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April 16 -- Sole Of the City 10K
Run the streets of Baltimore and finish up with plenty of after-run festivities during the Sole of The City 10K. The race will start at Charm City Run McHenry Row and take place from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit charmcityrun.com for more information.
April 17 -- Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk
Nearly 6,000 people are expected to attend the Greater Baltimore Kidney walk at Camden Yards. The walk highlights the need for organ donation and the prevention of kidney disease. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in Parking Lot C. Visit kidneymd.org or call 410-494-8545 for more information.
April 17 -- Red Hot Run
Proceeds from the race will benefit Roland Park School Faculty Compensation to ensure it is able to attract and retain exceptional teachers and provide student financial assistance for our talented and diverse student community. Visit rpcs.org for more information.
April 23 -- Port To Fort 6K
Rally the troops, enlist your family, challenge your friends or run individually through a scenic Fort McHenry 6K course to support the 20th annual Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation fundraiser. The race will start at Coke Field, 2400 Fort Ave. and take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Visit believeintomorrow.org/event/p2f/ to register.
April 24 -- Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk
This race 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 will take place at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd. in Bel Air. The event also includes a children's play area and appearances by the Oriole Bird and Ravens mascot Poe. Online registration is available in advance at harford.edu/adam. For more information, call 443-412-2449.
April 24 -- Old Bay 5K
Hosted by McCormick & Co., the inaugural Old Bay 5K Flavor of Giving will benefit the American Heart Association, Y of Central Maryland and United Way. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at 215 Schilling Circle in Hunt Valley. Visit charmcityrun.com for more information and to registration.
ake a stroll through the zoo and help raise money to support life-changing programs and services for people living with the disease. Visit baltimoreaidswalk.org for more information and to register.
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 third 5.7K (to honor O.J. Brigance's jersey number, No. 57) family fun run event 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. The event will start at 8 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 1500 S. Clinton St. Visit brigancebrigade.org for more information and to register.
May 15 -- Stride And Thrive 5K
All proceeds from the Stride and Thrive 5K will go toward funding innovative gynecologic cancer research and the local women's cancer survivorship program at Johns Hopkins. The goal of the race is to bring together cancer survivors, their family members and friends, women's health specialists, and the local communities to encourage fitness, raise gynecologic cancer awareness and educate women to seek out expert care earlier. Visit charmcityrun.com/hopkins for more information and to register.
May 22 -- Cool Kids 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Online registration is open for the Cool Kids 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run that will take place at Oregon Park Ridge beginning at 8 a.m. The Cool Kids Campaign is devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families by focusing on the academic, social and emotional needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis. Visit coolkidscampaign.org/run for more information and to register.
Aug. 7 -- Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon
The 11th annual Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon will take place at 6:30 a.m. at Centennial Lake in Ellicott City. Iron Girl aspires to bring women of all ages together as a community by offering a supportive, energetic and empowering environment for females pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle. Visit irongirl.com/Events/Columbia_Triathlon.htm#axzz3zxZ0jBYt for more information and to register.
Oct. 15 -- Baltimore Running Festival
Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival -- choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Visit thebaltimoremarathon.com for more information.
Crabfest National Travel Team
The CrabFest Baseball 18U collegiate national travel team has a couple of openings for college-bound or committed players to round out the roster of Division I-signed players for the 2016 summer team. Professional coaches will prepare and educate players for the collegiate baseball journey, and players will compete in three national tournaments and play locally in a wood bat collegiate 22U league. The season begins the weekend of June 10. For more information, email email@example.com or call 443-255-1669.
The Baltimore County Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has open team registration for the spring slow-pitch softball program at Seminary Park, which runs from May to mid-August. Men's leagues are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and the coed league is Tuesday evenings. Individual players seeking spots will be referred to the registered team managers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-847-1072 for additional openings and details.
Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. Email Mike Connors at email@example.com or call 410-653-7307.
Visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org or call 410-887-7734 for updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center.
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 over40baseball.org or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443.
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. April 9 and May 14. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.
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. The museum is open daily, and admission is free. Volunteers are always welcome. Visit smnlbinc.org for more information.
April 23 -- Old Line Soccer Classic
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). For more information and to register, visit cmsasoccer.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 baltimoreceltic.com.
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Maryland Lacrosse Showdown July 2-3 in Westminster, sponsored by Sandlot and NWA Lacrosse. Male competition in the single-age level teams U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17 and female competition in the single-age level teams U14, U15, U16 and U17 will play at least four 40-minute games. For more information and to register, contact Mark at 410-493-5182, email email@example.com or visit usamateursports.com/lacrosse_showdown/index.html.
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 mightykicksbaltimore.com 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 baltimoresquashwise.org to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or visit baltimorerugby.net.
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 meetup.com/md-rugby.
The newly formed Baltimore Youth Lacrosse League is now accepting in-house registrations for the spring for all kids ages 4-12. Call 443-863-8377, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit baltimoreyouthlax.com for more information and to register.
Women's Tackle Football
The Baltimore Burn is recruiting female athletes who want to play tackle football. Visit baltimoreburnfootball.com or call head coach Jon Randall at 443-897-1192.
