Sports notices: Buy an Orioles ticket and help Special Olympics

Sports notices

May 23, 2012

Submitting sports notices

The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email ( Questions? Call 410-332-6578.

Special Olympics

Orioles fans who plan to attend games at Camden Yards this year have the opportunity to help Special Olympics athletes at the same time. Special Olympics has obtained vouchers for $15 tickets to all Oriole games except the prime games. Five dollars from each ticket purchased will go to Special Olympics. To order tickets, email or call 443-904-3326.


The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will be held June 14 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Paul Dickson who will discuss his book, "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick." Call 410-740-1145.

The Rich Jenkins Summer Baseball Camps offer instruction and game experience for players ages 5-15. For more information, go to or call 410-707-6387. Register by calling 410-313-7275.


Mt. Hebron High School is hosting a fastpitch hitting camp June 11-15. The camp, run by coach Chuck Struhar, is open to students in grades 3-8 (incoming ninth graders) and will focus on hitting, bunting and baserunning. Email

The Maryland Stars fastpitch camp will be held June 25-29 at Mayeski Park in Carroll County. The camp is for players ages 7-13 and is offered in two time slots (9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m.). Cost: $120 per session (if registered before June 1). Email


The county rec department is inviting boys and girls to register for its Summer Rugby League (ages 6-18) and rugby camps (ages 7-16). Ages 6-14 play a two-hand touch version of the game; ages 15-18 play the tackle version. The teams practice twice a week from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting the second week of June. Games are on Saturdays (mid-June to early August) at different county locations. Cost: $90. Call 410-313-4715; register at 410-313-7275.

Football and cheer

The Howard County Terps youth tackle football and cheerleading is open for registration. The Terps are for ages 5 through 14. Practices start July 30 and games begin in late August. Home games will be played on the new turf fields at Blandair Park. Register at 410-313-7275.

Register for the Ellicott City Patriots football, cheerleading or new poms squad. Ages 4-14 are welcome (four year olds are for junior cheer). Register through parks and recreation at

The cheer and poms programs need head coaches, assistant coaches, teen coaches, competition coaches, tumbling coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, fitness trainers and administrative helpers. Every position is open and all candidates will be interviewed. Email or call 443-851-9351 if interested in interviewing for these volunteer positions.

The football program needs head and assistant coaches and administrative helpers. Every position is considered open and all candidates will be interviewed. Several training sessions will be held. If interested email

The Patriots' website is


The first Wilde Lake Wildecat Golf outing is scheduled for June 1 at Fairway Hills golf club. The tournament, which will benefit the Wilde Lake High School Boosters Club, is scheduled to begin at noon and is a scramble format. Single entry fees are $85 per person and include golf, continental breakfast, dinner and prizes. Discounts are available for foursomes. Opportunities for sponsorships, ranging from $50-$300, are also available. Email for more information or pick up registration forms at Fairway Hills.


The Rob Ryerson Professional Residential Soccer Camps will be held at Mount St. Mary's University June 17 (girls advanced, ages 11-17), June 22-24 (boys advanced, ages 9-10), June 24-28 (boys advanced, ages 11-17), July 22-26 (coed advanced, ages 11-17). Go to, email or call 1-877-futbol-1.

Registration is open for the Western Howard County Soccer program fall season. Teams are being formed for boys and girls ages 5-18. Go to for more information and registration.


HC Elite Basketball is offering two clinics and a basketball camp. See for details.

Point Guard — June 10, 12 and 14 from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

Shooting and Scoring Clinic — June 11, 13 and 5 from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

Girls basketball camp with Scott Robinson — June 25-29 at Howard High School.

The Chenier-Wingfield Basketball Camp, with former NBA All-Star Phil Chenier, will be held at Wilde Lake High School July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10 from 9 a.m.-3:30. Before and after care is available. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 and older. Go to, or call 410-313-6965.

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