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Community Beat: May 15-June 15, 2016

May 16, 2016
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-Walks/Races-


May 22 -- Keep Punching 5K, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Races

Show your support for Brain Cancer Awareness month at the third annual Keep Punching 5K, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Races at Goucher College at 8 a.m. Keep Punching strives to support patients, healthcare providers and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer and minimize treatment-related side effects that may adversely impact function and comfort. For more information and to register, visit eliteracemanagement.com/keep-punching-5k-1-mile-walk-kids-races/ or email Will Murdoch at will@eliteracemanagement.com.  

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 -- 21st Annual MCVET 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
Take part in this race to 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. 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.

June 5 -- Super Hero Walk

Batman or Superman? Wonderwoman or Catwoman? No matter who your favorite superhero is, come dressed for a fun, family-friendly romp around Lake Montebello to show off your support of Baltimore Child Abuse Centers. For more information and to register, visit bcaci.org.

June 5 -- 6 Dot Dash

This 6K race will kick off at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, 200 E. Wells St., and will wind through the Baltimore Inner Harbor before finishing back at the NFB. The race will benefit the NFB Jernigan Institute, whose mission is to develop innovative education, technologies, products and services that help the world's blind achieve independence. For more information and to register, visit nfb.org/dot-dash.

June 11 -- Baltimore VisionWalk 5K
A cure is in sight when you join the ninth annual Baltimore VisionWalk 5K at the Inner Harbor. For more information and to register, visit visionwalk.org.

June 12 -- Running With The Devils 5K

Walk or run at Goucher College to impact one of the thousands who turn to the Red Devils to ease the burden of breast cancer. For more information and to register, call 410-323-0135 or visit runningwiththedevils.org.

June 19 -- GBMC Father's Day 5K

GBMC Healthcare will host the 28th annual Father's Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit GMBC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU.) Registrations begin at 6:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. at the GBMC campus, 6545 N. Charles St. For more information and to register, visit gbmc.org/5k or call 443-849-2407.

Aug. 5 -- The AT&T Sneaks Come Out At Night 15K & 3x5K Relay

Take part in The AT&T Sneaks Come Out at Night 15K & 3x5K Relay and run through the hills of Druid Park from 6:30-9 p.m. Funds from the event will benefit Back on My Feet Baltimore, a nonprofit organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing opportunities. For more information and to register, visit give.backonmyfeet.org/sneaks or call 410-675-7500, ext. 174.

Aug. 6 -- Casey Cares 5K

Lace up your running shoes and mark your calendars for the Casey Cares Foundation's seventh annual 5K run/walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in partnership with OriolesREACH. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides uplifting and ongoing programs to critically ill children and their families. The 3.1-mile run/walk course will begin and end at Camden Yards and will also include refreshments and T-shirts. Teams and families are encouraged to register. For more information and to register, visit caseycaresfoundation.org. 

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.

- Baseball/Softball-

Aug. 20 -- CrabFest National Travel Team Tryouts

Evaluations for the CrabFest national travel team ages 10U, 11U and 12U will be held at Prince George's County Boys & Girls Club in Greenbelt. Players will train and practice with a staff of high school and collegiate coaches. They will also have the opportunity to compete in Disney's New Year's Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando Dec. 28-31. For more information, visit crabfestregistration.com or call 301-346-4035.

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. June 11 and July 9. 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.

CrabFest

The 2016 CrabFest All American Games are now open to talented youth- and middle school-aged baseball players, as well as to those entering the ninth grade in September. Players selected from the Sept. 6 CrabFest All American Games will be placed on rosters for the Disney's New Year's Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Dec. 28-31. For more information and to register, visit crabfest.biz or email crabfestaa@gmail.com.

-Soccer/Rugby/Lacrosse/Squash-

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 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.

Aug. 27 -- Three Club Classic

A nine-hole event played with three clubs will be held at historic Carroll Park Golf Course to benefit First Tee of Baltimore, whose mission is to provide kids the support to thrive academically and socially through golf. 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. For more information, call 240-273-GOLF (4653) or visit 3clubclassic2016.ezevent.com.

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-

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 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, like soccer, volleyball and baseball 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 221: May 2016