Camp Grace is in our 13th year at LTA!

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CAMP GRACE is in our 13th year at LTA!

Camp Grace is currently in it’s 13th year at LTA and it’s better than ever.  Thanks to the following sponsors, this year we were able to supply t-shirts to the kids and the kids love the t-shirts!  As always, we appreciate our amazing sponsors and thank them for their support of our community and our kids!  If you have the opportunity, please show your support to our awesome sponsors:

  1. Digestive Disease, Associates
  2. Write-On Inc.
  3. J. Burke Catering

If you are interested in sponsoring our shirts for next year, please contact LTA at 410-737-2117.

Our next Camp Grace session starts on August 12th. You can register for the next session by calling LTA at 410-737-2117 or email kirk@leadershipthroughathletics.org. Hope to see you there!

The Back of Camp Grace T-Shirts

 

 

 

 

COMING THIS OCTOBER…

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 7TH ANNUAL LTA NIGHT OF LEADERSHIP!

Featuring Guest Speaker:

Sr. Mary Jo McGinley, RSM

with MC Keith Mills, Sports Commentator

LTA’s Mission is to serve Baltimore area youth by providing programs and opportunities that encourage leadership and values development, enhance educational experiences, and promote health and fitness. 

Please join us for a cocktail reception

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Donation Levels

      Patron     |    Host    |     Sponsor     |  Guest

    $1000          $500            $250           $100

Patrons, hosts and sponsors will be listed at the door

Link to Night of Leadership Flyer:

Night of Leadership Flyer October 2017

For ticket information please contact Kelsey Grace at 410.737.2117 and

kelsey@leadershipthroughatheltics.org or Michael Grace at mike@leadershipthroughathletics.org.

LTA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

 

 

Key Note Speaker for the 7th Annual LTA Night of Leadership!

7th Annual LTA Night of Leadership

Please join us this October 26, 2017 for our 7th annual Night of Leadership. We are thrilled to announce this year’s key note speaker will be Sister Mary Jo McGinley, RSM.

Key Note Speaker:

Sr. Mary Jo McGinley, RSM

October 26, 2017

6:00pm– 8:00pm

With creativity, leadership and passionate commitment, Sr. Mary Jo McGinley is improving the lives and health of thousands who are poor and vulnerable in Peru, Guatemala, Jamaica and Haiti. And along the way, she is creating opportunities for volunteers to serve and be formed by the process.

Sr. Mary Jo McGinley, RSM serves as the executive director of Global Health Ministry at Catholic Health East. Sr. Mary Jo leads a team of dedicated, valiant volunteers who side by side with their in-country partners, provide medical and surgical health care and education for the poorest of the poor. In Peru, she joined with local community leaders to create the Madre y Nino program in three regions of the Andes where maternal/infant deaths were the highest in the country. Within three years, the program resulted in a 50 percent reduction in the death rate.

In Chulucanas, Sr. Mary Jo helped develop the diocesan health care and education department, Centro Pastoral, which serves the poor of the community daily. Technical advice and financial support from Global Health Ministry has greatly improved the health status of the community. Sr. Mary Jo’s creativity and execution of ideas and requests from the community transformed what was once a field hospital into a fully functioning community hospital with three new operating rooms and a large emergency care suite.

In Haiti, she is helping modernize Alma Mater Hospital. Along with local leaders, she is leading a feasibility study to assess the capacity of the infrastructure to care for surgical patients and to develop a strategic plan for long-term development and sustainability.

Under her leadership, the Global Health Ministry orientation and training program for volunteers creates lifetime givers conscious of the interdependence of people around the world. Judith Persichilli, president and CEO of Catholic Health East, says, “Sr. Mary Jo envisions a world better than the present for all those Global Health Ministry serves. She inspires others to see that same world and motivates hundreds of individuals to follow her lead into countries and communities far distant than the world they come from, and along the way, she changes their view of the world as well.”

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendar for Frederick Road Fridays!

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Mark Your Calendar for Friday, July 28, 2017

LTA will be in Catonsville on Friday, July 28th for Frederick Road Fridays! 

The band is “Leftovers” 

Admission is FREE

Please consider supporting LTA by purchasing your beverages at the concert. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed at these events.

We love dogs! But unfortunately at crowded events like Frederick Road

Fridays, they can’t allow dogs on the premises for health and safety

reasons. Thank you for understanding.

15 Mellor Avenue • 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Please note: Cancellations will be posted on the Catonsville Chamber’s Facebook page

CAMP GRACE 2017 – 12th SUMMER AT LTA!

CAMP GRACE 2017 – 12th Summer at LTA

Camp Grace is back for the 12th summer at LTA!  Our focus at Camp Grace is to educate our kids on leadership and basketball! We center our camp around friendship, teamwork, commitment, excellence and leadership.  Activities include the fundamentals of basketball, shooting, in-house games and scrimmages.

