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Community Beat: April 15-May 15, 2019

April 15, 2019
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-BASEBALL/SOFTBALL-

Anne Arundel County Senior Softball

This recreational over-60 softball league is looking for new players. The league starts April 20 and ends in September. Games will take place at the Bachman Sports Complex in Glen Burnie, Md. Email Mike West at westarnld@verizon.net for more information.

Babe Ruth Birthplace And Museum

The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is located at 216 Emory St. in Baltimore, three blocks west of Camden Yards. It’s open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April until September. The museum will stay open until 7 p.m. on the days of Orioles home games. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military personnel and $5 for children. Visit baberuthmuseum.org for more information. Also consider making a tax-deductible donation. To do so, visit baberuthmuseum.org/donate or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.

Museum Of Negro Leagues Baseball 

Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. 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.

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.

-BASKETBALL-

Volo City Basketball

Volo City’s Baltimore basketball leagues run throughout the year in neighborhoods including Canton, Federal Hill, Mt. Washington and more. Men’s and coed leagues present full-court competition in a fast-paced, competitive yet social atmosphere. Volo City will provide referees and team shirts. Players can register as individuals or as part of a team. Teams require at least nine players. For more information and to register in a league, visit volocity.org/baltimore/basketball.

-GOLF- 

May 18-19 -- Baltimore Two-Man Team Championship

The Baltimore Two-Man Team Championship is a 36-hole tournament at Mount Pleasant Golf Course that begins at 9 a.m. May 18. The championship is open to all amateur golfers regardless of club affiliation, but competitors usually have a handicap of 10 or better. Each team is two golfers and will play the best ball. The cost is $320 per team. There will be no more than 102 teams. There are two age groups, one of which is golfers 55 and older. For more information and to register, visit classic5golf.com.

-SOCCER/RUGBY/SQUASH-

Crab Kickers 

Register now for Crab Kickers spring programs. Crab Kickers, powered by Mighty Kicks, is a one-of-a-kind soccer program developed to provide a dynamic environment where children can develop soccer skills, social skills, coordination, confidence and self-esteem built on a solid foundation of fun. For more information or to register, visit mightykicksbaltimore.com/index.cfm.

Squash

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 Abby Markoe at abbym@baltimoresquashwise.org.

-WALKS/RACES-

April 27 -- Take A Breath For Sarcoidosis

The Life and Breath Foundation will commemorate National Sarcoidosis Month with its inaugural event designed to raise awareness of the disease and promote healthy lifestyles. Take a Breath for Sarcoidosis will take place at DeJon Vineyards (5300 Hydes Rd., Hydes, Md., 21082). Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 1K Children’s Fun Run at 9:45 a.m. The 1 Mile Walk and Coach Clint Gosnell 5K Trail Run start at 10 a.m. To register, visit lifeandbreath.org.

April 27 -- ROAR For Kids Run/Walk

The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ROAR For Kids 5K road run and low-mileage walk will be a jungle-themed event at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. The race has raised nearly $3 million for the Kennedy Krieger Institute since 2005. The event begins at 8 a.m. Advance online registration ($35 for adults) ends April 23. On-site registration ($40) will be available as well. Runners can register at ROARforKids.KennedyKrieger.org.

May 5 -- Billy Korrow Memorial 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

The 26th annual Billy Korrow 5K and one-mile walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Loyola Blakefield High School. The 5K course starts and finishes at Loyola Blakefield and winds through neighborhood roads. The one-mile walk is on campus. Registration costs $20 until race day and $25 the day of the race. All proceeds go to the Billy Korrow Scholarship Fund. For more information and to register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Towson/BillyKorrowMemorial5KRunand1MileWalk.

May 4 -- Fiesta 5K For ALS Research

The Fiesta 5K is run the first Saturday of every May in downtown Baltimore. This year’s race will begin at 8 a.m. at Power Plant Live! and benefit the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, the only international research organization dedicated solely to the disease. The race has been run every year since 2007 and has raised more than $3.4 million for ALS research. Registration is $40. For more information and to register, visit support.alscenter.org/site/TR/Runs/General?pg=entry&fr_id=1412.

June 9 -- MCVET 5K/10K

The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc. is set to hold its 24th annual 5K/10K event. The MCVET helps homeless veterans heal and achieve independence. More than 1,000 runners are expected to gather for the races, which start and end at War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore’s City Hall. On-site registration will take place from 5:30-7:30 a.m. at the Lexington Street entrance to the War Memorial Building (101 N. Gay Street). The 5K starts at 7:30 and the 10K at 8:30 a.m. Registration costs $35 for the 5K ahead of the day of the race and $40 for the 10K. To register, visit charmcityrun.com/calendar/mcvet-5k10k-walk-or-run.

-OTHER ACTIVITIES-

April 27 -- Athletes Serving Athletes

Athletes Serving Athletes is hosting its annual Bull Roast and silent auction at the Decker Sports and Athletic Center at Goucher College from 6-10 p.m. The event will benefit individuals with limited to no mobility to help them cross the finish line in mainstream running events with the help of a team of able-bodied volunteer runners. Attire for the event is dressy casual. To buy tickets or donate an item to the Silent Auction, visit asa.run/bullroast.

May 11-12 -- Ride For The Feast

Ride for the Feast is a two-day, 140-mile Maryland bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore City. The event raises money for Moveable Feast, a nonprofit that delivers healthy meals to people living with HIV, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Baltimore City, the five surrounding counties and on the Eastern Shore. Last year, Moveable Feast delivered 743,940 life-saving meals to 6,060 Marylanders. To register or donate, visit mfeast.org.

Lacrosse At Tierney Field

More than 60 high school and college lacrosse games will be played this year at Tierney Field at the U.S. Lacrosse national headquarters in Sparks, Md. On April 20, Division I Hampton University will face off against Division III Bethany College at 3 p.m. A matchup of two Baltimore City high schools -- Mervo and City College -- will follow at 6 p.m. Tierney Field can host 2,000 fans, and seating is first come, first served. For more information, visit uslacrosse.org/about-us-lacrosse/headquarters/tierney-field-game-schedule

Issue 253: April 2019