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- BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -
Babe Ruth Birthplace And Museum
e 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. 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.
- 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.
- FOOTBALL -
Sept. 6 -- Ravens Countdown To Kickoff Party
Excited about football? Attend the Ravens' Countdown to Kickoff Party presented by Miller Lite at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The party begins at 5 p.m. with activities, live music and appearances by current and former Ravens players. The event is open to all ages. Free passes are available at baltimoreravens.com/kickoff.
- GOLF -
Aug. 24 -- 3 Club Classic
The 3 Club Classic is a nine-hole event at Carroll Park Golf Course in Baltimore from 2-6 p.m. Participants are only allowed to register three clubs. 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 out of limited resources. Proceeds from the 3 Club Classic will go to the First Tee of Greater Baltimore and The Youth Golf Program at Carroll Park.
- SOCCER/RUGBY/SQUASH -
Register now for Crab Kickers fall 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Football 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.
- WALKS/RACES -
Aug. 31 -- Under Armour Charles Street 12
The Under Armour Charles Street 12 is a 12-mile run which begins in Towson before runners trot down historic Charles Street en route to downtown Baltimore. The race will end at Under Armour headquarters Locust Point. The run begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson. A two-person relay is a new option for runners this year. Registration costs $115 until Aug. 30 and $125 on race day. To register, visit charlesst12.com/register.
Sept. 8 -- Run To Remember 5K and 11K
The Run to Remember will begin at 8:46 a.m. in front of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at the World Trade Center on Pratt Street in Baltimore. The 5K and 11K races both end at Federal Hill Park. Registration for the 11K run costs $50 through Sept. 3 and $55 after, and the 5K run costs $40 through Sept. 3 and $45 after. The race benefits the Baltimore City Police Foundation and the Baltimore City Fire Foundation. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/RuntoRemember5K11K.
Sept. 14 -- Little Sisters Of The Poor Nun Run
The sixth annual Little Sisters of the Poor Nun Run 5K and 1-mile run/walk will begin at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore at 8 a.m. The race benefits St. Martin's Home and the Little Sisters of the Poor Baltimore. Registration costs $40. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/LittleSistersofthePoorNunRun5Kand1MileRunWalk.
Sept. 20 -- Charm City 20 Miler
The Charm City 20 Miler, which runs along the Northern Central Trail, begins in Freeland, Md., and finishes at Ashland Marketplace. The NCR Trail, a dirt surface, presents a way to prepare for a fall marathon. Registration costs $50 through Aug. 31, $55 through Sept. 19 and $60 on race day. Capacity for this race is 350 runners. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Freeland/CharmCityRun20Miler.
BCRP $5 5K Series
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks' $5 5K series has races Aug. 18 (starting at Canton Waterfront Park), Sept. 8 (Cylburn Arboretum) and Oct. 13 (Leakin Park). Each run is $5. Visit bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/5KSeries for more information on the remaining races in the 5K series this year and to register for any race.
Charm City Run XC Series
The Charm City Run kids' cross-country series includes seven races for boys and girls 12 and under. The races are at Gilman (Sept. 8), Catonsville High (Sept. 15), Loyola Blakefield (Sept. 22), Annapolis Towne Centre (Sept. 29), River Hill High (Oct. 6), Sparks Elementary (Oct. 13) and a location to be determined later (Oct. 20). Registration for each race costs $6 ahead of race day and $10 on race day. Registration for all seven races costs $35. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/CharmCityRunKidsXCSeries.
- OTHER ACTIVITIES -
Maryland Thunder Wheelchair Lacrosse Fundraiser
The Maryland Thunder Wheelchair Lacrosse team will be participating in the Baltimore Running Festival Oct. 19. Money raised will benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, where aggressive, innovative therapies help patients with spinal cord injuries recover. In addition, funds will support the training needs of individuals with disabilities who participate in the event, through the purchase of adapted wheelchairs, training and sports equipment. To donate, visit secure3.convio.net/unlock/site/TR?fr_id=1581&pg=entry. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
B'more Fit Studio, Inc., located in Windsor Mill, Md., is a nonprofit company that aims to empower families with healthy living by providing fitness and dance programs and services regarding health, wellness and nutrition that foster family and community interaction and preservation. To find out more about B'More Fit, visit bmore-fit.com, call 443-579-5805 or email email@example.com.
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.
Issue 256: August 2019