Ski to Sea seeks volunteers

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 7, 2014 

THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Ski to Sea officials need to recruit more than 600 volunteers for the Ski to Sea race, which will take place on Sunday, May 25.

Ski to Sea is using a new online system, VolunteerSpot.com, to organize volunteers for this year's race.

Volunteers will be able to see the specific dates and times for when and where help is needed.

Individuals interested in volunteering can visit www.skitosea.com, click the Volunteer tab and then sign up using the VolunteerSpot button.

For questions or more information, contact Kellie Zulauf at Volunteer@SkiToSea.com or at 360-746-8861.

Ski to Sea needs volunteers before and after the race, including assistance with distributing marketing material, preparing racer packets, assistance with equipment, helping at each race leg, and take down.

All volunteers will receive an official 2014 Ski to Sea T-shirt and lunch for their participation. In addition there will be a Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue a week before the race. The first 100 volunteers to show up receive a free Ski to Sea 2014 beer glass.

BELLS SEEKING HOST FAMILIES FOR SUMMER 2014

The Bellingham Bells are accepting applications for host families for the 2014 season.

During summer, 35 collegiate baseball players will call Bellingham home as they compete for the Bells. The 2014 Bells roster spans the nation and includes players from the University of Maine, Arizona State University, University of Washington, UCLA and many others.

Host families are vital to the Bells' success, and play a huge role in the overall experience that the player has while they are in Bellingham.

Players will begin to arrive as early as June 1, and will continue to trickle in depending on the completion of their academic calendar.

The players will stay through the summer season, which concludes in mid-August. During the three-month season, the players will spend approximately half of their time on the road.

Basic requirements for host families include providing a clean, non-smoking, safe and pleasant environment for the player and providing them with meals when they are in town.

The Bells also ask that players have a private room or sleeping area, as well as access to a bathroom, kitchen and laundry area.

All host families will receive complimentary tickets to all home games for each member of the family living at home, as well as a 50% discount on registration for the Bells' Coaches Camp for each (age appropriate) child living at home. Host families will also receive special Bells merchandise, a 20% discount on all Bells team merchandise throughout the season, an invitation to a host family celebration, and a special night at the ballpark on July 30 where the team and the community will honor host families.

For more information about how to get involved in our host family program, please contact Bells general manager Nick Caples at 360-746-0406 or nick@bellinghambells.com

LOCAL COURSES EARN AWARDS

Golfweek recently awarded Semiahmoo Resort's two golf courses, Loomis Trail Golf Club (ranked No. 5), and Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club (ranked No. 8), as Golfweek's 2014 "Best Courses You Can Play" in Washington state.

Loomis Trails Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke, offers consistent, smooth, fast, and true greens with a canal and lake system bringing water into play on all 18 holes. The course is open to the public on even numbered days of the month. Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, is a tree-lined, 7,005 yard course with challenging terrain and strategically placed ponds and bunkers. The course is open to the public on odd numbered days of the month. Both courses offer practice facilities including a driving range, putting and chipping greens and practice bunkers.

Both courses are located adjacent to Semiahmoo Resort, which is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar rejuvenation to restore the resort to its iconic destination. Located on the shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, Semiahmoo Resort offers a wide variety of recreational activities including, tennis courts, racquetball, volleyball, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness center/indoor track, and nature trails.

WSWA - Federal Way Freestyle Results for North County Grapplers

Pee Wee 54-58

Andrew Dugger went 2-1, placed first and scored 1.00 team point

Bantam 50

Daniel Zarate went 1-2 and place third

Bantam 60

Cooper Swope went 0-2

Intermediate 70

Gage Morgan went 1-2

Novice 85

Braden Leyba went 2-2 and placed fourth

Schoolboy 70-77

Dylan Harrison went 0-2 and placed third

Schoolboy 120

Gabriel Diersing went 1-2

Schoolboy 128

Hunter Morgan went 0-4 and placed fifth

Schoolboy 136

Tyler Weed went 3-2, placed third and scored 1.00 team point

Adam Dugger went 1-2

Chuckanut Bay rugby scores forfor March 29-30

U14 Chuckanut 15, Capilano Black 34

U17 Chuckanut 19, Seattle 15

U19 Chuckanut 29, Seattle 29

U19 Girls' Chuckanut 24, Shelton 25

Men Chuckanut 67, Tacoma 10

Whatcom Seniors scores

March 31, Bellingham Golf & Country Club

Low Net Champions:

Bob Weeks, 70; Bill Cartwright, 70; Keith Bakker, 70

Flight A

1st gross: Bill Yeend, 81

1st net: John Kekinder, 75

Flight B

1st gross: Dick Drenckpohl, 87; Steve Hagan, 87; Don Kilpatrick, 87

1st net: Jorma Tikkanen, 73; Gary Pitcher, 73

Flight C

1st gross: Bob Garnett, 91, Eddie Goto, 91

1st net: Wayne Lersbak, 77

Flight D

1st gross: Ron Booth, 91; Jim Rassat, 91

1st net: Ted Jansen, 71

Flight E

1st gross: Norm Lang, 97; Gary Olsen, 97

1st net: Ken Williams, 78

Flight F

1st gross: Ken Grasser. 99

1st net: Gary Iverson. 72

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