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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Josephine “JoMa” Grace

With a heavy heart, Leadership Through Athletics would like to inform you that the co-founder’s (Dr. Tom, Big Mike and Big Pat) beloved mother, Josephine “JoMa” Grace passed away on January 1, 2016. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Details below: 

Josephine Theresa (Bernardini) Grace

January 19, 1932 ~ January 1, 2017 (age 84)

 

 

On January 1, 2017; Josephine “JoMa” Theresa Grace passed away.  She was the beloved wife of Joseph Dennis Grace; loving mother of George Thomas Grace and his wife Terri, F. Michael Grace and his wife Suzie, J. Patrick Grace and his wife Kelly, Theresa Riebling and her husband Charles, Kelly Cromer and her husband Brian, John Grace and his wife Lisa, Colleen Middleton and her husband James & the late Denise Franz and her husband Charles; cherished grandmother of 28 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; dear sister of Ursula Parsons.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Josephine’s name to Leadership Through Athletics at 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road.

Family members and friends will gather at St. Clement I Catholic Church 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne, on Thursday from 3-8PM where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10AM.  Interment will immediately follow in the Meadowridge Memorial Park.

LTA’s 6th Annual Night of Leadership was a Night to Remember!

LTA’s 6th Annual Night of Leadership was a Night to Remember!

Thank you to everyone who contributed in making our 6th annual Night of Leadership a big success and night to remember.  LTA would like to extend a huge thank you to this year’s key note speaker, the Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., who serves as senior counsel in the Government Advocacy group at King and Spalding.

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Each year during the Night of Leadership we present a Community Leadership Award, LTA Service Award and the LTA Hall of Fame Award.  LTA would like to CONGRATULATE the following Award Winners:

Community Leadership Award:

  • The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.
  • Wayne McDowell
  • Theresa Lowery

LTA Service Award:

  • Josh Shea – Poole & Kent

LTA Hall of Fame Award

  • Leo Rosendale

We would also like to recognize and thank our LTA SPONSORS because without them, none of this would be possible:

  • Patrons
    • Bouland and Brush, LLC
    • Creative Print Group Incorporated
    • Dr. G. Thomas Grace
    • Regional Pest Management
    • Dr. Admando Sardi
    • The Poole and Kent Corporation
    • Urban Renaissance Builders, LLC
    • WeberMessick & WeberMessick Investment
  • Hosts
    • K & W Finishing, Inc.
    • Machado Construction Company, Inc.
    • Jonathan and Barbara Smith
  • Sponsors
    • Bay Country Consumer Finance, Inc.
    • Diversified Insurance
    • Ed Kasemeyer For Senate Committee
    • F&M Enterprises
    • Charles L. Harris
    • JDL Electric Co., Inc.
    • Maryland Glass & Mirror Co.
    • Dr. Harry Oken
    • St. John Properties
    • Stephenson Printing Inc.
    • Veritiv
    • Victory-360, LLC
  • Guests
    • David Abramson
    • Bouland and Brush, LLC
    • James Bryant
    • Marianne Caslin
    • Thomas Carroll
    • David Condron
    • Joseph Fields
    • J. Dennis Grace
    • Terri Hill
    • Mark Massimini
    • D. Harrison McCorkle
    • Mrs. Madalen McKenna, In Memory of John I McKenna, Sr.
    • Bennett Moore
    • Kathleen Phillips
    • Ann Powell
    • Eric Rozencwaig
    • David & Laura Thurston
  • Other/Additional
    • Bouland and Brush, LLC
    • Creative Print Group Incorporated
    • Terri Hill

COMING IN OCTOBER…JOIN US FOR OUR LTA 6TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF LEADERSHIP!

LEADERSHIP THROUGH ATHLETICS

6TH ANNUAL

NIGHT OF LEADERSHIP

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:00pm—8:00pm

Featuring Guest Speaker:

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

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.

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Mr. Brian White

President of Creative Print Group, INC

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Dear Supporters of LTA,

 

Leadership Through Athletics continuously engages our community through athletic and educational programs. We have accomplished encouraging and remarkable work in our Lansdowne community. However, there is still work to be done and challenges that still remain in front of us. LTA’s mission is to maintain the legacy of Lansdowne making it great place to live and to develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders.

