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Special Olympics Howard County to hold 14th annual Inspiration Walk

Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday.

Special Olympics

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Special Olympics Howard County will sponsor its 14th annual Inspiration Walk on April 18 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Proceeds from the walk will provide funding for local sports training and athletic competition in 19 sports for over 660 Howard County children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk will be kicked off at 9:15 by Honorary Chairmen County Executive Allan Kittleman and State Senator Guy Guzzone. Pre-walk activiites will begin at 8:30 in the pavilion. Walkers with minimum of $25 in pledges will get a shirt. Participants can choose between a 2.6-mile walk or a half-mile family fun walk. For additional information, contact info@somd.org or visit somdhc.org.

Lacrosse

Tryouts for Ravens Lacrosse Club 2018-2021 teams will be held on April 18 and 19 at Bryn Mawr School. Experienced female lacrosse field players and goalies graduating from high school in 2018-2021 are eligible. Visit ravenslax.org for schedule details and pre-registration requirements.

Baseball

A U-19 baseball team is looking for a few players for a competitive team playing this summer, starting in May. If interested, call 443-280-2574 for more information.

Summer Camps

The Atholton Athletic Boosters will hold sports camps for basketball, baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling this summer at Atholton High School in Columbia. The summer camps are for boys and girls that are rising third graders through incoming ninth graders. The camps are taught by high school coaches and assisted by current players. Tuition for each camp is $135 and includes an Atholton Raider t-shirt, individual skills testing, specialized instruction from qualified staff members, guest speakers and daily awards. Register for the camps at atholtonboosters.org/athletics. For more information, contact Beth DeFrances 410-313-7065 or email elizabeth_defrances@hcpss.org.

The Glenelg Boosters are sponsoring their Sports Camp 2015 for a variety of sports, including basketball, lacrosse, softball, baseball, football, wrestling, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, speed and agility, and field hockey. Also this year, there will be a Robotics Camp. Go to glenelgboosters.com to register. Students with disabilities can register for Camp Inclusion at campinclusion.com.

Registration is open for the Marriotts Ridge Boosters summer sports and music camps. There are new age groups for many of the camps. Early registration is available through May 15. For a complete list and registration information, visit mrhsboosters.com/summer-camps.

Former University of Maryland men's basketball star Juan Dixon will be hosting a co-ed basketball camp for players between the ages of 7-17 at the Supreme Sports Club from June 22-26. Dixon is currently an assistant coach at the University of Maryland and will be one of the instructors for the camp, which will concentrate on the fundamentals of the game in a fun and encouraging environment. Before and aftercare is available. Early-bird discounts are also available. Call 301-575-9400 or visit sibasketballcamps.com for more information and to register.

Golf

Spring registration is open for the First Tee of Howard County. These classes are an introduction to playing the game, with an emphasis on learning golf and The First Tee Code of Conduct. The classes are eight weeks and are 90 minutes each. Register online at thefirstteehowardcounty.org.

The Waverly Woods ladies 18-hole golf league is organizing its schedule for the 2015 season. For additional information, call 410-501-3534.

Soccer

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Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the School's Out Holiday Clinic on May 1 at Lucido Fields at Covenant Park. Sessions running from 9-12, 1-4 and 9-4 are available.

SAC is now registering players for the SAC Training Academy Summer Camps scheduled throughout the summer. Players of all abilities, ages 5-14, can take part in these professionally run camps. Both full- and half-day sessions are offered. SAC also offers extended care from 4-6 p.m. for an additional fee.

To register for the programs above, go to sackick.com. For more information, contactasksac@sac-hc.org.

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