Sports notices: Buy Orioles tickets, help Special Olympics

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Special Olympics

Orioles fans who plan to attend games at Camden Yards this year have the opportunity to help Special Olympics Athletes at the same time. Special Olympics has obtained vouchers for $15 tickets to all Oriole games except prime games. Five dollars from each ticket purchased will go to Special Olympics. To order tickets, email or call 443-904-3326.

Sports training

Hammond coach Bill Smith will host a free general fitness training clinic for early high school, middle school and elementary school children and their parents, Sat., May 12 at 10 a.m. at Hammond High School. Email


The first Wilde Lake Wildecat Golf outing is scheduled for June 1 at Fairway Hills golf club. The tournament, which will benefit the Wilde Lake High School Boosters Club, is scheduled to begin at noon and is a scramble format. Single entry fees are $85 per person and include golf, continental breakfast, dinner and prizes. Discounts are available for foursomes. Opportunities for sponsorships, ranging from $50 to $300, are also available.

Email for more information or pick up registration forms at Fairway Hills.


Girls on the Run of Central Maryland, serving Howard and Carroll counties, will hold its annual spring 5k culminating the end of its 10-week program. This year's run will be held Sat., May 12 at 8 a.m., at 6940 Gateway Drive, Columbia. Participants of all levels are welcome to run or walk the race. Proceeds from the event go directly to Girls on the Run of Central Maryland. This event supports local area girls in grades 3-8, promoting physical as well as emotional, mental and character development. Last year, more than 1,000 participants took part. Register at


Atholton High School's SGC and Lettermen Club will host a 5k walk/run to benefit the Scleroderma Foundation on May 19 at Atholton. Registration begins at 9 a.m with the walk to follow at 10 a.m. Email


The Atholton Elementary School PTA is holding its second annual Panthers Pounding the Pavement 5k and 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk June 3 at 9 a.m. at Atholton Park in Columbia. The 5k will tour the rolling hills of the Allview community while the Fun Run/Walk will be on a less-challenging course designed to be kid-friendly. Post-race party to include music, food, beverages and a raffle with great prizes. Additional information and online registration can be found at All proceeds from the race will go to the AES PTA to provide cultural arts and educational opportunities for its students.


Registration is open for the Western Howard County Soccer program fall season. Teams are being formed for boys and girls ages 5-18. Go to for more information and registration.


The Draganov School of Soccer Summer Camps will be held this summer at Howard Community College. Go to or


The Central Maryland Soccer Association is recruiting men and women age 18 and older who would like to become certified soccer officials. Training and certification begins in mid-June and will be completed prior to the fall season. Current up-to-date certification will be accepted. CMSA has fall and spring leagues and three tournaments each year for players ages 7-17. Call 410-363-8610 (weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or email your name, date of birth and contact phone number to


The Bulldog Spring NIT will be held May 26 in Ellicott City from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. This is a USFTL Flag Football tournament. Cost: $275 (plus officials fees due before each game). Register by 6 p.m., May 20.

The Bulldog Summer NIT will be held June 30 and July 1, starting at 8 a.m. each day. Cost: $275 (plus officials fees due before each game). Register by June 20, 6 p.m.

Email or call 410-409-4866.


High school football officials and timers are needed in the Washington metropolitan area. Anyone who has reached their 18th birthday prior to Sept. 1, 2012 and has a desire to officiate high school football is eligible. No experience is required. Knowledge of the rules and officiating will be provided during training sessions which start in July.

Email, or go to for details.


The CCC Warriors Football and Cheerleading program is registering for the fall season. The Warriors are for ages 7-14. Practice starts in late July. Go to or call 410-637-5999.


The Maryland Juniors Volleyball Club is hosting women's and men's adult volleyball leagues beginning on May 2 and 9. Go to


The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will be held on Sat., May 12 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Steven Goldman will discuss his book, "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over." Call 410-740-1145.


Register by May 28 for the Northwest Area High School Boys Summer Lacrosse league. The league is open to boys entering grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 this fall. High school graduates are not eligible for participation. All players are required to register with US Lacrosse. The league starts June 4 and ends July 25 with games on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the Owings Mills area of Baltimore County. Registration forms are available at For more information, call 410-363-8610 or e-mail



HCYP is accepting registration for its 2012 All-Star Summer Basketball camps directed by Kevin McDuffie. The camps are for boys and girls ages 5-16. Location, dates and cost are on the application form, which can be downloaded from Call 410-461-7694.

Booster camps

The Glenelg High School Boosters are offering summer sports camps including soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, baseball, softball, cheerleading, speed and agility, lacrosse and field hockey. There is also Camp Inclusion for children with special needs. Go to or call 410-313-5535.


The Atholton High School Athletic Boosters are sponsoring a variety of summer sports camps, including soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football, track and field, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis and dance. Each camp is designed to assist in the development of young athletes in a fun and safe environment. Register at or email


The Marriotts Ridge High School's Boosters' Club is sponsoring a variety of summer sports camps. Some camps start before school is out. Wrestling runs 5:30-8:30 p.m., May 21-25; girls basketball is 4-7 p.m., June 4-8; cross country is 5-7 p.m., June 4-8, and softball is 4-7 p.m., June 4-8. Details and a list of other camps are available at Register by May 15 and receive a 10 percent discount. Email with questions.

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