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Community Beat: April 15-May 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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-Walks/Races-


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 register.

April 24 -- Walk MS: Baltimore City 2016

This three-mile walk will take place at Power Plant Live! to help raise funds that support programs and research for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Greater DC-Maryland chapter. Visit nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MDM/Fundraising-Events for more information and to register.

April 30 -- ROAR for Kids 

Make your voice heard by joining the 5K run or low-mileage walk ROAR for Kids, which will benefit departments and programs throughout the Kennedy Keieger Institute!  When you're finished running or walking, be sure to take a break and checkout the wide variety of fun activities and entertainment at our family festival. Visit, helpkids.kennedykrieger.org/connect/events/special/roar-for-kids-at-kennedy-krieger-institute.html for more information.

May 1 -- AIDS Walk & Run

Walkers, runners, volunteers and supporters will come together to show their support for the HIV/AIDS community of Baltimore during the AIDS Walk & Run at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The run will benefit Chase Brexton Health Services, a nonprofit community-based health organization that provides dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. One in 43 Baltimoreans has HIV/AIDS, so take 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.

May 1 -- Brigance Brigade 5.7K

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 14 -- Fun Run For PKU

This three-mile run and one-mile walk will take place at CCBC's Catonsville Campus, 800 S. Rolling Rd. to raise awareness of a rare genetic metabolic disorder known as Phenylketonuria (PKU). It is a disease that affects only a small portion of the United States but has a very significant impact on the lives of those who have it and the lives of those who care for them. For more information about the race and to register, visit run4pku.weebly.com.

May 15 -- Stride And Thrive 5K

All proceeds from the Stride and Thrive 5k And 1-Mile Run/Walk 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 Courageous Kids 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Online registration is open for the Cool Courageous 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.

May 24 -- MCVET 20th Annual 5K/10K Race

This race will begin and end at the War Memorial Building near City Hall, and all proceeds will benefit the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc. The MCVET's mission to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens. Visit charmcityrun.com for more information and to register.

May 29 -- JCN 5K Care Run
Show your support for the Jewish Caring Network, a nonprofit Baltimore-based organization dedicated to providing free support services to families facing life-threatening, lifelong or serious illnesses, by taking part in this race. The men's run will take place at Druid Hill Park May 29, while the women's run will take place at the Maryland Zoo June 5. Visit wizathon.com/jcn5krun-women/ for more information and to register.

Aug. 7 -- Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon

The 11th annual Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon will take place at 6:45 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.

- Baseball/Softball-

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 crabuniversity@gmail.com or call 443-255-1669.

Slow-Pitch

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 tjharrington51@netscape.net 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 mdcommish@comcast.net or call 410-653-7307.

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org 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 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. May 14 and June 11. 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.

-Soccer/Rugby/Lacrosse/Squash-

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 scorenews@aol.com.

June 10 -- Lax Max Tournament

The tournament is open to recreation, travel, town and club teams for boys and girls ages U9-U19. Teams must register by May 25 in order of the birth date of their oldest player. For more information, visit laxmax.com or email pikesvillelaxmax@aol.com.

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.

Pipeline Soccer Club Annual Tryouts

Tryouts for fall 2015 through spring 2016 teams are forming for a nonprofit youth soccer program. Teams are based around the Baltimore area for boys and girls ages 8-18. Dates and times vary by age group, with tryouts taking place at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium and Poly Western High School May 31-June 9. For more information and to register, visit pipelinesoccerclub.com/tryouts.html.

Lacrosse Showdown

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 mascom13@aol.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.

Squash

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 abbym@baltimoresquashwise.org.

Rugby

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 baltimorechesapeakerugby@gmail.com or visit baltimorerugby.net.

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 meetup.com/md-rugby.

Youth Lacrosse

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 baltimoreyouthlaw@gmail.com or visit baltimoreyouthlax.com for more information and to register.

-Golf-

June 9 -- MMHA Golf Outing 2016
Proceeds raised at this golf tournament at Mountain Branch Golf Club in Joppa will help fund the Baltimore Station, which supports men transitioning through homelessness, poverty and substance abuse. Visit mmhaonline.org for more information and to register.

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.

Men's Golf

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.

- Football-

June 2 -- Ravens Beach Bash
Come to the fifth annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash and join Ravens players, cheerleaders, playmakers, the team's band and mascots as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend. Organized activities will include the Ocean City Purple Friday Caravan, the annual Ravens Roosts parade, a bonfire and tailgate party. Visit baltimoreravens.com/ravenstown/beach-bash.html for more information.

Ravens Play 60 Grant
Applications for the Ravens Play 60 Grant, a grant program committed to increasing physical activity among Baltimore-area youth and encouraging healthy activities, are currently being accepted for youth ages 5-18 through May 31. The Ravens provide funding of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education. Visit baltimoreravens.com/play60grant for more information.

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  baltimoreravens.com/marchingravens.

-Other Activities-

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.

April 24 – Bowling Event

Enjoy a fun day of bowling and pizza from 3-5 p.m. at AMF Southwest Lanes, 4991 Fairview Ave. in Linthicum Heights. Proceeds will benefit the South Baltimore Network and the Transformation Center. To register, email matt@sobonet.org or call 443-801-7960.

April 30 -- Charm City Roller Girls

The Charm City Roller Girls, Baltimore's only all-female flat-track roller derby league, will open  the 2016 season with a tripleheader. Visit Facebook.com/charmcityrollergirls for more information and updates.

May 4 -- Sports Boosters of Maryland Dinner With John Eisenberg

Guest speaker John Eisenberg, a Baltimore-based author and sportswriter, will take and answer questions at the upcoming Sports Booster of Maryland's dinner. The Sports Boosters of Maryland's mission is to promote the advancement and enjoyment of amateur and professional sports for youths and adults, as well as provide related educational and charitable services. For tickets and more information, visit sportsboosters.com/.

June 25 – Rappel For Kidney Health

Join this fun and unique event for all ages to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, which raises vital funds for kidney patients. The rappel will take place at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit kidneymd.org for more information and to register.

Bocce

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.

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 mdcommish@comcast.net or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.

Homeschool Sports

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

Duckpin Bowling

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.

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 velocipedebikeproject.org for details.

Andover Track 

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.

Kickball

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.

Basketball

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

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 run every Tuesday night through May. For more information, visit puda.moonfruit.com, email Brett Weil at ultimate@pikesvillerec.org or call 410-262-6136.

Issue 220: April 2016