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Community Beat: July 15-Aug 15, 2016

July 15, 2016
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-Walks/Races-


Aug. 5 -- Sneaks Come Out At Night 15K & 3x5 Relay

Take part in 15K & 3x5K Relay and run through the hills of Druid Hill 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 for more information and to register.

Aug. 20 -- Survivor Strong 5K Fun Run/Walk

All proceeds will further the mission of The National Center for Citizen Safety to raise awareness on how to respond to domestic terrorism. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:45 a.m. at 6940 Columbia Gateway Drive. Visit bit.ly/NCCSAFE5k to register.

Aug 27 – Stars 5K & 2K Walk

Join Kier "Junior" Spates of the Steve Harvey Morning Show at the Canton Waterfront Park to raise awareness and funds to support individuals who have sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. The event benefits Sickle Cell Disease of America, to register, visit sicklecelldisease.org/index.cfm?page=news&id=112.

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.

Sept. 18 -- 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 information 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.

Oct. 29 – Heather Hurd 5K

The Trick or Treat 5K and walk at Harford Community College honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999-2003 who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race was founded to raise funds for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students and to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving to children and adults alike. Participants may pre-register by visiting harford.edu/heather or calling 443-412-2449.

- 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 the PG Boys and Girls Club Sports Park in Bowie. 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.

Men's/Coed Softball

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 tjharrington51@netscape.net 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 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. Aug 13 and Sept. 10. 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 Centre. 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 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-

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 Robison Foundation at Notre Dame Prep, 815 Hampton Lane in Baltimore. Established in August 2015 after the loss of Nolan Robison on his 21st birthday, the Nolan Robison 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 Robison at 443-761-8035.

Fall Soccer

Team registrations are open until July 31 for the 2016 Central Maryland Soccer Association's fall travel team. Leagues will begin the weekend after Labor Day and operate through the beginning of November. There are separate male and female bracket competitions in the single-age levels of U8-U14, with dual-age levels of U16 and U18. For more information, visit cmsasoccer.com or e-mail scorenews@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.

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.

-Golf-

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. 6- Mini-Golf Tournament

Co-hosted by Robyn Dixon from Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Potomac," the success of the tournament will help the Adam E. Herndon Foundation, which teaches local youth through its mentoring program. The tournament takes place from 6-10 p.m. at the Columbia SportsPark. For more information, visit adameherndon.com to register.

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).

Sept. 26 -- 4th Quarter Golf Outing

Enjoy a day of golf at Timbers at 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.

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-

Baltimore Terps Youth

Games are open to all players ages 4-14, regardless of weight or skill level. The games provide a platform for participants to play the proper position for their body size while also ensuring their success as they move on to high school and beyond. To register, visit baltimoreterps.com/ or call 443-863-TERP.

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-

Aug. 1 -- Sports Boosters

Enjoy a dinner with Ross Grimsley, a former Oriole pitcher and co-host of the Orioles' pregame show, and Bob Haynie, Sports Rehab host and co-host of the O's pregame show, at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery in Ellicott City starting at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit sportsboosters.com/.

Aug. 13 -- Charm City Roller Girls

The Charm City All-Stars take on Steel City at the Gardens Ice House at 13800 Old Gunpowder Rd. in Laurel. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com/ for tickets.

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/eventsdonate/flip-flop-festivus/.

Car Racing
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.

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.

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.

Disc Golf
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.

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.

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.

Kickball

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.

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.

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 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 ultimate@pikesvillerec.org or call 410-262-6136.

Issue 223: July 2016