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Meet the “Ball Thugs” a local flag football team from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area participating in the Mid East Sports 2012 Spring Flag Football league.  The Ball Thugs are probably one of the most organized and well talented team you will see in flag football competition in the metro area.  A diverse and skilled team; they exemplified the spirit of “National Athletics”; good sportsmanship in healthy competition.  Their outstanding performance in the championship series was worth mentioning and National Athletics looks forward to following this team during the summer league.  Well done "Ball Thugs"
 
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It is hard to miss that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! But, now that the month is coming to a close and we have worn every pink item in our closets, donated money and walked to our hearts content …do you really know what you NEED to know about this disease?
 
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March Madness! Those words call out to every college basketball fan across the nation. If your one of them the next few weeks signifies great basketball, spring break and the unofficial month long holiday during the NCAA tournament.  The only other holiday that compares to March Madness is the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl.  For college basketball teams; entering the tournament is a rite of passage for 64 teams to earn the opportunity to advance to the sweet 16, elite 8 and the final four.  After three weeks of intense play, the two surviving teams play for the grand prize "The NCAA National Championship”  
 
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The 2012 United Way Campaign served up a little healthy basketball competition between the Prince Georges County Department of Public Works “Ballaz” and the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections “Renegades”. For the Campaign, both agencies teamed up to hold a charity basketball fundraiser at Cedar Heights Recreational Center.  A greater than expected crowd of fellow employees, family members and agency leadership were on hand from both agencies to support their employees including DPW&T's own Gwen Clerkley, Associate Director of Highway Maintenance and Andre Issayan, Deputy  Director of DPW&T  just to name a few. 
 
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Thi ummer two of my dream will come true, playing in an international tournament and traveling abroad. The e dream were made po ible when I wa invited by AIST (American International Sport Team ) to play on one of their oftball team . Thi program elect athlete who have performed well in their previou ea on or have been een by AIST cout that travel the nation, giving athlete the opportunity to travel abroad to play their port of choice. The e athlete are at the college level, playing in NCAA divi ion I, II, III, NAIA, or Jr. College. The idea i to give player a lifelong memory and the honor of repre enting the United State . The e tour could al o open door to a future playing for a profe ional team abroad. Even though thi i a US team not all player...
 
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Summertime i here! You’ve worked hard to how off tho e toned arm , ripped ab and hot new wim uit and now i your time to hine. However, ju t becau e ummer i here doe n’t mean the work top , right? Mo t of u are preoccupied with how we look throughout the ummer month , but unfortunately not enough of u worry about how we feel. Heat-related illne e uch a heat exhau tion and heat troke are eriou and can be life threatening.  Before you hit the track or the field, think about the e imple tip to keep you performing your be t all ummer long: 1)  Drink lot of fluid : You can’t go wrong with drinking plenty of water before, during and after you workout, but if you are engaging in a very inten e or prolonged workout al o bring along a ...
 
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The Charles Flowers Jaguars moved pass the Bladensburg Mustangs in an impressive 27-6 win at Jaguar Stadium in Springdale on Saturday.  Flowers exploded in the first quarter when Running Backs Daquan Davis #28 and Carl Turner #6 combined for a pair of touchdowns to put the Jaguars ahead 13-0. The Jaguar defense held Bladensburg to less than 50 yards of total offense in the first quarter.  The Jaguars’ third touchdown at the top of the second quarter came when Jaguar Quarterback Roman Williams threw an 11 yard touchdown pass to Bentley Ukonu giving Flowers a 21 point lead.  With just 8 minutes left in the second quarter, a Flowers’ muffled punt is recovered by the Mustangs on the Jaguars 20 yard line. 
 
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The Southern Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association held its One day 2012 tournaments for the Potomac and Chesapeake Leagues in Bowie this past weekend.  The well attended tournament featured teams from all over the State of Maryland; featuring ages from 5-6 year olds to 15.
 
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LOOKING FOR CAMPS? Starting July 14th – August 15th are our  Sports Camps and Lango Camps. Regular Camp hours 9am-4pm.  Before and after care is 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Join in NOW before it’s to late!
 
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First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to Alice Deal Middle School to promote physical fitness and staying fit amongst our young people.Her message is simple exercise, eat healthy, and stay in shape.During this visit First Lady Obama is joined by over 600 student in a let’s Move! Flash Workout.The workout song was created by Beyoncé in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF).
 
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Samantha Shumaker, Saint Vincent College Class of 2013 - The Prague Trip Samantha Shumaker Featured Hot

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Written by Samantha Shumaker     June 13, 2012    
 
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This summer two of my dreams will come true, playing in an international tournament and traveling abroad. These dreams were made possible when I was invited by AIST (American International Sports Teams) to play on one of their softball teams. This program selects athletes who have performed well in their previous season or have been seen by AIST scouts that travel the nation, giving athletes the opportunity to travel abroad to play their sport of choice. These athletes are at the college level, playing in NCAA division I, II, III, NAIA, or Jr. College. The idea is to give players a lifelong memory and the honor of representing the United States. These tours could also open doors to a future playing for a professional team abroad. Even though this is a US team not all players who participate in the program have to be from the US. AIST has softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, basketball, field hockey, football, and volleyball teams. Tours are available in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Holland, Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina, San Marino, and Prague. The team I am playing on consists entirely of college level players, but AIST provides teams for U19 and U18 at the high school level, and for entire teams who are interested in traveling abroad. My story starts this past fall when I received an email from my college softball coach, Nicole Hinerman at Saint Vincent College (D-III) in Latrobe, Pa. This email was a message that she received from AIST President, Chad Wilkinson, inviting three of my teammates and me to play on the Prague tour team or the Italy tour team. Three of us, myself included, had received the honor of being selected PAC All-Conference the previous season, and the fourth girl had received that honor the year before. Our selection for the invitation was based on our statistics and our selection to the All-Conference team. I am a chemistry major with a biology minor, therefore I do not have the opportunity to participate in a semester abroad program, so I jumped at the chance to travel with this tour and play softball.

I chose to participate in the Prague Softball tour. This tournament has had participation in the past by the Czech National Team, German National Team, Scotland, England, Australia, Sweden, Russia, and several others. On the 22nd of July I will finally be taking my long awaited trip to Europe. We will be spending time in Munich, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic. During the trip, we will be touring the two cities seeing sites like the Olympic Stadium, Dachau Concentration Camp, castles, cathedrals, and the many wonders of these two beautiful, culture- rich cities. Another softball team consisting of players in a higher division of the NCAA and a baseball team will be traveling with my team, as well. I am the lone player from the East coast of the United States on my team, and between the three teams I am one of only two players from Pennsylvania. The opportunity to meet players from many diverse backgrounds, and the amazing setting of the tour will provide a once in a lifetime memory as my softball career comes to a close within the next year. Now all that is left is to pack and play some ball!

For more information about AIST you can visit aist.us, follow them on Twitter @aist20, or like them on Facebook, TeamAIST. If you follow them on the social media you can also see updates about my trip to Prague and other trips.

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