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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). Registration begins 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.
July 10 -- Miles That Matter
Join more than 1,000 runners at the Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K to benefit the Ulman Cancer Center and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Woodholme Center, with on-site registration opening at 6 a.m. Music and food will be provided following the race. For more information and to register, visit pikesville5k.com or call 410-484-2337.
Aug. 5 -- 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.
Sept. 3 -- Charles Street 12
This unique point-to-point race 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. For more information and to register, visit charlesst12.com.
-- Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit!
This 5K run/walk and one-mile walk will start at the CCBC Essex campus at 8 a.m. and benefit the Baltimore County Department of Aging's programs for seniors. For more and to register, visit getreadygetsetgetfit5k.com,
Sept. 25 -- Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and one-mile fun walk 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 zerobaltimore.org 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.
June 26 -- Baysox 1K Beer Run
Enjoy some exercise before the Baysox game. Participants will run three laps around Prince George's Stadium's warning track and receive a 12-ounce can of Bud Light at the end of each lap. The winner will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Pre-registration is required for this event, which is limited to the first 100 individuals to sign up. Visit baysox.com or call 301-805-6000.
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.
The Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has opened registration for the fall slow-pitch softball program at Reisterstown Regional Park, which runs from mid-August to early November. Men's leagues are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-847-1072 for additional registration 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. July 9 and Aug 13. 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.
The 2016 CrabFest All American Games are now open to talented youth and middle school-aged baseball players, as well as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 16 -- Hug On Lacrosse Tournament
Register a team of up to 12 players to take part in the Hug On Lacrosse Tournament to help benefit the Nolan Robinson Foundation at Notre Dame Prep, 815 Hampton Lane in Baltimore. Established in August 2015 after the loss of Nolan Robinson on his 21st birthday, the Nolan Robinson Foundation is dedicated to the provision of mental health services for youth struggling with ADD, anxiety and/or depression. The games start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a bull roast from 6-10 p.m. For more information, visit hug-onlax.org or call John Robinson at 443-761-8035.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 25 -- Fire Company Golf
Pikesville's Station 32 will hold its annual golf tournament at Suburban Country Club in Pikesville. For more information and to register, visit pvfd32.org or call 410-486-2668, ext. 9.
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.
Sept. 26 -- 4th Quarter Golf Outing
Enjoy a day of golf at Timbers of Troy to benefit The 4th Quarter, a nonprofit organization focused on building leadership skills and confidence through after-school sports programs for middle school-age students. For more information, visit the4thqtr.org/upcoming-events/ or call Justin at 443-904-6318.
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.
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
June 19 -- Fishing Trip
Spend Father's Day fishing at the Loch Raven Reservoir. Bait and poles will be provided. For more information, call 410-887-2503 or visit cromwellvalleypark.org.
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.
June 25 -- Strikin' Out Alzheimer
Participate in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's disease. Bowl to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association at Forest Hill Lanes from 2-5 p.m. For more information and to register, call 443-299-8203.
Sept. 23 -- Flip Flop Festivus
Come to a football party to benefit the Life and Breath Foundation in its search to find a cure for sarcoidosis, the most common fibrotic lung disease, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore. 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, Johnny Holliday and the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders. Proceeds directly benefit the groundbreaking research to create a diagnostic test for sarcoidosis, which would save millions of dollars in healthcare expenses. For more information, visit lifeandbreath.org/events/flip-flop-festivus/.
Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment all summer long. Visit mirdrag.com or call 301-884-9833.
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 email@example.com for more information and to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
Local disc golf courses are open for play throughout the summer. For the first tee, follow signs for Maryland Zoo parking, which is past the softball field and reptile house. Visit md-discgolf.com or dgcoursereview.com for additional courses in the area.
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.
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.
To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit kickball-baltimore.com for locations and dates.
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.
Summer Drag Racing
Visit Maryland International Raceway most weekends through November. Visit mirockracing.com for more dates.
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.
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.
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 separate youth leagues for boys and girls ages 8-12 weeknights starting in September. For more information, visit puda.moonfruit.com, email Brett Weil at email@example.com or call 410-262-6136.
Issue 222: June 2016