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Community Beat: Aug 15-Sept 15, 2016

August 15, 2016
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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 Dr. To register, visit

Aug 27 -- Sickle Cell Walk With The Stars

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 Association of America. To register, visit

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

Sept. 10 -- Nun Run
Little Sisters of the Poor's inaugural Nun Run 5K and one-mile fun run and walk are scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. To register, visit

Sept. 17 -- Have Mercy On Our Soles

The annual Mercy High School 5K is a celebration of all things Mercy; celebrate and run/walk the 26-acre wooded campus of Mercy High School, 1300 E Northern Pkwy. Proceeds from this event will support all-girls Mercy High School. To register, visit,

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

Sept. 18 -- Heat It To Beat It
Mercy Medical Center will unite hundreds of patients, their families and their friends to raise awareness and funds for research into the causes and treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, a cancer found in the abdomen. The 2.2-mile walk will start at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and end with live music, fun and games. To register, visit

Sept. 24 -- 5K Race To Embrace Independence

Join a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling services and other necessary support services for homeless women and children. For more information, visit

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. To register, visit

Sept. 25 -- Larry's Ride And Run
Larry's Ride and Run, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., will honor biker Larry Bensky, who lost his life while biking. The race will raise money for Bike Maryland, which raises awareness of bicyclists and bicycle-safety issues. For more information, visit

Oct. 1 -- Victims' Run/Walk

Raise funds to maintain an emergency fund that is available to crime victims who are in need of immediate assistance covering the cost of victimization. This event takes place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m.-noon at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. For more information, visit

Oct. 2 -- Step Out
Support the American Diabetes Association with a 5K around Canton starting at the Waterfront Park. To register, visit or call 410-265-0075 x4678.

Oct. 8 -- Bike Race
Charm City Cross is the mid-Atlantic's two-day cyclocross race, featuring international, pro and regional cyclists. The race starts at Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave. For more information, visit or call 443-759-5620.

Oct. 8 -- Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is committed to healthier living and to defeating heart disease and stroke. The Greater Baltimore Heart Walk will take place at Camden Yards Sports Complex, Lot B and C.

Oct. 15 -- Baltimore Running Festival
Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival. Choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. For more information, visit

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. Participants may pre-register by visiting 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 or call 301-346-4035.

Men's/Coed Softball

Registration is now open for the Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council fall slow-pitch softball program at Reisterstown Regional Park, which runs through early November. Men's leagues are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For additional registration details, email or call 443-847-1072.

Mason-Dixon Umpires Association

The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. Email Mike Connors at or call 410-653-7307.

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit 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 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. Oct. 8. 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. For more information, visit


Aug. 21-24 -- TLC LaCrosse

Notre Dame Prep will host evening tryouts for middle and upper school girls for the 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 teams. The season runs from August 2016- July 2017. For more information, visit or call 443-798-1430.

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

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. For more information, visit


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 to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email


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 or visit

Columbus Weekend Soccer Classic

Team registration for the Columbus Weekend Soccer Classic is open to all USSF youth-affiliated teams within the mid-Atlantic region. Male and female competition is offered in the single-age levels of U8 through U14, and the dual ages of U16 and U18. The registration deadline is Sept. 23 and the Classic takes place Oct. 8-9 in Westminster. For more information, visit


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. 19 -- Sizzling Golf Classic

Raise money to fight leukemia with There Goes My Hero at Woodholme Country Club, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, visit or call 410-653-2133.

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 or call Justin at 443-904-6318.

Sept. 26 -- Parkinson's Golf Outing

All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area. Last year's event funded the opening of the I. Elliott Goldberg Parkinson's Fitness Program, located at the Under Armour Performance Center in Hunt Valley, which offers free exercise classes to those suffering from Parkinson's. This event will have a 8 a.m. shotgun start and will take place at Piney Branch Golf Club in Upperco. For registration information or to donate, contact or call 410-375-3337.

Sept. 29 -- Golf Classic

The road to Pebble Beach starts at the Greystone Golf Course in White Hall, Md., hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Practice and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.; followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Designed for new golfers and seasoned players alike, this four-person scramble-style tournament comprises Handicap Index and Gross divisions. Proceeds will directly support NKF-MD's patient emergency assistance program (providing food, housing aid, utilities, medical and dental support, medication and transportation to dialysis), as well as vital research at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. To register, visit or call 410-494-8545.

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 for information and a 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 or call 443-863-TERP.

Women's Tackle Football

The Baltimore Burn is recruiting female athletes who want to play tackle football. Visit 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

-Other Activities-

Sept. 17 -- DogFest

Come for a doggone great family day including a walk, games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations and lots of food. Meet adoptable dogs, cats, and rescue groups and participate in a fundraising walk with rolling start times from 10 a.m.-noon on a one-mile scenic path through a wildlife sanctuary. For more information, visit

  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

Sept. 24 -- Cool Kids Gala

Celebrate 10 years of Cool Kids from 6-11 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum. For tickets and information, visit

Sept. 24 -- Legacy Chase
The Legacy Chase is dedicated to those who have overcome cancer. Show your support and enjoy a day of racing fun for the entire family. The gates will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit

Sept. 24 -- Leader of the Pack

This competition is designed for everyone from an athlete to the average Joe. Participants can join in at their own CrossFit fitness level and will be encouraged to test limits and have some fun in the process. This event takes place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Arenal Fitness, 2638 Quarry Lake Dr. in Pikesville. To register, visit

Car Racing
Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment all summer long. Visit 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. For more information or to register, email


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. For more information, visit

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 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 or 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, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or follow duckpin bowling at

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. For more details, visit


To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit 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 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. For details, visit

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, email Brett Weil at or call 410-262-6136.

The 4th Quarter

Registration is now open for The 4th Quarter, a 10-week after-school program that uses football and fitness to encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. The event, for middle school boys and girls, takes place at Bonnie Branch Middle School from Sept. 26-Dec. 7 and Elkridge Landing Middle School from Sept. 27- Dec. 8. To register, call 443-904-6318 or visit

Issue 224: August 2016