Maryland Office of Sports Marketing 

Issue 6, November/December 2012

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In This Issue

 The Months That Were


The Months Ahead  


Heads Up...


OSM Update   


Media Blitz 


TEAM Maryland Spotlight  


Major Events 

ACC Men's Soccer Championships
November 9-11
Maryland SoccerPlex

TEAMS Table Tennis Championship
November 23-25
Baltimore Convention Center
USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships
February 13-18, 2013
Baltimore Convention Center
USATF Masters Indoor Championships
March 22-24, 2013


Pantech Beach Championships
June 2013
Ocean City

Cal Ripken World Series

August 9-18, 2013

Ripken Baseball Academy 



Grand Prix of Baltimore

August 30- September 1, 2013

Streets of Baltimore 


Maryland v. West Virginia
September 21, 2013
M&T Bank Stadium
2014 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships

 May 24- 26, 2014

M&T Bank Stadium


ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
September 16-21, 2014
America's Game: Army v. Navy
December 13, 2014
M&T Bank Stadium
TEAM Maryland
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Charles County
Frederick County
Garrett County
Harford County
Howard County
Montgomery County
Ocean City
Prince George's County
St. Mary's County
Wicomico County

TEAM Maryland  

 From the Director's Desk  

Terry Hasseltine

Hello from Maryland!


The past sixty days has been a busy, productive and enriching time for the Office of Sports Marketing and our TEAM Maryland partners. It started with a trip to Ireland where I was part of a Sister State Mission trip. More importantly as it pertains to sports, I met with senior members of the University College, Cork Athletic and Physical Education staff where we discussed sports and several exchange opportunities that could bring students and teams to Maryland. We look forward to hosting numerous "friendly" sports matches as well as exhibitions of non-traditional US sports. In addition, I met with senior members of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) staff. We discussed opportunities and partnerships here in Maryland, as well as, in the States. There are unique opportunities for us in sports like rugby, field hockey, Irish Football and hurling as they grow in popularity.


Shortly thereafter, OSM attended the NASC Small/Mid-Market Segment,USOC Sports Link and US Olympic Assembly meetings in Colorado Springs.The dialog amongst our groups was very informative.Lastly, TEAM Maryland embarked on the TEAMS Conference and Expo in Detroit where we sponsored the eCruisers (a huge hit), exhibited and conducted appointments at the tradeshow.


As mentioned, the past sixty days since our last Maryland @ Play have been a busy time for cultivation, networking and site visits for OSM and TEAM Maryland. However, we have been just as busy hosting events as you'll see in the features below.


All the best,


MonthThatWasThe Months That Were 

The 2012 Labor Day holiday was an eventful weekend for Maryland Sports. In addition to the Grand Prix of Baltimore, McLean Youth Soccer and Adidas hosted the 2nd annual McLean Premier Soccer Tournament at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County, welcoming boys' and girls' soccer travel or select teams. Invitations were extended to participants in age groups ranging from U13-U19 with national and regional division champions being recognized. Off the soccer field and near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay the 46th Annual CBYRA Race Week occupied the city of Annapolis. National sailing and yachting were showcased during this regatta. These three days of racing were also accompanied by daily tent parties at the Annapolis City Dock and awards ceremonies.


Medalists from the London Olympics could be found in Western Maryland canoe and kayak racing at the Deep Creek Open held on Sept 8-9. Senior international teams gathered to compete on ASCI's man- made river channel in Garrett County. The racing in September continued on foot and on bicycles, especially on Sunday September 9th. Wicomico County accommodated the 3rd Annual Hidden Treasures Half Marathon 5K. This was a qualifying event for the NYC Marathon which was highlighted for its flat trails. On the same day, in Charles County, the Southern Maryland Century Bicycle Ride -The Indian Head 100- was presented by the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club. The bicycle riders had routes of 16, 29, 43, 60 to 100 miles to choose from starting at the Indian Head Village Green


Prince George's County welcomed out-of -state College Football to the Washington Redskins' FedExField. West Virginia Mountaineers defeated James Madison Dukes on September 15, 2012 with a score of 42-12. And two weeks later on September 29th, spectators could catch a rematch of the 2009 Orange Bowl between Virginia Tech and Cincinnati. But unlike the outcome of that bowl game, the Bearcats defeated the Hokies with a score of 27-24. Action continued on the 29th in Dorchester County as the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival took place. Riders gathered at Great Marsh Park for the event which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic. Also on that day, Shawan Downs' signature event, the Legacy Chase, took place as it was benefited and hosted by GBMC Healthcare. This facility is located in Baltimore County and consists of a day filled with multiple steeplechase races. This event also featured a $50,000 purse.


