Pop Trot run-walk for baseball camp is tomorrow


FRIENDS AND FAMILY of the late school baseball coach David "Pop" Warner will be getting together tomorrow morning for the running of the third annual Pop Trot, raising money for a baseball-camp scholarship fund established in his name.

Warner, a veteran elementary school teacher who had coached baseball at Chesapeake and Northeast high schools and the University of Baltimore, Baltimore County, was struck by a vehicle and killed in January 1999 at Nags Head, N.C.

With the grief of his passing fresh in their hearts, the family and friends began the David "Pop" Warner Memorial 5-K Run and 1-Mile Walk that spring.

"His family has been heavily involved in keeping this fund-raiser going to honor the two things Dave loved the most - baseball and helping kids," said Alan Lemay, a friend and fund spokesman.

According to Lemay, nearly 30 players have attended camp over the past two years, thanks to the Pop Warner fund. "It's not the star players that we're looking to help, but the kid who has an interest in playing the game and can't afford to go to camp."

The noncompetitive run and walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the North Shore community beach, on North Shore Drive off Mountain Road. Signs to the starting line will be posted.

The entry fee is $12, and participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and a chance at prizes donated by area businesses that will be awarded at the end of the event. Late entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Information: 410-255-0824 or 410-302-0963.

Car show at Downs Park

It may not be every mother's favorite way to spend her special day, but there will be quite a few - moms along with dads - at the 18th annual Day by the Bay Car Show, taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Downs Park.

Sponsored by the Bay Country Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, the show is open to all makes and models of antique motor vehicles through 1976.

Harry Koerner, club spokesman, said that while many of the cars and trucks entered in Sunday's competition have been restored to original condition, modified antique vehicles are welcome.

"It's a good show in a great location," Koerner said. "We usually have a good mix of restored cars and a few street rods that are entered into the competition, so there's a lot for spectators to see."

Owners can register their pride-and-joy wheels in advance, or from 10 a.m. to noon at the show.

The entry fee is $12. The first 100 vehicles registered will receive a commemorative dash plaque.

More than 25 trophies will be up for grabs in the friendly competition, with the awards ceremony planned for 3 p.m.

Vintage cars in the show will be admitted to the park free, but visitors without an annual county parks permit will pay a $4 entrance fee per vehicle.

For car show information, call 410-760-4868. For park information, call 410-222-6230 or the events hot line, 410-222-6239. The Downs Park Web site is http://web. aacpl.lib.md.us/rp/parks/dp/.

Scholar honor

Julia Cox, an eighth-grader at St. Jane Frances School in Riviera Beach, has been selected as a 2001 Carson Scholar by the Carson Scholars Fund Inc.

The fund recognizes and rewards students in grades four though 12 who are outstanding academic achievers and role models. She and other winners receive a $1,000 award that is invested for college.

Children are nominated by their school, and must have maintained a 3.75 grade-point average.

Julia will receive her award at the Minds of the Millennium banquet sponsored by the Carson Fund at Martin's West on May 20.

Church chicken dinner

Jenkins Memorial Church will present an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow in its fellowship hall, 131 Riviera Drive.

Cost is $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 5 to 12. Younger children can eat for free. Carryout orders for pickup at the church or delivery in the Pasadena area will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Information: 410-437-2846 or 410-255-8045.

Sportfishing club

Pasadena Sportfishing Group will have its monthly meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Earleigh Heights fire hall on Ritchie Highway.

Guest speaker will be Charlie Sisson, captain of the Chesapeake Beach-based charter boat Backdraft. He will share tips and techniques for catching large rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (439-3474) or www.heyfish.com.

Dance with the Democrats

The Stoney Creek Democratic Club will hold a top-40s spring dance tomorrow, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at its clubhouse on Fort Smallwood Road. Admission is $10.

Information: 410-360-8667 or 410-255-6342.

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