The 13th Annual 2018 Annapolis Open®
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The 13th Annual 2018 Annapolis Open®

The 13th Annual 2017 Annapolis Open® Tournament in memory of Officer Grant Turner will be held on March 23-25, 2018.

Registration starts on or after November 1, 2017.

Grant Turner Memorial Scholarship

The Annapolis Open - Officer Grant Turner Memorial Baseball Tournament uses part of the proceeds to fund a scholarship in Grant Turner's name at South River High, Annapolis Sr. High, Arundel High, Glen Burnie High, Old Mill High, and Severna Park High Schools as well as for children of MDTAP Officers.

Grant graduated from South River High School where he played in a number of sports. Grant was not the star player but he was the one with the most heart who tried as hard as he could. Grant suffered from athletic asthma but this condition did not stop him from going out for sports he loved. This scholarship honors him by choosing the high school player, or sporting participant (such as a team manager), who exhibits the same perseverance and tenacity as Grant.

The scholarship is administered by Grant Turner Memorial Fund board of directors. For further information contact Mrs. Hirsch at South River High School and Mrs. Whitlock at Annapolis Sr. High School

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  • Officer Grant Turner Memorial Baseball Tournament

    Mid Atlantic Tournament Baseball (MATB) and the General’s Highway Athletic Association are honored to partner with the Grant Turner Memorial Fund to bring to you the 2018 Annapolis Open®.

    The Annapolis Open® Baseball Tournament began operating in 2005 with the first tournament held in March 2006 at General's Highway Corridor Park. The Open is in memory of Officer Grant Turner, a young man who loved baseball in his brief and illustrious life. The Annapolis Open supports the Grant Turner Memorial Fund, which provides college scholarships, in Grant's name1, to local high school students.

    The Annapolis Open® will be held on March 23rd, 24th and 25th of 2018 and is sponsored by MATB, with support from the Generals Highway Athletic Association, Maryland Diamond Umpires Association, members of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA Police) and the Turner family.
  • About Grant Turner

    Grant, the son of Nancy and Phil Turner, Sr., was born on March 15, 1981 in Annapolis, Maryland. Grant spent his childhood growing up with his parents, his sister, Melissa Kahl, and brother Philip, Jr. in Riva, Maryland. Grant, a 1999 graduate of South River High School was a member of the Boy Scouts of America (Troop #454), in Davidsonville, Maryland and the Maryland Mud Bugs Four Wheelers Club. Grant was exuberant about life and enjoyed everything outdoors, to include, hunting, sports, camping, and more.

    As a young boy, Grant participated in soccer, football, lacrosse, basketball, and his favorite sport baseball. His love and passion for baseball was the motivational factor that drove him, as a high school student, to become a certified umpire with the Maryland Diamond Umpire Association. In 2001, Grant was invited to umpire, for a week, at the Little League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

    In September of 2004, Grant proposed Jennifer Carr and a September 2005 wedding was planned. Grant and Jen, who knew each other since they were teenagers, resided in Crofton, Maryland, and were excited to start their family.

    Like so many family members before him, Grant entered the field of law enforcement, in January 2005, by joining the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA). Among those family members who walked the beat before him were: Elon Turner, the first sheriff of Prince George’s County; William Hadel Muhl, the one-armed Constable of Baltimore City; Agent Paul Turner, FBI; Timothy Broderick, Baltimore City Police; Sergeant Frank Muhl, Tuscon, Arizona; Officer Mike Fahey, Farmington, New Mexico; best friend Trooper 1st Class Jason Lambert, Maryland State Police; and his loving father, Philip L. Turner, retired Sergeant of the Annapolis City Police and retired Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Deputy.

    Grant was a proud member of MDTA Police Department Class #37. Grant’s death occurred a mere 5 weeks before his graduation from the academy. At the time of his death, Grant had fulfilled all of the qualifications required by the Maryland Police Training Commission and was ranked #3 in his academy class. In addition, he was on the Deans Honor’s List at the Baltimore County Community College.

    It is fitting that Grant’s final sacrifice was part of his MDTA Police Department academy training. Class #37 was participating in the Duke Aaron 5K Memorial Run, to honor a fallen hero and raise funds for the MDTA Widows and Orphans Fund. Grant had just completed the 5K run, ranking 64th out of a field of 99 runners, when he collapsed to the ground after turning in his scorecard. Despite valiant efforts of the medical personnel on hand, Grant passed away.

    Grant’s life may have been short but his life was filled with joy, love, passion, energy, and a commitment to those who shared his life. Grant exuded warmth and wit, humor and happiness, and an enduring spirit. He left behind many loved ones who cherish their memories of life with Grant: his loving fiancée Jennifer; his parents Phil and Nancy; sister and brother Melissa and Philip; his brother-in-law Steve Kahl, and nieces and nephews Kayleigh, Justine, Brandon, and Ryan; and his grandmothers Agnes Turner Gimbel and Ilean Brinkmeyer. Grant was welcomed into glory by his grandfathers, John Turner, Kenneth Brinkmeyer, and John Gimbel. The Annapolis Open is dedicated to the memory of Grant and exudes his passion for life and love of this tremendous game.

2016 Winners

2016 Winners

2016 Winners

  • Caleb Foster from South River High School
  • Nathaniel Vance from Annapolis High School
  • Tyson Sisk-Marshall from Arundel High School
  • Kenaurd Tharpe from Old Mill High School
  • Airrick Powell from Glen Burnie High School
  • Janidy Madera from Severna Park High School
  • Allisyn Freburger from Chesapeake High School

2015 Winners

2015 Winners

2015 Winners

  • Gunner Schimoler from South River High School
  • Aidan Fowler from Annapolis High School
  • Jayson Stuart from Arundel High School
  • Morgan Cogdell from Old Mill High School
  • John Griffin from Glen Burnie High School
  • Joseph Wild from Severna Park High School

2014 Winners

2014 Winners

2014 Winners

  • Brian Baldwin from South River High School
  • Kennady K'Jean Moseley from South River High School
  • Taylor Smith from South River High School
  • Erick White from Annapolis High School
  • Gerald Ringgold from Arundel High School
  • Nathan Evans from Old Mill High School
  • Jessica Robinson from Glen Burnie High School
  • Emma Slattery from Severna Park High School

2013 Winners

2013 Winners

2013 Winners

  • Kari Murphy from South River High School
  • David Remaley from Annapolis High School
  • Kela Ballard from Arundel High School
  • Jonathan Tyiska from Old Mill High School
  • Garrett Brown from Glen Burnie High School
  • Michael Minter from Severna Park High School

2012 Winners

2012 Winners

2012 Winners

  • Joseph Scott from South River High School
  • Brent Reid from Annapolis High School
  • Blake Williams from Arundel High School
  • Kayla Hertz from Old Mill High School
  • Claire Hanratty from Severna Park High School

2011 Winners

2011 Winners

2011 Winners

  • Joseph Long from South River High School
  • Andrew Todd from Annapolis High School
  • Dominique Davis from Arundel High School
  • Keith Smith from Old Mill High School
  • James Prescott from Glen Burnie High School
  • Quincy Allan from Severna Park High School

2010 Winners

2010 Winners

2010 Winners

  • Bryan Williams from South River High School
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Cost:
  • 9/10U $535.00
  • 11U-14U $625.00
br> Ceremonial Opening is expected at 1PM on Saturday, March 24th, at Generals Highway Corridor Park. We are supporting six age categories: 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U. Number of teams per bracket will either be eight or sixteen with the determining factor being field availability.

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