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Star-Spangled Banner Flies Above M&T Bank Stadium During Ravens Playoff Game

Star-Spangled Banner Flies Above M&T Bank Stadium During Ravens Playoff Game

The following information was sent to us by the Maryland Stadium Authority's, Jan Hardesty:

 

In preparation for the Ravens playoff game on Sunday, M&T Bank Stadium is flying for the first time the commemorative 15-star, 15-stripe American flag – a replica of the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the National Anthem following the all-night British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814.

 

Athlete Spotlight: Local Figure Skater and Olympian Kimmie Meissner

Athlete Spotlight: Local Figure Skater and Olympian Kimmie Meissner

Born in Towson, Maryland, Kimmie Meissner is a figure skater that became a World Champion in 2006 and a National Champion in 2007. She also competed in the U.S. Olympic games in 2006 where she finished 6th place.

We caught up with Meissner at an outdoor ice skating event in Rockville where she performed and signed autographs for hundreds of fans.

 

How was it to compete in the U.S. Olympics at such a young age?

To get to the Olympics in 2006 was difficult. You had to place in the top two at nationals because there were only two spots and the talent was pretty tough. I competed against people that I looked up to as a child such as Sasha Cohen, Michelle Kwan, and Emily Hughes. It was the best thing that has happened to me.

PGPD to Resume 2nd Annual “IRON TEAM” Endurance Competition

PGPD to Resume 2nd Annual “IRON TEAM” Endurance Competition

According to The Prince George’s County Police Department, their Special Operations Division will resume hosting their 2nd annual “IRON TEAM” Endurance Competition at Supplee Park in Laurel, Maryland.  

Badges for Baseball Camp with Cal Ripken Sr.

Badges for Baseball Camp with Cal Ripken Sr.

 

This Friday, August 19, at 9 a.m., Sheriff Rex W. Coffey, CCSO School Resource officers, members of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and baseball players from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will meet and greet 100 Charles County kids ages 10 – 14 for the county’s second annual Badges for Baseball camp. The camp is a free program sponsored by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation that offers local youth free baseball instruction from the pros and the opportunity to work side-by-side with sheriff’s officers who will help mentor and guide participants.  

 

WHO:             Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey

       School Resource Officers

       Cal Ripken, Sr. Baseball Foundation

8th Annual Kids Health & Fitness Expo

8th Annual Kids Health & Fitness Expo

The Following Information comes to us from Holy Cross Hospital's Monika Driver:

The Healthier You-Fit Kids Health & Fitness Expo and Challenge produced by The Fit Solution and Holy Cross Hospital will take over downtown Silver Spring on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11am-9pm for an 8th consecutive year!. The Expo portion will take place in City Place Mall with a Fitness Makeover Reveal, fitness performances, and over (70) health and fitness exhibitors featuring Downtown Silver Spring merchants and leading wellness experts/physicians, natural food companies, kids activities, fitness gurus and much more.