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May 23, 2014

Maryland Parks and Recreation Association

In This Issue

1. Summer Membership
2. NRPA Congress
3. July Lottery
4. Wounded Warrior Softball

MRPA July Lottery


Tickets for the July Lottery are available for just $5.  Your number is good for the month of July.  Drawings are held each evening and you have a chance to win between $50 and $250.  For tickets or information contact Phil Bryan at 410-313-1668 or

NFL Stars vs. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team 

June 7, 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM)

Prince George's Stadium 

General Admission - $20
VIP Autograph Session - $99

Benefiting Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Connected Warrior Foundation, Disabled Sports USA.

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MRPA Summer General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, July 23

Conquest Beach, Queen Anne's County


Early Bird Registration is Open!


Health of the Chesapeake Bay - Maintaining the Sustainability of Its Resources (CEUs pending)

Speaker:  Brenda Davis, Maryland DNR - Blue Crab Program Manager and staff from Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

Registration at 9:30 AM
Workshop at 10 AM


Early Bird Registration can be completed now on the website.  Please logon to the website prior to registering so you get the member early bird price of $48.  eMails were sent out to current members with account and passwords.  If you are a current member and did not receive this email then contact us at

NRPA 2014 Congress State Housing Block

Now Open


The Maryland room block is open for the 2014 NRPA Congress - Great Ideas Start in Charlotte, NC, October 14 - 16.  Join thousands of your colleagues from around the country for the premium park and recreation community event of the year.


To book you room in the Maryland block, go to   

The Username is Maryland and the Password is ravens.


The Maryland block is at the Hilton Charlotte City Center, conveniently located across the street from the convention center.


Registration for NRPA Congress is also open.  To register for the NRPA Congress, go to

Gateway to Gold - U.S. Paralympics Talent ID Day


Gateway to Gold is a talent identification initiative designed to help U.S. Paralympics identify potential athletes with Paralympic eligible impairments.  Adaptive sports programs around the country are helping Team USA accomplish this goal by facilitating Talent ID Days.  Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP) in partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) has been selected by U.S. Paralympics to host a Talent ID on June 14 (Saturday) and June 15 (Sunday) and we are inviting you to join us as we discover future Paralympic champions.


The Gateway to Gold talent identification event will introduce individuals with Paralympic eligible impairments, including youth, adults and military veterans, to Paralympic sports with hopes of identifying hopefuls for future U.S. Paralympic Teams. As a part of the clinic, prospective athletes will be tested on a variety of skills that can help determine their aptitude for Paralympic sport.


BCRP and KKI coaches and volunteers will record scores and enter them in to a database that will be analyzed by Team USA sport performance teams to determine which athletes show aptitude in particular areas.  This determination may lead to additional opportunities and event invitations for athletes who are ready for the next level in their athletic pursuits.


To guarantee your opportunity to participate in a testing protocol, please complete your registration by Friday, May 30.   To register or for additional information, please contact Robert Signor (Baltimore City Recreation & Parks) at (410) 396-1550 or via e-mail at
You may register the day of the event, but pre-registration ensures that you will be tested.


Additional information may also be found at



This event is free to participants and we encourage you to share news of the event to those whom it may apply.


Maryland Parks and Recreation Assocaiton
Prince George's Stadium
4101 Crain Highway, Suite 201
Bowie, MD 20716

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