The founders of LTA recognized a need for a community space that could help youth and adults come together in a positive constructive way to produce a better community. At LTA, we proudly serve our area seniors, adults and youth. We encourage leadership values and development, enhance educational experiences, promote health/fitness and we work to stabilize our Lansdowne community. The early-morning Weekday Walker program for seniors remains a success after more than 5 years. We continue to grow and strengthen our Mentoring program where coaches chose our gym as their home facility to develop and guide our youth. Open seven days a week, LTA offers batting cages for hitting and pitching practice, the multi-purpose room for meetings, birthday parties and church seminars.

Now more than ever, we need to provide our youth a safe, peaceful and loving environment. The too-frequent stories of violence in our country have us on edge and we all feel better knowing our youth and seniors have a place to escape. It’s comforting to know that LTA provides our youth in Lansdowne with a friendly place to build positive relationships while nurturing their strengths, interests and abilities.

However, we cannot accomplish our goals without your help. While we have a team of dedicated volunteers and staff, our work depends on public support, and every contribution makes an enormous impact. We seek to acquire funding to support our many programs and enhance our facilities. Whether you can offer a few dollars or a larger gift, please consider making a contribution to Leadership Through Athletics Inc. You might also consider purchasing a sponsorship for our sixth annual Night of Leadership, which honors local businessmen and women for their commitment to our community. This event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at our LTA facility.

We would like thank all our supporters, donors and volunteers for results we can all be proud of. We are enthusiastic about our future. Michael, Patrick and Tommy Grace join the Board of Directors and myself in wishing you a happy and healthy completion to 2016.

Sincerely,

Brian White

President, LTA Executive Committee

LTA Board Member

 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

ROBERT L. EHRLICH JR.

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The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is senior counsel in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice group at King & Spalding. He advises clients on a broad array of policy matters and their interactions with the federal government. Having served as Governor, U.S. Congressman, state legislator, and civil litigator, he counsels clients on an array of government matters, with particular expertise in health care, finance and economic development.

As Maryland’s first Republican Governor in 36 years when elected in 2002, he improved Maryland’s fiscal condition by turning $4 billion in inherited budget deficits into $2.3 billion in surpluses.  His pro-growth economic policies helped create 100,000 new private sector jobs.  He is an advocate for Maryland’s world-renown technology economy, enacting policies that positioned Maryland as a national leader in education, biotechnology, health care, and minority business advancement. He made record investments in public schools and authored Maryland’s first public charter schools law, enabling more than 7,000 students to attend 30 new public charter schools. He doubled funding for need-based college scholarships, helping college enrollment reach an all-time high.

Governor Ehrlich authored the historic Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act to restore America’s largest estuary. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation called it, “the most important environmental achievement in twenty years.

Governor Ehrlich launched construction on 123 statewide transportation projects in four years, and managed the most successful military base realignment and closure strategy in the nation.  He toughened penalties for sex offenders, drunk driving, and witness intimidation and established Maryland’s first Office of Homeland Security.

Governor Ehrlich earned national commendation for empowering individuals with disabilities.  He created the nation’s first cabinet-level Department of Disabilities, for which he earned the “Highest Recognition Award” from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, among other awards.

Prior to serving as Governor, Congressman Ehrlich won four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.  In Congress, he served as a member of the House Majority Whip team, wherein he helped pass comprehensive tax relief, greater access to health care, federal education reform, and the first balanced budget in a generation.

He also served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1986 to 1994, representing Baltimore County.  He served on the House Judiciary Committee and was instrumental in shaping state policy on tort reform, juvenile justice, and child abuse and neglect.

Prior to running for public office, Ehrlich was associated with the Baltimore law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver, where he practiced civil litigation for eleven years.  He served as a founding Member and Partner at the law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC in Baltimore. 

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Princeton University in 1979, where he captained the freshman and varsity football teams, and his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1982.

