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Golf

The First Tee of Howard County is holding its 13th annual charity outing Aug. 8 at Fairways Hills Golf Club. Lunch and dinner after is provided. There is a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start in a scramble style of play. First Tee is seeking foursomes to participate, and would also like the support of the local businesses in the community for sponsorship purposes. Funds raised go to providing the First Tee experience to almost 1,000 children. Tickets are $200 and can be purchased online at thefirstteehowardcounty.org or at 410-730-1114. If interested in sponsorship, ask for David Nesbitt.

Running

The Howard County Summer Striders Series will run July 18 at 6:45 at Oakland Mills High School. The race will be a 5k for adults and kids, and all participants are encouraged to sign up 45 minutes before the race for $5.

Other future races to note include the Maryland Race for the Family 5k in Seneca Creek state park on Sept. 13 (visit eventbrite.com/e/2014-cade-foundation-md-race-for-the-family-hosted-by-shady-grove-fertility-tickets-9477967857), the Savage 7k on Oct. 5 (visit registration.bullseyerunning.com) and the Turf Valley Trot supporting Zaching against Cancer on Nov. 16.

The July 8 Fun Run was canceled due to severe storms in the area. This is in keeping with the policy of the Howard County Striders to promote safe running. The next Fun Run is July 22 and will feature music by Orlando Phillips. The Fun Run begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. and is located in the Centennial neighborhood. For additional information and Fun Run results visit the Strider website.

Baseball

AYRA 11U travel baseball tryouts have been announced for the spring 2015 season for Aug. 5 and 7 from 6-8 p.m., and Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tryouts are held at Hammond Middle School Field No. 1. Visit ayra.com for details.

The HCYP Raiders 11U travel baseball team will conduct tryouts for the 2015 season Saturday Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, Aug. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tryouts will be held at Kiwanis-Wallas Park Field No. 1 in Ellicott City. All players with birth dates between April 30, 2003 and May 1, 2004 are eligible to tryout. The 11U Raiders baseball team plays in the most competitive league in Maryland and will be participating in 8-10 tournaments in the 2015 season. For more information, call 410-461-1320.

Lacrosse

The D1 Finish Line girls lacrosse clinic will take place July 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carroll Community College. The camp features a powerhouse lineup of coaches, including two-time Tewaarton winner Katie Schwarzmann, and will focus on developmental aspects of the game. Register at http://www.difinishline.com or call 443-864-7343.

Football/Cheer

The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks HC Terps youth cheerleading and football program is open for fall 2014 registration for youth ages 5-14. Practices start July 28 and games begin in late August. Practice is held at the East Columbia Library in Owen Brown and local schools.

The HC Terps are also accepting applications for cheerleader volunteer head coaches, assistant coaches and choreographers. If interested, contact Sandra Lambert at slambert@howardcountymd.gov, or 410-313-4715.

The organization offers training to ensure coaching staff is prepared with a focus on safety and athletic development for cheerleaders.

Registration is now open for fall football and cheer for the Columbia Ravens. Participants ages 5-14 are eligible to participate. The organization is also looking for cheer coaches for the upcoming season, which begins this month. For more information, visit columbiaravens.com.

Registration is now open for fall football, poms and cheer for the Ellicott City Patriots. Participants ages 5-14 can enroll. Register through Howard County Recreation and Parks or ecpatriots.com. The organization is also looking for coaches for poms, cheer and football for the upcoming season, which starts in August. Contact Glenn Nicastro at ellicottcitypatriots@gmail.com or 443-864-0028 for further information.

The EC Patriots are also looking for choreographers, tumbling coaches, competition coaches and team administrators. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Email ecpspirit@gmail.com to get more information and arrange an interview.

Soccer

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for SAC Training Academy Summer Camps scheduled throughout the summer. Players of all abilities, ages 5-14, can take part. Both full and half-day sessions are offered. SAC also offers extended care from 4-6 p.m. for an additional fee. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Clinic season. The league is open to players from ages 4-6. Gender based teams meet for eight weeks each season on Saturday mornings and focus on skills, teamwork and the basics of soccer. Players receive an Under Armour jersey and socks. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Recreation season. The league is open to players from ages 6-18. Teams meet for eight weeks each season for practices and weekend games. Players receive an Under Armour jersey, shorts and socks. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

The SAC Juniors Program is a fun-filled introduction to Soccer, SAC offers six, one-hour weekday or weekend sessions for ages 3-4 throughout the year in Howard County. Players receive an Under Armour jersey. Topics include body awareness, agility, balance and ball control. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.