Join The Ravens' Band
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Visit
March 17 -- Charm City Roller Girls SK8 Date
Interested in joining the Charm City Roller Girls? Not sure where to start? Come out to CCRG's Sk8 Date at Skateland North Point, 1113 N. Point Rd. in Dundalk from 7-9 p.m. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com for more information.
March 17 -- "March Madness-" Themed Benefit
To celebrate 35 years of providing free quality civil legal assistance to low- and moderate-income Marylanders, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will host a "March Madness-" themed benefit from 6-9 p.m. in the southeast club level of M&T Bank Stadium. There will be an open beer and wine bar, a behind-the-scenes stadium tour that includes field access, interactive basketball games and more. Visit mvlslaw.org or call Kim at 443-451-4065 for more information.
March 19 -- Black Tie and Tails
Support the animals at the Baltimore Humane Society, a no-kill shelter, by attending this black-tie gala. The event will be hosted by ABC2 news anchor Jamie Costello, and it will feature dinner, music, dancing and a silent auction. All pets are welcome. The event runs from 6-10 p.m. at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Visit bmorehumane.org for tickets.
March 20 -- The Foxhall Farm Trophy Case
The Foxhill Farm Trophy Chase will take place at the Green Spring Valley Hounds Hunt Club, 13920 Mantua Mill Rd. in Glyndon. Post time for the event is 1 p.m. For more information, visit marylandsteeplechaseassociation.com/race-meets/the-foxhall-farm-trophy-chase/.
March 30 -- Integrating The Orioles
Author Bob Luke will discuss the integration of the Orioles and his book on the subject, "Integrating the Orioles," at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. at 6:30 p.m. Call 410-396-5430 for more information.
April 9 -- Celebrity Game Night
With help from local broadcast celebrities, the Esophageal Cancer Action Network will fight to take esophageal cancer "down to the buzzer" during Charm City Celebrity Game Night. The event will take place at the Marriott Waterfront
from 8-11 p.m. and feature lots of sports-themed auction items. Visit ecan.org/charm-city-celebrity-game-night/contestant-auctions/ or call 410-358-3226 for more information.
April 16 -- South Baltimore Learning Center
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the South Baltimore Learning Center casino style with a gala celebration at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore from 6:30-11:30 p.m. There will be silent and live auctions that feature a variety of items to bid on, including a behind-the-scenes tour of Ravens training camp for four people, a private behind-the-scenes tour of M&T Bank Stadium and a party in mayor's skybox at Camden Yards. Visit southbaltimorelearns.org for more information.
April 23 -- Grand National Steeplechase
The 114th running of the Grand National Steeple Chase will take place at 2838 Butler Rd. in Butler. Visit grandnationalsteeplechase.com for more information.
June 10 -- Jonathan Ogden's Golf Tournament
Join Jonathan Ogden and his celebrity friends for an unforgettable day that will include on-course food and drinks, an after-golf awards dinner, a commemorative photo plaque of your group and an Under Armour shirt as part of your tournament gift package. Call Wendy at 410-336-8889 or visit jonathanogdenfoundation.org for more information.
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, skee-ball and sailing. Most of the leagues are six to eight weeks long and include a final championship tournament and end-of-season parties. Visit baltimoresocial.com for more information.
Fox Hollow Men's Golf Club in Timonium has friendly competition at tournaments for all skill levels, every other Saturday morning through October. Visit foxhollowmensgolfclub.org for information and membership application.
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 email@example.com or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the upcoming school season. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Youth fall duckpin bowling leagues for participants ages 3-21 are forming at various duckpin centers in Baltimore. Most programs run on Saturday mornings and include bowling, shoe rental and coaching. For more information, visit ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or follow duckpin bowling at Facebook.com/theduckpinnews.
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 velocipedebikeproject.org for details.
Online registrations are now being accepted for the Andover Apaches Track/Track on Point Track Club through May 31. For information about the program or to register, visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches.
To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit kickball-baltimore.com for locations and 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.
Babe Ruth Museum
The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened and is located right next to Camden Yards. Babe
Ruth's legacy shaped the sports and American life we live now. Consider making a tax-deductible donation. Visit baberuthmuseum.org/donate/ or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.
Maryland AAU will host the AAU boys' U8 basketball national championship July 6-10 in Salisbury. Free practice time will be given to early registrants. The final date to register is July 5. For more information and to register, visit aauboysbasketball.org or call 410-927-5722.
Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports, combining the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football into one fast-paced game in which everyone is involved. The Pikesville Ultimate Disc Association will host youth leagues for boys ages 8-12 at Wellwood Elementary School, 2901 Smith Ave. in Pikesville. The leagues will begin in April and will run every Tuesday night through May. For more information, visit puda.moonfruit.com, email Brett Weil at email@example.com or call 410-262-6136.
Baltimore Metro Horseshoe Club will host an adult Baggo League on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. through March 31 at Deep Creek Middle School, 1000 S. Marlyn Ave. in Essex. The cost is $15 for the entire league or $5 per night. For more information, call 410-686-5174.
Issue 219: March 2016