This past weekend Maryland welcomed a lacrosse takeover with the final rounds of the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournament. Adding to the Championship weekend, US Lacrosse held its National Tournament for the Schoolgirls Division at Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air. The National Tournament, which took place May 24-25, dates back to 1933 and finds its roots in regional post-collegiate club all star teams. The Schoolgirls Division originated in 1981 and features high school varsity girls lacrosse players ranging from grades 9-11. Growing from 36 teams a decade ago to the 63 teams which participated in this year’s event; the National Tournament has become a premier recruiting event for college coaches. Director of Communications at US Lacrosse, Brian Logue, states, “This event is always held near the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship in order to allow college coaches to both attend the championships and recruit at the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament. Cedar Lane has been used for this event the last two times that the NCAA championship was held at Towson.” Continue reading
Doug O’Connor didn’t start racing BMX until he was 42 years old. He enjoyed racing; as does his son. They would spend their summers traveling around the country, going to tracks up and down the East Coast. They would also go to the local track in Severn, Maryland, which was quite run down and out of date. When O’Connor and fellow rider parent Tom Sinchak heard the owner was looking to sell the track they jumped on the opportunity. They knew they could “make it better and make it fresh.” Continue reading
Maryland’s annual “Super Bowl” (so called because of its significant economic impact and viewership) involves many more facilities than just Pimlico. The pageantry of Preakness engages many aspects of the Maryland horse industry. And it provides the focus for a week’s worth of activities celebrated by fans and families alike.
The Color Run (TCR) made its way back to Baltimore on April 19th and was once again a huge success. With over 16,500 people attending it was one of the best TCRs that Baltimore has hosted. Runners from all over came to experience The World’s Happiest 5K and the confetti that took over the festival. Participants ran the course that covered the Camden Yards Sports Complex on Saturday dressed up in costumes and covered in paint. The new course elements like more DJs, Color Ninjas and bubbles were a huge hit. The day was also filled with joy as The Cool Kids Campaign celebrated three children with cancer on stage and tons more on course. The combination of smiles, music, perfect weather and paint made it a great day for all. We look forward to welcoming TCR back to Baltimore in Fall 2014 and hope every event will be this successful. Make sure to check their website for highlights of the event and the announcement of the Fall date.
Defending World Cup Champions, Spain, will take on El Salvador in an International Friendly at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The game scheduled for June 7th will feature Spain vs. El Salvador at 4 p.m. and then will conclude with D.C. United taking on the Columbus Crew.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks opened their Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season this past Sunday with a tough loss to the Boston Cannons. Although it was a rough start to their season, look for the Bayhawks to rebound and make a push for their third Steinfeld Cup in a row. Winning 3 out of the last 4 MLL Championships and having the most championships in MLL history (5) the Bayhawks are the most successful MLL team in history. They are looking to continue their winning tradition this season.