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The Sports Boosters would like to thank Justin Tucker and Jack Harbaugh.
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It’s official – Justin Tucker will be our featured player guest for our big event at Suburban Club in Pikesville. Justin is sure to bring some of his buddies with him, too. Jack Harbaugh will be speaking about his life, raising two of the NFL’s premier head coaches and life in a football family.
Date: November 12th
Place: Suburban Club (Directions)
7600 Park Heights Avenue Pikesville, Maryland 21208
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Grant made by The Sports Boosters of Maryland to Living Classrooms as an investment in their youth sports leagues- In their Children’s Target Investment Zone. Started in 2007, the initiative helps youth in under-served East Baltimore communities break cycle of poverty through education, workforce development, and health and wellness programs. Lacrosse teams formed and the league flourished throughout the season. Sports Boosters hope to partner with Living Classrooms again to continue to further the use of sports as a solid foundation in young lives, when given the opportunity.
But it wasn’t just any practice. It was the Baltimore Terrapins Youth Football League’s newest addition — their Under-6 league.
“The Baltimore Terps is exactly the kind of children’s sports organization that fits the mission of the Sports Boosters,” grants chairman Eddie Wingrat said. “We were able, in 2012, to grant the Baltimore Terps seed money to get the program off the ground. This year, we followed suit, and the grant will be used to expand the level of participation to 6 year olds.”
Wingrat, along with Scott Eisgrau, Ron Levine and Michael Freedman watched drills and were introduced to the coaches of this newly-formed league before handing over the check, which will be used to help get the under-6 league off the ground and provide equipment for the athletes.
Dorian Gray and Kweisi Ehoize, founders and coaches of the Baltimore Terps, started the league one year ago and coached 106 athletes, leading three of the four teams in the league to the playoffs. But more importantly, the kids made friends, learned leadership and teamwork, and had a great time doing it. One athlete even wrote on the Terps Facebook page “I have a torn triceps and I should be back by spring league. I love and miss this team already”
“When we went to the first meeting, almost two years ago, the Baltimore Terps was a proposed entity – all on paper – with two active children,” Wingrat said. “It now has over 100, and they have even developed an organized cheerleading team that the girls of Park Heights can participate in.
“The Baltimore Terps is an organic and vital organization in a neighborhood that needs it the most. They are getting kids off the streets and into an organized process of team building, sportsmanship and physical fitness, while giving the children an opportunity to grow and even be scouted by private schools and other scouts. This is a perfect model for others to follow. We are proud to be a supporter and look forward to assisting in the years to come.”
About Sports Boosters of Maryland
The Sports Boosters of Maryland is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to making a difference in our community by supporting children’s sports programs. Sports Boosters maintains that sports play an important role in the shaping and maturing of young boys and girls. By bridging the budgetary gaps in children’s sports programs, the Sports Boosters of Maryland assists in allowing more children to participate in sports.
Members of the Sports Boosters have been an integral part of the local and regional sports scene for more than 60 years, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote children’s sports programs. Founded in 1950, money raised has provided initial funding to assist local organizations with the purchase of uniforms, equipment, scoreboards, field prep and numerous other needs.
About Baltimore Terrapins Unlimited Youth Football
Baltimore Terrapins Unlimited Youth Football is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. It was founded on the premise that all kids should have the option to participate in organized tackle football prior to entering high school. For more information on the program, contact co-founder Kweisi Ehoize or visit their Web site.
See more photos from practice at the Sports Boosters’ Facebook page.
THANK YOU NESTOR
Sports Booster members and guests came out to the Greene Turtle in Owings Mills to see Nestor and everyone had a great time. Nestor talked about the Orioles and the Ravens. One thing about Nestor is he “Tells it as it is”. After he spoke Nestor gave us special pricing on both of his books and everyone got a free Purple Reign Poster.
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Aparicio has been in Baltimore sports and entertainment media for almost three decades. He currently owns WNST.net, which he owns and operates with former Baltimore Ravens coach, Brian Billick. Aparicio’s book Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football, a follow-up to his 2001 release of Purple Reign; Diary of a Raven Maniac, documents the path the Baltimore Ravens took from their last Super Bowl to their most recent. He will talk about the book and share in the Sports Boosters members’ love of Baltimore sports at our event in mid-October so join us!