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The First Tee of Howard County 13th annual charity outing is Aug. 8 at Fairways Hills Golf Club. Lunch and dinner is provided. There is a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. First Tee is seeking foursomes to participate, and would also like the support of 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 or at 410-730-1114.

Registration is still open for the First Tee of Howard County this fall. The program provides classes for students between the ages of 5-17. The sessions are eight weeks and range from one to two hours long, depending on the age. Clubs are provided, if necessary. Interested individuals may register online at



Zingos Lacrosse Club will hold open tryouts for the 2014-15 season. This year, the Club will have teams for high school graduating years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (U15), 2020 (U13), 2021 (U13), 2022/23 (U11) and U9 age groups. Tryouts are Aug. 16-17 and Aug. 23-24 at Glenelg Country School. For more information visit


Volunteer registration is now open for the 7th Annual 24 Hours of Booty Columbia. This year's charity cycling event is scheduled to roll on the Columbia Gateway Business Park loop from 2 p.m. Aug. 23 to 2 p.m. Aug. 24, when participants will be riding and raising funds to help fight cancer.

Approximately 170 volunteers are needed to support this year's Columbia ride in the following areas: packet pick-up, pre-event course preparation and maintenance, course marking/signage, food and beverage, campground management, hospitality, and parking and traffic control. Volunteer shifts are assigned in three- and four-hour increments, and opportunities are available for individuals and groups. All volunteers must register online at (click on the volunteer tab). For questions, contact 24 Hours of Booty at 877-365-4417.


The Atholton Youth Recreation Association (AYRA) will conduct tryouts for the 2015 14U (players born after April 30, 2000) travel team on Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at Atholton High School and Aug. 16 from 10-12 at Schooley Mill Park. The team will play in the spring MABA travel league as well as 3-4 tournaments throughout the season. For more information visit or contact Rob Meissner ( with any questions.

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 for details.


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AYRA fall 2014 baseball registration is now open. Leagues available for all players ages 5-18. Visit for details. Early bird discount is available until July 26.

Season runs from Sept. 2 through Oct. 26. AYRA, established in 1953, provides a youth baseball program central to Clarksville, Columbia, Fulton, Maple Lawn, North Laurel, Savage and Simpsonville communities.

The Elkridge Hurricanes are holding tryouts for their 2015 13U travel baseball team at Howard High School on the following dates: Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested played should contact coach Doug Link at or call 240-413-6912. Private workouts can be scheduled for those who can't make the listed dates.

The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will take place Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens in Columbia. The speaker will be Jimmy Keenan, who will discuss his book, "The Lystons: A story of one Baltimore Family and our National Pastime." Contact 410-740-1145 for more information.


The Thunder SC Juventus U15 boys team is looking for committed and hard working players to add to its roster for the 2014-15 season. This is a NCSL Division 1 team located in Columbia. The team practices three times a week and plays two to three tournaments each season in addition to the regular NCSL league play. Coach Stefan Draganov played soccer professionally and holds a UEFA "A" coaching license. If interested, email or call 443-564-9977.


The SAC U9 girls Premier White team is looking for one or two players for the 2014-15 season. Contact Jon Larsson at if interested.