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Basketball clinic scheduled
The Basketball School of Instruction is now accepting enrollment in
the Spring 2000 clinics beginning March 5 at Juanita High School in Kirkland.
The clinic is designed to build basketball skills and confidence. All
girls in grades five through 11 are invited to enroll. The clinic will be limited
to the first 50 girls to register.
The Coaches Tournament Series is planning two tournaments for later
in the spring, March 31- April 2 and May 19-21.
For more information or registration, call (425) 744-1860.
Special Olympics in Wenatchee
More than 350 athletes from across the state will be in
Wenatchee March 3-5 for the Special Olympics Winter Games.
Special Olympics athletes and unified partners will compete in
alpine skiing, cross country skiing, figure skating and speed skating.
Unified Sports® is a division of Special Olympics competition that combines
athletes with and without developmental disabilities. The athletes qualify for
the winter games in local and regional competition.
The weekend starts off with opening ceremonies taking place at 8
p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the WestCoast Wenatchee Center. The
ceremonies incorporate numerous Olympic traditions, including the parade of
athletes and entry of the Flame of Hope. The athletes will recite the Special
Olympics oath, "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Alpine skiers will make qualifying runs beginning Friday at 1 p.m.
at Mission Ridge. Competition begins on Saturday morning at Mission
Ridge (alpine), Lake Wenatchee Rec Club (cross country),
and the Wenatchee Riverfront Park Ice Arena
(skating). Admission to all events is free.
Special Olympics, an international organization with over one
million athletes and thousands of volunteers in more than 150 nations,
provides year-round sports training a competition for children and adults with
developmental disabilities. More than 6,000 athletes are involved in
Special Olympics Washington programs throughout the year.
For more information on the Special Olympics Winter Games, call
Cate Ervin at (206) 362-4949, Ext. 218.
Boating classes open to public
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 2, is offering
a series of recreational boating safety, equipment and navigation programs
to the public. The courses include "GPS Navigation," "Boating Skills and
Seamanship" and "Boating Safely."
Several of the programs take place weeknights, while others are held on
concurrent weekends at locations in Seattle, Renton and Maple Valley.
A small fee is charged for course materials and administration fees.
For more information, contact Division Captain Betty Hamilton at (425)
485-5776 or Flotilla Staff Officer/Public Education Bill Lynch at (206)
Mount Si grad to run for leukemia society
Leigh McKibben, a 1990 graduate of Mount Si and current
nursing student at Seattle University, will be participating in the San Diego
Marathon on June 4.
She won't be doing it for herself. McKibben is a member of Team
in Training (TNT), a program that benefits the Leukemia Society of
America (LSA). The participants run or walk marathons in honor of local
leukemia patients. Through their running, TNT members raise funds for the LSA
and support the society's mission to advance the treatment and find a cure
for leukemia and its related cancers.
McKibben is running for Alexander Barr, an
eight-year-old Carnation resident who attends Fall City Elementary. Barr was
diagnosed with leukemia in April 1997.
I've thought of completing a marathon, but needed the inspiration to
do it," said McKibben. "Alexander is
that inspiration. Whenever I don't feel like going out for my daily run, I
think about what he is going through. My challenge is nothing in comparison."
For the San Diego Marathon, McKibben will join about 300
others from the Washington-Alaska chapter and 4,000 team members from
around the country. Her goal is to raise $3,500 in donations by May for the LSA.
If you would like to support McKibben, you can send a
tax-deductible donation to the Leukemia Society of America, c/o Leigh
McKibben, 2030 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. You may call her at (206)
992-5580 and she will send a donation form and self-addressed stamped
envelope for its return.
TNT is hoping to raise over $60 million this year. Over 75 percent
of the revenue directly helps patients and funds research, public and
professional education and community service. For more information on the
society, TNT programs and future marathon programs, call (206) 628-0777
or toll free (888) 345-4LSA.
SVYSA sets date for select soccer tryouts
Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association has set select soccer
tryouts for March 18 and 19. The tryouts will be open to girls born
between Aug. 1, 1982, and July 31, 1989; and boys born between Aug. 1, 1984,
and July 31, 1989. Times and locations for individual age groups will be
announced at a later date. ADP Information Night (to find out about the
program) is at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at Chief Kanim Middle School.
For more information about the ADP program, access the
association's Web site at www.members.aol.com/svysa.