Brigances chair Fiesta 5K fight against ALS
Ravens senior adviser to player development O.J. Brigance, and his wife, Chanda, will serve as honorary chair couple of the Fiesta 5K, a combination of Cinco de Mayo festivity and exercise, to benefit research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. The Fiesta 5K, which will be May 5 at Power Plant Live!, aims to hasten a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. Since being diagnosed with ALS in 2007, O.J. Brigance, a former Ravens linebacker and special teams standout, has supported the Packard Center through his charity, the Brigance Brigade, which assists patients and families affected by the disease. To register, go to fiesta5k.org.
Horse racing: Maryland resident Justin Nicholson will run Triple Crown-nominated Chief Energy in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby, a Kentucky Derby prep race, Saturday. Nicholson recently launched a syndicate, Ninety North Racing Stable, a boutique ownership group, that will have horses based in a new barn just purchased at the Fair Hill Training Center, as well as Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., and Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Chief Energy is one of five horses owned by Ninety North Racing.