The Baltimore Museum of Industry was transformed into a sports mecca at the "Mid-Summer Sports Fest" to raise more than $35,000 for two scholarship organizations, CollegeBound Foundation and Joe Sandusky Fund. More than 600 guests were greeted by party co-hosts WBAL-TV sports director Gerry Sandusky and Baltimore Raven Jamie Sharper. An array of games awaited: a batting cage, basketball hoops, putting greens, a makeshift climbing "mountain," pool table, pingpong, tennis, even fencing. If that wasn't enough, you could listen in on the sports radio show being broadcast live from the site. And let's not forget a smattering of sports celebs mingling in the mob.
Spotted in this group of 600 sports lovers: Lee Ann Sandusky, Ruth Sandusky McFadden, Bob McFadden and Jim Sandusky, Sandusky Foundation board members; Carol Reckling, Carl Bergeron, Charlie Scheeler, Ossie Tate, Chuck Tildon and Sam Woodside, CollegeBound Foundation board members; Dr. Craig Spilman, CollegeBound executive director; Artie Donovan, Lenny Moore, Stan White and Jim Mutscheller, former Baltimore Colts; Tarik Walker and Lee Tschantret, Baltimore Blast players; Ralph Friegan, University of Maryland head football coach; Tony Seaman, Towson University head lacrosse coach; Gordy Combs, TU head football coach; Steve Davis, Mark Viviano and Tom Davis, sportscasters; Steve Krulevitz, Steve Krulevitz Tennis Camps president; Brian Blank, Dick's Sporting Goods community marketing coordinator; Bruce Heidebrecht and Dan Collins, Baltimore Fencing Center members; Tony Hawkins, Hawkins Development president / CEO; Bonnie Becker, Bon Tom Productions president; Dr. Ron Head, Baltimore area therapist; Laura Lee Dillon, Four Seasons Hair Co. hair designer; Chris Dimaio, General Motors engineer; Mark McCoy, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield attorney; Joe Gaeta, BMWW Marketing Communications principal; and Ilene Garten, Maryland assistant attorney general.