Maryland lacrosse wins big with new headquarters

Sylvia Badger

June 11, 1991|By Sylvia Badger

LAST WEEK was a triumphant week for Maryland lacrosse, with the dedication of the attractive new Lacrosse Foundation National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Museum at 113 W. University Parkway and the Hall of Fame Lacrosse Classic, which showcased more than 1,000 players, from age 6 to 60, from all over the country.

I attended the dedication party and had a wonderful time seeing lots of old friends and key players in the world of lacrosse such as Ann and Jimmy Grieves, Kingsley and Bo Moore, Stephanie and Tom Biddison, Henry Rosenberg, Pat Krongard and her husband Buzzy, Frank Riggs, Pierce Linaweaver and Buzzy Budnitz.

When you stop by the museum, take special note of the bronze artwork by local artist Fred Kail. He's done a terrific job capturing the action of the game. Others I spotted at the party were Jim Potter, president of the lacrosse foundation; Steve Stenersen, director of the museum; Ross Tompkins, from the Greenwich Workshop, who commissioned the artwork; Ritchie Moran, Friends of Cornell; Valerie Donnelly; Herb Witz, Markland Kelly Foundation; Mickey and Nancy Webster; Sally and Bo Willis; Henry Stansbury; and Ginna and Peter Brine, he's president of BRINE, Inc.

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The Save-A-Heart Foundation honored two of the nicest people in Maryland last night at its 15th Annual Celebrity Dinner and Show at Martin's West. ABC Sports commentator Jim McKay received the Save-A-Heart Jerry Turner Memorial Award for Outstanding Broadcasting and Phyllis Brotman, president and CEO of Image Dynamics, was named the 1991 Humanitarian of the Year.

Guests expected to attend this glitzy evening to honor such an awesome twosome included Father Joe Sellinger, WJZ's Al Sanders, Lt. Gov. and Mrs. Mickey Steinberg, Comptroller Louis Goldstein, Congressman Ben Cardin and his wife Myrna, and Gary Goldberg, president of Save-A-Heart.

Brotman and her husband, Don, were surrounded by family members -- Sol Brotman and his wife, Leslie, with their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, all of whom flew in from Jacksonville, Fla.

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Montgomery County Sen. Larry Levitan, often a thorn in the side of Gov. Schaefer, has a pain in his own side, but is well on his way to recovery after a gall bladder operation . . .

State Sen. Nancy Murphy bumped into former Baltimore County Executive Dennis Rasmussen, who looked different. She decided it's the haircut, which makes him look like a banker . . .

I hear that Barbara Levin, former administrative aide for Charles "Buzz" Ryan, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has decided to practice her expertise in the halls of the State House and has become a lobbyist. Bettcha Ryan will be lost without her!

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One of the biggest names in the education field is Vartan Gregorian, former president of the New York City Library and current president of Brown University. Gregorian will present a free lecture on the "coexistence of the book and the computer" at Baltimore Museum of Art on June 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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A Victorian neighborhood will put out the welcome mat for visitors Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Union Square Association and the Baltimore City Life Museums will host a Victorian Festival to benefit the H. L. Mencken House at 1524 Hollins St., the home of the "sage of Baltimore." There will be lots of fun things to do such as demonstrations on quilting, faux finishing, a silent auction and house tours . . .

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If you're looking for a ZOOpendous way to spend the evening, try Zoomerang!91, a benefit for the Baltimore Zoo's spotted leopards. On Friday, hundreds of people will descend on the Zoo to partake of good food and drinks, prepared by more than 70 of Baltimore's finest restaurants, and music by the Doc Scantlin Orchestra, Brenda Alford and Bobby Nyk. This fun event was chaired by two of Baltimore's best-known volunteers, Carole Sibel and Eileen Abato. If you'd like more information, please call the zoo at 366-5466.

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