TEAM Maryland Tuesday: St. Mary’s County

Nestled in the southern region of Maryland, St. Mary’s County is a peninsula surrounded by roughly 500 miles of shoreline from the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers as well as the Chesapeake Bay, but life along the water is only one of many attractions this coastal county has to offer. Continue reading

TEAM Maryland Tuesday: Harford County

Home to nationally recognized lacrosse tournaments, My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races, the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at the scenic shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay and more, Harford County is a hotspot for the sport tourism industry, offering a wide variety of sports to suit everyone’s fancy. Continue reading

Bassmaster Elite Creates National Attention for Cecil County

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The Bassmaster Elite, a premiere fishing tournament that travels all over the country, is here this weekend in Cecil County! Around 115 of the world’s top anglers will compete this weekend at the Chesapeake Bay for a grand prize of $100,000. “We’ve hosted two Bassmaster Opens, one in 2009 and the other in 2010, but this is the first time we’ve hosted a Bassmaster Elite.  We’re extremely pleased to welcome the Bassmaster Elite family to our shores,” says Sandy Turner, Tourism Coordinator for Cecil County Tourism. 

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USA Sailing Junior Olympic Sailing Festival

This Month there are many events taking place in the state of Maryland, however there are some key events that everyone should have their eye on. The USA Sailing Junior Olympics Sailing Festival taking place in Annapolis is one of those significant events. The event took place July 5-8th at Annapolis Yacht Club & Severn SS, Annapolis, MD. Hundreds of young athletes ages 6-21 will gather to learn everything they need about sailing from the fundamentals to all the way to preparing them to become Olympic hopefuls.  This is an exciting event taking place that represents the presence of US Sailing and the USOC in an Olympic year.

The opening ceremonies involved all of the participating athletes marching across the Compromise Street Bridge from the “Olympic Village” to the National Sailing Hall of Fame at City Dock and raising the Olympic Flag signifying the start of the races. The President of US Sailing, Gary Jobson as well as Dick Franyo, President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame were present during the opening ceremonies.

One of the great things this event has going on is the fact that they truly care about affecting the eco system. This event will also have a green component to it, a program called Sailors for the Sea, and educational program that allow everyone involved with sailing to understand how to become ocean stewards and learn about ocean health. Culligan provided a water pump system for all athletes to fill up their water bottles at this event and BMW was the title sponsor for this event.

For more pictures of the event, check out this link!

To register for the USA Sailing Junior Olympics go to www.membership.ussailing.org.