students enrolled in GED or home school programs. Those interested can visit

CMSA Columbus Soccer Classic
Team registrations are being accepted for the Classic scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 10 in Westminster. The event is USSF affiliated and is open to boys' and girls' teams in the age brackets of U8 through U17. Email or visit for more information and to register.

Thanksgiving Soccer Cornucopia
Team registrations are being accepted for the event scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 28 in Jarrettsville. The event is USSF affiliated and is open to boys' and girls' teams in the age brackets of U8 through U17. Email or visit for more information and to register.

Aug. 29 -- Three Club Classic

A nine-hole event played with three clubs will be held 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 of limited resources. Proceeds benefit First Tee of Baltimore. Call 240-273-GOLF (4653) or visit

Sept. 21 -- Sizzling Golf Classic

Raise money to fight leukemia at Woodholme Country Club Sept. 20, with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. Visit or call 410-653-2133.

Sept. 26 -- Ed Block Mini Golf
This event will benefit the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation's efforts to raise awareness and prevention of child abuse in Baltimore and other NFL communities. There are two rounds of play at Perry Hall Mini Golf at noon and 2:30 p.m. Visit or call 410-821-6252.

Oct. 26 -- Susie's Cause

Support Susie's Cause and help eradicate colon cancer as a life-threatening disease at the Charity Golf Classic at Hayfields Country Club in Cockeysville. Visit

Men's Golf

Fox Hollow Men's Golf Club in Timonium has friendly competition at tournaments every other Saturday through October. All skill levels are welcome. Visit for information and membership application.


Ravens Emoji

Ravens fan will love the new specially-designed Baltimore Ravens emojis. To download, 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 Terps

Fall registration for the Baltimore Terps is open for all players ages 5-14. Team ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U will be fielded. For more information and to register, visit


Sept. 5 -- Skydive For A Cure III
The Brigance Brigade foundation will team up with Aberdeen resident Justin Coulter, who lost his dad to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, to raise funds to benefit victims of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Attendees will be dropping from the sky with the help of professional skydivers at Harford County Airport. The event will feature live music, food vendors, raffles, carnival games and activities for kids. Visit for ticket information and event details.

Sept. 18 -- Flip Flop Festivus
Come to a football party to benefit the Life and Breath Foundation to find a cure for sarcoidosis, the most common fibrotic lung disease, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore Sept. 18. Invited guests -- and past attendees -- include Juan Dixon, Matt Stover, Qadry Ismail, Brad Jackson, Gheorghe Muresan, Ray Knight, Jonathan Ogden, Phil Chenier, Pete Gilbert, Keith Mills, Mark Viviano, David Aldridge and Johnny Holliday. Visit for details.

Sept. 26 -- Legacy Chase
The Legacy Chase is dedicated to those who have overcome cancer. Show your support and enjoy a day of racing fun for the entire family. The gates will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit

Sept. 26 -- Polo Match

Gates open at noon at Marama Farm, 5610 Chamblis Drive in Clarksville. There will be lots of fun, food and tailgating all day long. Visit for more information.

Nov. 7 -- Bull & Oyster Roast

Proceeds will benefit the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. The event is scheduled to take place at the Timonium State Fairgrounds from 6-10 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets.

Car Racing
Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment all summer long. Visit or call 301-884-9833.

Homeschool Sports

Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the 2015 school season. Email for more information and to register.

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.

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.

Issue 212: August 2015