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Track Turnaround: Chesapeake BMX
- 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 […]
The Preakness– More than a Boon for Baltimore
- 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 Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival […]
Another Great Race by The Color Run
- 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. […]
“Road to Brazil” series ends at FedEx Field
- 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. This two game series is a part of […]
Bayhawks Look to Continue their Dynasty this Season
- 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 […]
Update: Deep Creek 2014
- On April 15, 2011, Deep Creek Lake was selected as the host for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, marking the 25th year anniversary of the 1989 World Championships that were held in Garrett County. This is only the second time in history this event has been held in the United States. What exactly […]
It’s More than a 5K, It’s a Celebration of Life
- The Color Run came to Baltimore last year and started a tradition of fun, community spirit and color. For those of you who do not know what The Color Run is, it is a 5K held at numerous locations across the country. The Color Run (TCR) is more than just a 5K though; it’s a […]
In Case You Haven’t Heard…
- Maryland Office of Sports has officially become Maryland Sports. Along with the name change we have also redesigned our logo, our website and our blog. We have also added a new blog, Warehouse Window. This blog focuses on the Camden Yards Sports Complex while Here 2 Play focuses on Maryland as a whole. Feel free […]
Scenes from O’s Opening Day 2014
- Hope springs eternal on Opening Day, so the adage goes.  Anything is possible. Even sunshine. After an interminable winter and two days of the dreaded wintery mix, Monday dawned with bright skies, moderate temps and a brisk breeze.  Spring and the Orioles are back. Even before the faithful flock to Camden Yards, Opening Day is […]
Preparing for Baseball: A Look into Opening Day
- This morning as I took my usual walk through the Camden Yard’s Warehouse to get to my office I noticed something different. It wasn’t something out of the ordinary, something in the air was different. There were more people walking around, more trucks coming in for delivery and more cars in the parking lot. It was […]

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