ANNOUNCING LTA SPEAKER SERIES

LTA SPEAKER SERIES

We are excited to launch our upcoming Speaker Series that will focus on topics that appeal to our community.  The series is designed to provide an opportunity to learn and interact with various authorities in the fields of interest.  One of our major goals was to keep this series free to the public allowing a larger audience to access these experts. Please mark your calendars with the following dates and times and plan to attend these amazing presentations.

The Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 1st @ 8 a.m. | Dr. G Thomas Grace | Speaking on “Skin Cancer”

Wednesday, December 6th @ 8 a.m. | Physical Therapist Carol Besse | Speaking on “Balance and Exercise in the Elderly”

Wednesday, February 7th @ 8 a.m. | Attorney F. Michael Grace | Speaking on “Simple Estate Planning”

The Speaker Series will be held at Leadership Through Athletics

2900 Hammonds Ferry Rd.

Lansdowne, Maryland 21227

For additional information, please call LTA at 410-737-2117 or email Madalen Kight at madalen@leadershipthroughathletics.org

Link to LTA Speaker Series Flier

 

 

 

 

 

Lansdowne Community Benefits when Gooseneck Basketball partners with Baltimore County Police to offer sports clinic at LTA!

Lansdowne Community Benefits when Gooseneck Basketball partners with Baltimore County Police to offer sports clinic at LTA!

Community kids participated in a back to school basketball clinic and learned more than just basketball skills.  They learned about teamwork, leadership and our men and women in blue.  More than 100 kids had a great time running, shooting hoops and sharpening their basketball skills at the clinic. The Baltimore County Police Department and Gooseneck basketball teamed with LTA to offer kids this incredible sports experience.  The lessons they learned were invaluable.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for kids to have the chance to interact with law enforcement officers in a positive setting and to see them as role models,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

The purpose of the program is to allow community members, particularly young people, to interact with police officers in a positive setting. “Both our police officers and our communities are safer when officers and residents know and trust each other,” said Kamenetz.

“We were excited to work with the Baltimore County Police Department and Gooseneck Basketball to bring this excellent opportunity to LTA. It was great to see the young people and police officers interact in a positive nurturing environment” said LTA Co-Founder Pat Grace.

Cornelius (Bear) McMurray founder of Gooseneck Basketball has made it his mission to teach kids life lessons, leadership and teamwork on the court.  “Cornelius (Bear) also helps young people discover and explore their talents and interests while developing their basketball skills,” said LTA Co-Founder Mike Grace.

This back to school basketball clinic was co-hosted by Leadership through Athletics (LTA) as a follow-up to a very well received Cops and Kids clinic last spring.  “The clinics were very rewarding for the kids, the cops and the community,” said Kirk Krikstan, LTA’s General Manager.  We look forward to offering more clinics similar to this one at LTA.

A big thank you to the Baltimore County Police Department and Gooseneck Basketball for bringing this fantastic experience to LTA!

Sure Shots Tryouts for Winter 2017-2018

Sure Shots Tryouts for Winter 2017-2018

 

The 5th grade tryouts will be Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Please help spread the word and join us at LTA for 5th grade tryouts on September 28th.

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 4th grade Sure Shots Tryouts for Winter 2017-2018 have been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

 

Leadership Through Athletics

2900 Hammonds Ferry Road

Lansdowne, Maryland 21227

410-737-2117

kirk@leadershipthroughathletics.com

 

 

 

 

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 – 13th SUMMER AT LTA!

CAMP GRACE 2017 – 13th Summer at LTA

Camp Grace is back for the 13th 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update – The LTA partnership with “Cops & Kids” was a HUGE success!

 “Cops & Kids” at LTA was a HUGE success!

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, LTA partnered with Cops and Kids and an excellent time was had by all!  We had a great turnout and the event was a huge success! The participants received basketball tips and know how from the police officers, played on state-of-the-art basketball courts, had a three hour workout and developed their skills in teamwork! The children also learned more about the police officers who work in their neighborhoods. It was a fantastic opportunity for the police officers and children to interact with each other in a positive nurturing environment.

Feedback from the event:

  • Local high school junior, Bailie said, “ The kids loved it. I think these type of clinics build a good deal of trust between our “Cops and Kids”. Great to see this happening at LTA.
  • Local 4th grader, Chuck said, “Today was awesome! I hope they do this again over the summer”.
  • LTA staff member, Don Granger said,  “ It is exciting and encouraging to see our local law enforcement working together with our community. I love watching the relationships develop”
  • LTA Founder, Mike Grace said, “This event serves our mission to the community. We hope to sponsor more events like this, which will provide us the opportunity to nurture the cops and kids relationships in our neighborhood. A big THANK YOU to our Baltimore County Police Department.”
  • LTA Founder, Dr. Tom Grace said, “This was an exciting event to be a part of.  Observing our Baltimore County Police Department mentoring our neighborhood children demonstrates their commitment to our community.  We look forward to hosting this event 2-3 times each year. The Baltimore County Police Department is always welcome in our facility.”

 

 

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.