Social calendarAug. 23: A "Crab Feast Spectacular...

August 16, 1998|By Sylvia Badger

Social calendar

Aug. 23: A "Crab Feast Spectacular" benefits Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Sigma Chapter. Wheels of fortune, music, prizes, raffles. Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. $33. Call Marvin "Doc" Cheatham at 410-669-8683.

Aug. 23: Summer concert series continues at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Foggy Bottom performs bluegrass. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic or buy light fare from the cafe. $8 adults, $7 seniors/Ladew members, $2 children. Rain date Aug. 30. Call 410-557-9570, Ext 15.

Around town

ESPN Zone, one of Baltimore hottest new spots, is living up to its sports-only format. With the exception of supermodel Tyra Banks, all celebrities sighted there recently have been athletes. Among them, Keith Booth, Chicago Bulls; Rickey Henderson, Oakland A's; Sam Cassell, New Jersey Nets; and Michael Jackson and Orlando Brown, Baltimore Ravens.

* Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes joined Rep. Ben Cardin at Fort McHenry last Tuesday, where the three were saluted for their longtime commitment to the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Another VIP guest came bearing a gift: Mitzi Perdue, wife of Maryland chicken czar Frank, presented a hand-painted Francis Scott Key Easter egg, which she created, to Alan Walden, chairman of the Patriots of Fort McHenry.

* Nine of the 18 Marylanders invited to compete in the U.S. Transplant Games held at Ohio State University last weekend received their organs at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Tennis and track and field games were on tap for heart recipients Donna Anderson, Towson; Bruce Brooks, Riva; Lynn Miller, Bethesda; Bill Mott, Laurel; David Sarznski, Baltimore; and Kathleen Siciliano, Phoenix. Kidney recipients invited to compete included Brian Hammann, Baltimore; Dave Jenkins, Columbia; and Joyce Thomas, Forest Hills.

If you'd like to have your social event listed here, please fax the information to Sylvia Badger at 410-758-1654.

'Men With Bats' scores for Eric Davis Foundation

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Eric Davis has had a hot bat lately. And he continues to be an inspiration to people on and off the baseball field.

Since his frightening bout with cancer last year, Davis has devoted many hours to raising money for the Eric Davis Foundation. The funds are used for cancer research and to raise awareness about the disease.

I stopped by ESPN Zone for Davis' "Men With Bats" fund-raiser, which attracted more than 450 people, at $250 a couple. It was a great evening, with lots of good food, drinks and games. But the excitement came from hobnobbing with Davis and others from the Orioles organization: Brady Anderson, Lenny Webster, Scott Erickson, Doug Drabek, Harold Baines, Sidney Ponson, Arthur Rhodes, Mike Bordick, Jeff Reboulet, Jesse Orosco, Doug Johns, Pete Smith, Rafael Palmeiro, O's manager Ray Miller and coach Sam Perlozzo.

Also there were Angela Hunt, Celebrity Images, who handles PR for Davis, and Ralph Wiley, who's writing a book about Davis, titled "Born to Play" and scheduled for release by Viking next year.

A "Men With Bats" cardboard poster was bought by Washington Redskins player Ed Simmons for $2,700. He outbid avid baseball fan Melanie Williams, who stayed in the bidding up to $2,100. Another fan, Steve Newcomb, paid $3,300 for one of Eric Davis' game uniforms.

Proceeds from the event will also benefit the American Cancer Society.

Marylanders who played lacrosse for Richie Moran during his 29 years as head coach at Cornell University gathered at the Manor Tavern restaurant in Monkton recently to celebrate Moran's retirement. He and his wife, Pat, are Maryland natives, and he was an All-American player at the University of Maryland. At Cornell, he took his teams to the NCAA finals six times, winning three championships.

Moran's accomplishments are many, and it was obvious at the party that among them is the good relationship he has with his former players. He greeted each one with a long hug.

Dr. Ray Schulmeyer and his wife, Terri, owners of Schulmeyer Animal Hospital, organized the retirement party - a Maryland crab feast and Southern barbecue. Ray played lacrosse for Moran at Cornell.

Among other former Moran players at the event were attorney David Irwin (with wife Kendi); insurance executive Frank Kelly (with wife Gail); Goucher College athletic director Geoff Miller (with wife Pam); Jamie Smith, assistant athletic director at Loyola College (with wife Gail); Tim Daly, Mercantile Bank; attorney Jim Skeen; and Brooks Bradley, the Bradley Co.

A. Gordon Boone III

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