Governor Ehrlich has been recognized on many occasions for his outstanding public service including in 2009, when he became one of a handful of U.S. Citizens to receive the Order of Diplomatic Service award from the Government of Korea.

6th annual

Night of Leadership

Please join us for a cocktail reception

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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 Flyer:

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For ticket information please contact Kelsey Grace at 410.737.2117 or

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

LTA Founder, Pat Grace, Honored with the UPS Jim Casey Community Service Award!

LTA FOUNDER, PAT GRACE, HONORED WITH THE UPS JIM CASEY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD!

This year one of our LTA Founders, Pat Grace, was honored with the UPS Jim Casey Community Service Award. One UPS employee is selected to be given this award each year and it is the highest honor a UPS employee can achieve. As a result UPS donated $10,000 to our LTA Mission. UPS also created a 10 minute video which highlights all the critical work LTA continues to carry out in our community.

It is an honor to receive this type of recognition, not only for Pat, but also for our LTA Mission. LTA would like to thank UPS for all the positive words of encouragement and favorable recognition.

The video UPS created about LTA was distributed to all UPS employees. We wanted to share the video with you in hopes you will watch our story.

Please take a few minutes to watch our story:

Pat Grace – Jim Casey Community Service Award Video Links:

https://youtu.be/EAXlBuRvVZQ

https://youtu.be/liIH0WLxoSA

Link to Flyer:

http://www.ltathletics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Pat-Grace-Jim-Casey-Community-Service-Award.pdf

 

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2900 Hammonds Ferry Road
Halethorpe, MD. 21227
Phone: 410-737-2117
Email: kelsey@leadershipthroughathletics.org

 

 

Happening this October…LTA Night of Leadership 2016

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

LTA Night of Leadership

October 27, 2016

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Key Note Speaker:

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is senior counsel in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice group at King & Spalding. He advises clients on a broad array of policy matters and their interactions with the federal government. Having served as Governor, U.S. Congressman, state legislator, and civil litigator, he counsels clients on an array of government matters, with particular expertise in health care, finance and economic development.

As Maryland’s first Republican Governor in 36 years when elected in 2002, he improved Maryland’s fiscal condition by turning $4 billion in inherited budget deficits into $2.3 billion in surpluses.  His pro-growth economic policies helped create 100,000 new private sector jobs.  He is an advocate for Maryland’s world-renown technology economy, enacting policies that positioned Maryland as a national leader in education, biotechnology, health care, and minority business advancement. He made record investments in public schools and authored Maryland’s first public charter schools law, enabling more than 7,000 students to attend 30 new public charter schools. He doubled funding for need-based college scholarships, helping college enrollment reach an all-time high.

Governor Ehrlich authored the historic Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act to restore America’s largest estuary. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation called it, “the most important environmental achievement in twenty years.

Governor Ehrlich launched construction on 123 statewide transportation projects in four years, and managed the most successful military base realignment and closure strategy in the nation.  He toughened penalties for sex offenders, drunk driving, and witness intimidation and established Maryland’s first Office of Homeland Security.

Governor Ehrlich earned national commendation for empowering individuals with disabilities.  He created the nation’s first cabinet-level Department of Disabilities, for which he earned the “Highest Recognition Award” from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, among other awards.

Prior to serving as Governor, Congressman Ehrlich won four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.  In Congress, he served as a member of the House Majority Whip team, wherein he helped pass comprehensive tax relief, greater access to health care, federal education reform, and the first balanced budget in a generation.

He also served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1986 to 1994, representing Baltimore County.  He served on the House Judiciary Committee and was instrumental in shaping state policy on tort reform, juvenile justice, and child abuse and neglect.

Prior to running for public office, Ehrlich was associated with the Baltimore law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver, where he practiced civil litigation for eleven years.  He served as a founding Member and Partner at the law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC in Baltimore.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Princeton University in 1979, where he captained the freshman and varsity football teams, and his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1982.

Governor Ehrlich has been recognized on many occasions for his outstanding public service including in 2009, when he became one of a handful of U.S. Citizens to receive the Order of Diplomatic Service award from the Government of Korea.