The Washington Times - April 29, 2009, 10:27AM

Let’s face it. Typically, this isn’t the place to find uplifting community news.

But I just had an interesting bit passed along about the Maryland basketball team’s plans for this weekend —- participating in the Packard Center for ALS Research’s 5K on Saturday in Baltimore. While the Terps are accustomed to the 6 a.m. offseason workouts strength coach Paul Ricci puts them through, this is probably the most worthwhile early wake-up call they’ll receive all year.


Although online registration is closed, in-person registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at M&T Bank Stadium, with proceeds going to research effective treatment and a cure for ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease known commonly as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Here’s a link to more information on registration.

- Patrick Stevens