October kicked off with the annual Discovery Cup soccer tournament at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County. On the October 15th, the Baltimore Running Festival took over Baltimore City as 27,000 runners invaded just about every inch of the city for the Festival. The racing options included the Under Armour Baltimore Full marathon, Legg Mason Team Relay, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield half-marathon, 5K and the Kids fun Run. Camden Yards Sports Complex was the venue for this USATF certified Boston Qualifier Course. In Harford County, the Brine Indian Summer Lacrosse Tournament was held at the Maryland Polo Fields. This competitive lacrosse tournament was divided with Middle School and High School girls competing on October 20th and U11, U13 and U15 boys competing on October 21st. The top Boy's teams in the U13 and U15 divisions will receive invites to attend the Dick's Sporting Good Tournament of Champions in Wesley Chaple, FL.

MonthToComeThe Months Ahead   

This November we have a number of great events happening here in Maryland, one of them is taking place November 2- 4 at the Maryland International Raceway in St. Mary's County. The U.S. Army World Cup Finals (Import vs. Domestic) will have over 600 drag racers competing in ten different classes to bring you side-by-side action of every type of genre in drag racing with the top cars from virtually every sanctioning body and series in the country!


The ACC Men's Soccer Championship arrives in Maryland, at the Maryland Soccerplex in Montgomery County. The four winning teams from the quarterfinals will begin matches Friday, November 9th at 5:30 & 8, games will be on ESPN3. Tickets are on sale now for both semis and the final on Sunday at noon.


Thanksgiving weekend NATT & JOOLA will host the 15th Annual North American Teams Table Tennis Championships, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore City. Nearly three thousand players and spectators from around the world attend this event every year!! Watch this incredibly fast-paced sport live in person or streaming on-line!


The NSCAA Baltimore Junior College Showcase Presented by Under Armour will be at 4 different locations within Howard County (Covenant Park, Rockburn Regional Park, Cedar Lane Park, and Western Regional Park). This is a US Club Sanctioned tournament. All teams must be affiliated and their players registered with USYSA through their respective state associations or US Club Soccer. Premier, elite and classic brackets may be available, depending on entries.


On December 26-29 we have the Governor's Basketball Challenge in Wicomico County at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Governor O'Malley (MD) and Governor Markel (DE) have thrown down the gauntlet to see which state will take home the title as the winner of the 2012 Governor's Challenge. Both Maryland and Delaware will be represented by 20 high school boys' basketball teams.

HeadsUpHeads Up...  

Savage Race, a Mad Cap Events production is heading to Maryland in 2013! The buttocks kicking 21+ obstacle race course will arrive in Kent County at Hopkins Game Farm July 20th. Registration is now open!
The IRL has released the 2013 schedule and the streets of Baltimore will come alive with the buzzing of high octanie engines August 30- September 1, 2013.

 IntheNewsOSM Update   

OSM and TEAM Maryland have embarked on an economic impact study on the affects amateur sports have on Maryland's economy. The study is being conducted by Crossroads Consulting and should be completed in summer of 2013.

OSM's "Year of Education" is underway! We are making our way through Maryland to talk about the sports travel & event industry to local colleges and universities with Sports Management/Marketing programs. Next group? Stay tuned.

 MediaMedia Blitz  

Check out what people are saying about Maryland:

TeamMDSpotlightTEAM Maryland Spotlight 

November 2-4

US Army World Cup Finals

Maryland International Raceway

St. Mary's


November 9-11

ACC Men's Soccer Championship

Maryland SoccerPlex



Tournament of the Americas

USNA LeJuene Hall

Anne Arundel


14th Annual Frederick Cup

Skate Frederick



November 17-18

Warrior Dash Diamond Lacrosse Showcase

St. Paul's School



November 17-18

American Youth Football Regional Tournament

Cedar Lane Regional Park



November 23-25

NSCAA Baltimore Jr/College Showcase

Covenant Park



JOOLA North American Teams Championship

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore City


TEAM Maryland

December 1st

Ocean City Christmas Classic- Dance World Bid Event

Powell Convention Center

Ocean City

December 15th
Wisp Resort

December 26-29
Governor's Basketball Challenge
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

February 16-17, 2013
Unique Classic
Unique Sports Academy