This year we are thrilled to add two new instructors to Camp Grace, Damien Jenifer of First Choice Basketball Training and Conditioning and Bear (Cornelius McMurray) of Gooseneck Basketball.

Damien is the owner and operator of First choice Basketball Training and Conditioning, has provided mental preparation and programs designed to address the goals and needs for individual players. In his 7 years as an Assistant Coach for the nationally renowned Montrose Christian Mustangs boys basketball program, Damien has developed a solid foundation of teamwork in practice, workouts, and games. He is focused on individual players, and creating a customized program to maximize development and career enhancement. Damien has helped to train over 35 college basketball players and numerous NBA and European Professional Basketball players.

Bear (Cornelius McMurray) heavily contributed to the 27-0 season for Southwestern high school in 1997 winning west Baltimore’s first ever city and regional championship.  He currently holds the record for most three pointers in Baltimore city at ten. Bear attended Bacone Junior College in Oklahoma during the 1998-99 season where he assisted his team to a record of 32-2 and won their first ever conference and regional championship.  He finished out his collegiate career with a dominate presence at Bowie State University.  He helped lead Bowie State in capturing the CIAA championship in the 2003-2004 season. Bear was inducted into the AAU Hall of Fame in 2003 and was recently inducted into Bowie State’s Hall of Fame in 2016.  With these accolades he is a proven champ and ready to pass the torch to the next generation!

On behalf of LTA, we would like to thank Damien and Bear for their commitment to our youth and our community! They both selflessly volunteer their time for our children.  We are very proud to have both Damien and Bear at Camp Grace!

  • Damien runs the High School group every Saturday morning from 10:15 am – noon
  • Bear runs the 8-14 year old group every Saturday morning from 8:30am t0 10:30am.
  • We also offer a small camp for beginners ages 5-9.
  • Session Two is starting June 10, 2017 and runs for 11 Saturdays until August 5, 2017.

  • Session Three starts August 12, 2017 and runs for 11 Saturdays until October 7, 2017.

Please join us for this year’s CAMP GRACE!  See you on the Court!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Players “Tee’d” it up “Fore” LTA at our 10th Annual Golf Tournament!

Thanks to all our Participants, Sponsors and Volunteers for Teeing it up for LTA at our 10th Annual Golf Tournament

The 10th Annual Leadership Through Athletics Golf Tournament was held Monday, May 1, 2017 at the gorgeous Chartwell Golf and Country Club in Severna Park, Maryland.  Chartwell is well known for being one of the top golf courses in Maryland. We would like to thank Chartwell for their firm belief and unwavering support of our LTA mission!

A special thank you to our tournament committee members, Mike and Kelsey Grace, Ms. Kate, Dr. Tom and Tom Lynott. Their hard work and efforts made this year’s tournament a huge success.  We welcome any new volunteers who would like to “chip in” and join the committee. We need your help to start planning for next year’s tournament.  Year after year our volunteers enjoy this rewarding experience because the grass is always greener on the golf course!

A big thank you to all of our participants and sponsors! This is an important event for LTA and it goes a long way in helping with the annual operating budget. Your participation makes this tournament possible.

Again this year, we would like to thank Bob Bell Ford for sponsoring hole number #8.  Bob Bell graciously offered a beautiful Ford Mustang for any participant making a hole in one on #8! In fact, Scott Barhight caused some major excitement when he came within two inches of winning this brand new car!

We would like to congratulate the following tournament winners! Ashton Bird, Matt Dalbke, Alan Funk and David Damal Ouji from Maryland Glass took first place.  Chuck Gartrell and Beau Higginbotham from St. Agnes finished in 2nd place.  Coming in 3rd place was Ted Nisson, Adam Radford, Jeff Shook and Ray Tignall from Chesapeake. Closest to the Pin on Hole #4 was Jim Wolf of H&D Mechanical.  Longest Drive on Hole #10 was also Jim Wolf of H&D Mechanical. Putting Contest Winner was James Middleton.

Thank you again to our generous sponsors, participants and volunteers.  Without all of you, none of this would be achievable.  We are grateful for your support of LTA and our community!

In the very near future, we will be sending out a note to all who attended.  Thank you again to everyone!

 

LTA partners with the Poole and Kent Corporation and Ferguson Plumbing for a Landscape Spring Cleaning Day

SPRING CLEANING!

This past Saturday, April 22, 2017, two local companies hosted and participated in a SPRING CLEAN UP day at LTA!  It’s that time of year when we like to clean and freshen up our landscape.  Ferguson Plumbing and the Poole & Kent Corporation joined forces with LTA to give our landscape some much needed TLC!  We pruned and trimmed trees, removed debris, cleaned out flower beds and mulched the entire property.

Over 20 participants from Ferguson Plumbing, Poole & Kent Corporation and LTA participated in the clean up day that was held from 7:30am – 2:00pm.  We estimated approximately 100 labor hours from volunteers participating in this clean up after old man winter.  Ferguson Plumbing and Poole and Kent volunteers worked hard despite fighting the rain all morning!  Ferguson also fed the entire group hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill! It was a great treat for everyone!

