Todd and Jody Williams have transferred ownership and operation of Whatcom County's most popular bike ride, Tour de Whatcom, to Whatcom Events.
Tour de Whatcom is a bike ride that raises funds for local nonprofits.
The ride, not race, has been operating in Whatcom County for eight years and gave $20,000 last year to The Bike Shop along with thousands of dollars to local groups and high schools.
Last year 980 riders rode either the 25-, 50- or 105-mile course.
"We are extremely delighted to continue the tradition started by Todd and Jody Williams and family by giving back to the nonprofit community any profits generated by the Tour de Whatcom," Pete Coy, President of Whatcom Events, said in a press release.
Whatcom Events also operates the famed Ski to Sea race and the Muds to Suds competition.
LEGENDS IN THE MAKING CAMP
Anthony McClanahan and 41 Sports is putting on the 2nd Annual Legends in the Making Youth Football Camp, which will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, at the Bellingham Sportsplex and other locations around Bellingham.
Last year over 100 kids participated in the camp.
Cost is $150 per camper and early registration ends April 14. Go to www.41sports.us for more information or to register. Interested parents or campers can also call 360-715-0041 for more information. The first 41 kids to register by April 14 will receive an autographed football. The last day to register is June 5.
LAKE PADDEN MEN'S CLUB
Applications are now being accepted to join the Lake Padden Men's club for the 2013 season.
The Men's Club hosts 17 weekend tournaments throughout the year, plus Wednesday and Thursday night twilight leagues. The first tournament is the "Get Acquainted" on Saturday, March 16. Call 738-7400 for more information or stop by the course to sign up.
LORD HILL TRAIL RUN
Bellingham 49-year-old runner Albert Coyle finished second place in the 10 mile Lord Hill Trail Run on Sunday, Feb. 24, in Snohomish.
He finished in a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes, 39.4 seconds, running against a 145-person field.
Bellingham 46-year-old runner Paul Haskins placed sixth with a time of 1:28:55.4.
CHUCKANUT RUGBY WINS
The Chuckanut U-19 rugby team earned a 39-12 win against Seattle last weekend at Ferndale's Polo Grounds.
Sam Olney headlined the win with 14 points on two trys and two conversions. Avery Lewis, Max Evans, Anthony Fleck, Titi Lasmositele and Jonny Reid each scored trys for Chuckanut.
Chuckanut faces Olympia next on Saturday, March 2.
YOUTH BASEBALL SIGNUPS
Bellingham Youth Baseball registration for 13- and 14-year-olds is now open. Forms can be found at www.bhamyouthbaseball.org, or materials can be picked up at Inside Pitch or Prostock Athletic.
For complete registration a player needs to complete a registration form, a Pony medical release form, a concussion form and make the required payment. Player evaluations will take place 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23, at Inside Pitch for players with a last name starting with A-L. Evaluations of players with a last name starting with M-Z will be at 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
Forms can be mailed to BYB 709 Rosario Ct. Bellingham, WA 98229, or they can be dropped off at Inside Pitch or Prostock Athletic.
HOLE IN ONE
Lynden resident Casey Vermuelen, 83, recorded his fourth hole in one on hole No. 3 at Raspberry Ridge Golf Course on Monday, Feb. 18. He used a 7-wood on the 135-yard hole. He was playing Jim Kok and Bob Raymond.
D-BLOCK HOOPS TRYOUTS
D-Block Hoops is holding tryouts this week.
Fifth grade boy's tryouts for 11 and 12 year olds are from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Friday, March 1, at Whatcom Middle School. Tryouts for eight grade boys ages 13-15 are from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Friday, March 1, at Whatcom Middle School.
Anyone with questions can contact Reggie Powell at email@example.com or can call 360-510-7411.
The D-Block Hoops Shoot to Make basketball boot camp registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 28. Camp is for third through 10th grade boys and girls.
YOUTH FERNDALE SOFTBALL CAMP
Ferndale High School will be hosting the Fifth Annual Whatcom County Softball Camp Saturday, March 16, at the Ferndale High School gym.
Kids in grades three through six are invited to participate. Coaches and varsity athletes from Whatcom County schools and clubs will work with campers and emphasize fundamentals of the sport.
Check in begins at noon, and sessions run from 12:45-4:30 p.m. Brochures and forms can be picked up at Prostock Athletic, local Boys and Girls Clubs or at Ferndale High School. The deadline to register is Friday, March 8. Registration forms can be mailed to Attn: SB Camp Ferndale High School PO Box 428 Ferndale, WA 98248.