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June 17 -- Agape 5K
Raise awareness and support a safe, nurturing family for every child through the nonprofit work of Building Families for Children. Proceeds 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 to 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.
June 24 – Age is Just a Number 5K
Brightview senior living communities are teaming up, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Harford County's Office on Aging's Senior Emergency Fund, which was established to assist eligible senior citizens in Harford County who find themselves in difficult circumstances with no other resources. To register, visit active.com/bel-air-md/running/distance-running-races/second-annual-brightview-age-is-just-a-number-5k-run-walk-2017.
June 24 – Crab Run 5K
Celebrate summer in crab-tastic style all to benefit The Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation, which provides support and promotes education for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. When the race ends, enjoy the largest crab and beer festival in Charm City with more than 50 beers to choose from along with food trucks, crafts and live music. Teams are encouraged to wear costumes. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. To register, visit mdcrabfest.com/baltimore/crabrun.
June 25 -- 5K Care Run
Support The Jewish Caring Network, which is dedicated to providing free support services to families facing life-threatening, lifelong or serious illnesses. The race begins at 6:30 p.m at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Check out the Super Hero 100-yard dash for kids 6-and-younger after the 5K. Visit wizathon.com/jcn5krun-men/index.php.
June 25 – Mercy 5K
The race begins at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor and benefits Cancerve, which is committed to improving the quality of daily life for female cancer patients as they undergo treatment by providing direct support services and education to women and their families through local hospital partners across Maryland. To register, visit baltimorewomensclassic.com/.
June 25 -- Spring into Summer 5K
Join the inaugural Spring into Summer 5K and support the Harford County Sheriff's Office benevolent fund. The race and walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Harford Community College in Bel Air. To register, visit eliteracemanagement.com/spring-into-summer-5k-runwalk/.
July 4 -- Dundalk 6K
Start on Sollers Point Road and finish at Dundalk Middle School along the same route as the Dundalk Fourth of July Parade with 25,000 spectators to cheer you on. Proceeds benefit the Heritage Association of Dundalk. To register, visit dundalkheritage6k.com/.
July 4 -- Towson 4 on the 4th
The race begins at the courthouse in Towson and takes you on a tour of the parade route, as well as the Towson University campus, and ends back at the courthouse in time to join your family and friends for the Fourth of July parade. Proceeds from the race will jointly benefit
the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
Towson Chamber of Commerce
. To register, visit towson4onthe4th.com/about/.
July 16 -- 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. 4 -- Sneaks Come Out At Night
Take part in The AT&T Sneaks Come Out at Night 15K and 3x5K relay and run through the hills of Druid Park starting at 6:30 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. 5 -- Casey Cares/Orioles 5K
Lace up your running shoes for an incredible cause to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides uplifting and ongoing programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families. The 3.1 mile run/walk begins and ends at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Visit caseycaresfoundation.org or call 443-568-0064.
June 17 -- Baysox 1K Beer Run
Enjoy some exercise before the Bowie Baysox game. Participants will run three laps around Prince George's Stadium's warning track and receive a 12-ounce can of Bud or 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.
July 8 -- 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.. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.
Aug. 4 -- Crab Claw Classic
Represent the state of Maryland in the 15th annual Crab Claw Classic at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover. Register online at diamondrecruiting.com or call director Louie Holcomb at 410-812-5120.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 through 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 email@example.com or call 443-847-1072.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit baltimoreyouthlax.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 22 – Drive for Life
This tournament at Piney Branch Golf Course in Upperco benefits the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation. Play, sponsor, advertise and/or donate services and/or items for the silent auction. For more information, visit talleybonemarrow.org/.
June 24-26 – Ken Singleton Golf
Join former Oriole 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/.
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. 26 -- 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 3clubclassic2017.ezevent.com.
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 25 -- Strikin' Out Alzheimer's
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 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information and to register, call 443-299-8203.
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 234: June 2017