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Celebration of Excellence - MRPA Awards Ceremony
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When: February 27, 2020
11 AM - 1 PM
Where: Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 
United States
Contact: MRPA staff

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2020 MRPA Awards Banquet & Silent Auction


February 27, 2020, 11 AM

Cylburn Aboretum

4915 Greenspring Ave.

Baltimore, MD







JUST ANNOUNCED: ESPN national writer Eddie Matz will be the keynote speaker at the MRPA Agency Showcase and Awards luncheon on Thursday, February 27 at the Vollmer Center at Clyburn Arboretum. Eddie grew up playing recreation sports in the Baltimore area. A father of three boys, Eddie moved back to Maryland in 2008 and has been an active volunteer with the Greater Pikesville Recreation Council ever since. In 2018 he was awarded a citation from the Maryland General Assembly for his dedication to the community. He has authored numerous stories on the state of youth sports in America. Eddie is currently the national beat writer for the Orioles and Nationals for ESPN.


Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Eddie Matz and to honor and recognize your peers from around the state at the 2020 MRPA Agency Showcase and Awards luncheon. Tickets are now on sale for $25 per person or a table of 8 for $160. See all the amazing things departments are doing around the state with programing and promotion. Over 30 awards will be presented for the best websites, social media, brochures, activity guides, festivals, site planning, volunteers and more! Judging was completed this week, so winning agencies will be notified shortly!


For more information on the awards luncheon, please contact Matt Purkins at or Corey Smith at


Awards to be presented include:


MRPA Showcase Awards (all categories)


  • Activity Guide
  • Facility Brochure
  • Photo
  • Program Flyer
  • Program Logo
  • Special Event Publication
  • Social Media
  • Website

MRPA Annual Awards

  • Landscape Site Award
  • Writing, Research & Audio Visual Award
  • Maryland My Maryland Special Event Awrd
  • Raising Up Award
  • Community Organization Award
  • Community Volunteer Award

Cost:  $25/person; $160/table


Silent Auction will be available.


We are sorry but we are not able to offer refunds for this event.

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