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May 20 -- 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 9 a.m. at 215 Schilling Circle in Hunt Valley. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/old-bay-5K-flavor-of-giving-registration-31651941810.
May 20- Take Steps for Crohn's
Proceeds from this race benefit The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St. For more information, visit crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call 443-276-0861.
May 21 -- Keep Punching 5K
Knock out brain cancer and support this worthwhile 5K, one-miler and kids races; opening ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. at Goucher College. To register, visit keeppunching5K.com.
May 22 -- Cool Kids 5K
Online registration open for the 5K and one-mile fun run that will take place at Oregon Ridge Park 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. For more information and to register, visit coolkidscampaign.org/run.
May 28 -- 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 is 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.
June 4- Schechter on the Move 5K
Race to benefit Krieger Schechter Day School, a co-educational, independent Jewish day school for children in grades K-8. Visit schechter5K.eventbrite.com.
June 4 – JCN 5K
Run or walk to benefit the Jewish Caring Network, dedicated to providing free-of-charge support services to families facing life-threatening, lifelong, or serious illnesses. To registerr, visit wizathon.com/jcn5Krun-women/.
June 4 – 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 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 10 -- Vision Walk
A cure is in sight when you join the Baltimore Vision Walk 5K at the Inner Harbor. For more information and to register, visit fightblindness.org/site/TR?fr_id=5818&pg=entry.
June 17 -- Agape 5K
Raise awareness and support a safe, nurturing family for every child through the nonprofit work of Building Families for Children. Money raised will help the ongoing work being done to meet the needs of Maryland families and to promote stronger healthier communities. The race begins and ends at 7161 Columbia Gateway Dr. in Columbia. For more information and the register, visit buildingfamiliesforchildren.org/agape5K/ or call 410-872-1550 x1600.
June 18 -- GBMC Father's Day 5K
The 5K and one-mile fun walk will 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 443-849-2120.
Blue Devil Umpire Association
New baseball umpires are needed to officiate in Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties. No experience is necessary. Email Bob Frank at email@example.com or call 410-493-7011, or contact Larry Silverman at Bluedevilumps@comcast.net or call 410-484-2118.
U14 and U16 Dynasty Prime fast-pitch softball teams are looking for committed players and families for the upcoming spring/summer season. Games are played in local and national tournaments and showcases. Players participate in year-round workouts and practice at Prime Sportsplex in Glen Arm. Visit Dpdynasty.com or email Coach Denny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.
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.
For updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center, visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org or call 410-887-7734.
Museum Of 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 smnlbinc.org.
Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. Email James Byrd at email@example.com or call 410-294-5257.
The Baltimore County Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has opened 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. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-847-1072.
Crab Claw Classic
Represent the state of Maryland in the 15th annual Crab Claw Classic at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover Aug. 4. Register online at diamondrecruiting.com or call director Louie Holcomb at 410-812-5120.
Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and additional 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 2-7. It's designed to build motor skills, self-confidence and basic techniques. Ongoing programs are available around Baltimore. For more information, visit mightykicksbaltimore.com.
Baltimore City Youth Lacrosse
The Baltimore Youth Lacrosse League is registering for the spring 2017 season. This in-house league is open to all kids ages 4-13 and practices two days a week with games on the weekends. For more information, call 443-863-8377, email email@example.com or visit baltimoreyouthlax.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit baltimorerugby.net.
SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as the opportunity to 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 email@example.com.
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June 2 -- Charity Golf Tournament
Join UMAR boxing in an effort to raise $25,000 in support of its 2017 program for at-risk youth in Baltimore City. The golf tournament will be held at Woodlands Golf Course in Woodlawn. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit nokooksbeforebooks.org.
June 5 -- Steve Quick Memorial Golf Tournament
Steve Quick, a former golf and football star at St. Mary's of Annapolis High School, passed away at the age of 29 from diabetic complications, and proceeds from this event will go to the family of Chris Bobbick, who was a Department of Homeland Security employee killed along with his parents on a family trip to Disney World. His wife and young daughter were both paralyzed during the accident. Check-in is scheduled for 8 a.m. at Eisenhower Golf Course, 1576 Generals Highway in Crownsville. To register, call Thomas Phelps at 910-583-9917.
June 5 – Charity Golf
Sponsored by Michael's Cafe, this tournament at the Country Club of Maryland (1101 Stevenson Lane in Towson) benefits the Cool Kids Campaign. For more information, visit coolkidscampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Michaels-Cafe-2017-Golf.pdf.
June 8 -- MMHA Golf Outing
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. For more information and to register, visit mmhaonline.org.
June 9 -- 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. For more information, call Wendy at 410-336-8889 or visit jonathanogdenfoundation.org.
June 24-26 – Ken Singleton Golf
Join baseball legend Ken Singleton and other pro athletes and celebrities for a weekend of golf, socializing and fun to benefit the Cool Kids Campaign, helping kids with cancer and their families. For more information, call 410-560-1770 or visit coolkidscampaign.org/golf/.
June 1-3 -- Ravens Beach Bash
Come to the sixth 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. For more information, visit baltimoreravens.com/ravensflock/beach-bash/index.html.
Ravens Play 60
The Ravens "Play 60" Grant provides funding of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education. The foundation is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of Maryland. The grant program continues the foundation's commitment to increasing physical activity among area youth and seeks to encourage healthy youth activities. Apply by May 31 at baltimoreravens.com/play60grant.
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.
June 2 –Rappel
Go over the edge at the Hyatt Regency to raise money for National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. To register, call 410-494-8545 or visit kidneymd.org.
Aug 13-19 – Crossing Maryland
Become a trekker and hike or bike alongside meteorologist Justin Berk as he makes his way across Maryland to benefit kids with cancer and their families. To register, visit coolkidscampaign.org/mdtrek.
Central Maryland Ultimate Association promotes youth ultimate frisbee leagues in the Baltimore area. Go to cmuadisc.org/youth/ for information about spring/summer leagues in Pikesville and Towson as well as Howard and Anne Arundel counties.
Babe Ruth Museum
The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened 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.
Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades six-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
There are openings for youth duckpin-bowling leagues for ages 3-21 at various duckpin centers in Baltimore. Most programs run Saturday mornings and include bowling, shoe rental and coaching. For more information, visit ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or "Like" duckpin bowling at facebook.com/theduckpinnews.
Do you love roller derby? Do you love whistles? Do you love stats? Then you may be ready to join the ranks of the Charm City Roller Girls' officiating crew, which is looking for skating and non-skating officials of all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, email
Baltimore Fitness Academy
BMoreFit's goal is to reduce childhood obesity throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area by educating and mentoring urban youth with targeted programs for improved health, fitness and nutrition. For more details, visit bmorefit.org.
As 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 velocipedebikeproject.org.
If you can swing a bat and throw and catch a ball, then you can play Wiffle Ball. Enjoy a game that caters to players of all ages and have some fun. For summer tournament information, visit midatlanticwiffle.com.
Issue 233: May 2017