A quote from Dr. Tom Grace, LTA Co-Founder said, “ we continue to be inspired by the commitment of our local companies that support our mission. We all worked hard on Saturday. It was a very rewarding day especially considering we had the opportunity to spruce up the appearance of our LTA facility.”

We would like to extend a BIG thank you to all the volunteers for coming out and making this day a huge success!  We would also like to thank Ferguson Plumbing and the Poole and Kent Corporation for their commitment to LTA and their participation in this terrific event!

 

LTA partnering with Cops and Kids!

We are excited to announce that LTA is partnering with Cops and Kids!

  Cops and Kids is coming to LTA in March 2017!

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • 9am – NOON
  • 2900 Hammonds Ferry Rd. Lansdowne, Maryland 21227
  • Baltimore County Police will work with area children to sharpen their basketball skills.
  • The Basketball Clinic is free to county kids ages 8 to 14
  • Officers from around the county will share their basketball tips and know-how.
  • The children and police officers will play on state of the art courts to develop their skills in teamwork and hoops.
  • The children will learn more about the police officers who work in their neighborhoods.
  • This is a great opportunity for the police officers and children to interact with each other. The officers are great role models for young people.
  • Kids are encouraged to invite their friends.
  • There is nothing like a good game of basketball with friends from your neighborhood.
  • There will be free water bottles and snacks for all!
  • TIME TO HAVE FUN!

 

             

 

 

Camp Grace is Back and Better Than Ever!

Camp Grace is Back and Better Than Ever!

 

Camp Grace is back for 2017! We are excited and ready for our 12th year at LTA.  We are pleased to announce the addition of Damien Jenifer (First Choice Basketball) and Cornelius McMurray (Gooseneck Basketball) as coaches.  Their skills and expertise will enhance our camps and take them to the next level.  

 

This year our goal is to make Camp Grace  bigger and better by adding the know-how and proficiency of Damien and Cornelius! They are both well known as up-and-coming community leaders who share our vision and philosophy for Camp Grace by combining the instruction of basketball and leadership. Coach Damien Jenifer will bring his skills and expertise to the high school level. Coach Cornelius McMurray will bring his skills and expertise to the 9-13 year old level.

 

Camp Grace runs every Saturday from April – October at  8:30am – 12:00pm.  We offer the best fundamental camp at a reasonable price by focusing on leadership, education, accountability and life lessons.

 

Please Join Coach Grace, Coach Jenifer and Coach McMurray for another great spring and summer of basketball fun! Look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

We are looking for sponsors to allow us to purchase Camp Shirts for the Kids

Volunteers are ALWAYS Welcomed

www.ltathletics.com

The First Week of each Camp will be FREE to come attend to see if the youth likes the Camp.

 $Family Discounts are available

 Payment plans available.

Everyone must signup prior to Camp on the LTA Website

Charge Cards accepted

For more information and team discounts, email kirk@leadershipthroughathletics.org.

 

2017 Annual Camp Grace

                                

2017 Annual Camp Grace 

Basketball

Boys and Girls ages 8 to 16 Camp

New High School Camp added this year

We welcome Damien Jenifer to run our High School Division Camp

 100% of fees go toward serving the LTA mission

Type Camp

WeeksAgeDayTimeDates of CampFee

Court #

Fundamentals #1

910 – 16Saturday8:30 -10:30amApril 1stJun 3rd$1001 & 2

Fundamentals #1

95 – 9Saturday10:30 – 12:00pmApril 1stJun 3rd$75

Court 1

Fundamentals #19High SchoolSaturday10:30 – 12:00pmApril 1stJun 3rd$100

Court 2

Camp Canceled on April 22nd – Gym booked

Fundamentals #2

910 – 16Saturday8:30 -10:30amJune 10thAug 5th$1001 & 2

Fundamentals #2

95 – 9Saturday10:30 – 12:00pmJune 10thAug 5th$75

Court 1

Fundamentals #2

9High SchoolSaturday10:30 – 12:00pmJune 10thAug 5th$100

Court 2

Fundamentals #3

910 – 16Saturday8:30 -10:30amAug 12thOct 7th$100

1 & 2

Fundamentals #395 – 9Saturday10:30 – 12:00pmAug 12thOct 7th$75

Court 1

Fundamentals #3

9High SchoolSaturday10:30 – 12:00pmAug 12thOct 7th$100

Court 2

Basketball Camp

110 – 16Mon – Fri9:00 -4:00pmJuly 24th   –July 28th$100

Both

We are looking for sponsors to allow us to purchase Camp Shirts for the Kids

Volunteers are ALWAYS Welcomed

www.ltathletics.com

The First Week of each Camp will be FREE to come attend to see if the youth likes the Camp.

 $Family Discounts are available

Payment plans available.

Everyone must signup prior to Camp on the LTA Website

Charge Cards accepted

For more information and team discounts, email kirk@leadershipthroughathletics.org.