SALISBURY- Local soccer fans will have the opportunity next week to meet and greet and have a drink served to them by one of the sport’s all-time greats all in the name of a worthy cause.
Brew River Dock Bar in Salisbury next Wednesday is hosting a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis in the name of young local Keller Koch, who was diagnosed with the disease at the age of three. Keller’s father Corey Koch is the brother-in-law of U.S. women’s soccer great Tisha Venturini-Hoch, who is likely the most decorated athlete in women’s soccer history.
Venturini-Hoch will serve as guest bartender at next Wednesday’s benefit for Cystic Fibrosis at the Brew River Dock Bar with proceeds going to the foundation in the name of Team Keller. Venturini-Hoch was a four-time national champion at the University of North Carolina from 1991 to 1994. In 1996, Venturini-Hoch was on the U.S. Women’s National Team that won an Olympic gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta and scored the U.S. team’s first-ever goal in Olympic competition.
In 1999, Venturini-Hoch was a member of the U.S. women’s national team that won the FIFA World Cup championship. She later won a professional championship in women’s soccer with the Bay Area Cyber Rays. She is believed to be the only athlete in history to win a collegiate championship, an Olympic championship, a World Cup championship and a professional championship.
Venturini-Hoch will be the featured guest bartender at the Cystic Fibrosis fundraising event next Wednesday at Brew River and will bring her Olympic gold medal. She will pose for pictures, sign autographs and allow attendees to wear and touch her Olympic medal. The event is set for next Wednesday, August 5, at Brew River from 5-9 p.m.
There will be live music and drink specials all night and the event is open to all ages. Proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation under the name Team Keller.
The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s 2015 Men’s Softball League concluded last week with champions crowned in both the Bayside and Atlantic Divisions. In the Bayside Division, the BYB team pictured above took the title with a 12-4 win over Abbey Burger in the championship games. In the Atlantic Division, it was the Fisher’s Popcorn … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Eastern Shore’s growing lacrosse presence around the region and beyond was greatly enhanced by the Quiet Storm Surf and Stick 2018 team throughout this summer with strong finishes in several high-profile tournaments around the country. The Quiet Storm 2018 team, made up largely of rising sophomores from all over the Eastern Shore including players from Decatur, Worcester … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The 2nd Annual Big Fish Classic last weekend certainly lived up to the hype with several huge fish in every category weighed on the historic docks on Talbot Street. Produced by Huk Performance Fishing and hosted by M.R. Ducks and the Angler, the Big Fish Classic is a unique tournament that features boats and teams of anglers fishing … Continue reading
POCOMOKE- Worcester County, the Lower Shore and the entire Bayside Conference community this week is mourning the sudden passing of legendary Pocomoke High School field hockey coach Susan Pusey, who passed away last weekend at the age of 56. Pusey was well known and well liked far beyond Pocomoke High School community where she led the Warriors’ field hockey team … Continue reading
BERLIN- The Berlin Little League 9-10 All-Star team made a great run in its attempt to repeat as state champions this week, but finished 2-2 in the tournament and bowed out on Tuesday. The Berlin 9-10 team repeated as District 8 champions earlier this month and rode momentum into the state championship tournament in western Maryland starting last weekend. Berlin … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- Returning for its second year, the Big Fish Classic got underway today with a new format featuring anglers fishing for 32 hours straight in search of the largest fish of any species. The Big Fish Classic is set for today through Sunday on the pier at Talbot Street, which is essentially the epicenter for Ocean City’s rich fishing … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The second leg of the Delmarva High School Tennis Tournament hosted by the Ocean City Tennis Center last weekend moved local competitors closer to the finale in the summer-long Grand Prix tournament. High school tennis players from all over Delmarva competed in the event at the Ocean City Tennis Center last Sunday. All four divisions came down to … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The 11th Annual Kid’s Classic fishing tournament hosted last weekend by the Ocean City Marlin Club was once again a big success with fish of all sizes and species caught and, more importantly, funds raised for the Wish-A-Fish Foundation. Dozens of young anglers of all ages competed in various categories from billfish and tuna offshore to croaker and … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department next week is offering the annual Salisbury University Girls’ All-Star Basketball Camp led by Head Coach Kelly Lewandwoski. Lewandwoski and her staff have designed a camp that focuses on skill development through fun and innovative drills. Campers are also taught game strategy and further improve their skills by playing competitive games. … Continue reading