Bells play fundraiser game for Lou Gehrig's disease


The fireworks will not be the only special sight this July 4th. The Bellingham Bells will wear special edition jerseys in its game against the Cowlitz Black Bears on Friday at Joe Martin Field and fans will be able to bid for player's jerseys in a silent auction throughout the game.

The jersey auction raises money to benefit research for Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) and proceeds go to ALS Therapy Development Institute and the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter. Winning bidders will have the chance to collect their jersey from the player and get autographs and photos after the game.

First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and gates open at 11:30 p.m.


Individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities can come and be a cowboy or cowgirl for a day the Exceptional Rodeo held at 2 p.m. on August 13, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. The event is open to all ages and features non-competitive rodeo events like cow milking, barrel racing and steer roping. Participants will work with volunteers from World Champion Cowboys and Cowgirls, Rodeo Royalty, volunteers from Rascal Rodeo and other local volunteers.

To become a cowboy or cowgirl, volunteer, or become a sponsor, visit or call 509-528-5947


Darryl Blasingame of Lynden shot a hole-in-one on the 180-yard ninth hole at the Raspberry Ridge Golf Course in Everson. The shot, which was taken with a 5-iron, was Blasingame's third career hole-in-one. Floyd Dwight and Les Gibson witnessed the shot.


Five people broke records at the All Comer Track Meet held June 25 at Civic Stadium.

Elke Longfellow and Ethan Cutler both broke personal records in the 9-10 age division for shot put. Longfellow tossed for 52 feet 3 inches to lead the girls and Cutler threw for 58 feet 6 inches.

Elizabeth Venzon cleared 5 feet 4 inches to set a high jump record for the women's 19-29 age division, and Scot Rick set a personal high jump record by jumping 5 feet 6 inches in the men's 50-59 age division.

Tiffany Richeson set the long jump record for the women's 19-29 age division by leaping 14 feet 3 inches.

Registration for the last All Comer Track Meet starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at Civic Stadium. Field events start at 5:30 and running events start at 6 p.m. To pre-register, call Burlington Parks and Recreation at 360-755-9649


Three victors emerged from Port Ludlow Golf Club where the Washington State Women's Amatuer, Washington State Senior Women's Amteur and Washington State Super Senior Women's Amateur were held concurrently June 26. Jordan Ferreira of University Place won the 21st Washington State Women's Amateur golf tournament by with a cumulative score of 1-under par 215. Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. won her second senior's title with a comeback performance by shooting a 17-over par 233. Carol Dick of Lakewood shot a cumulative 248 to finish 32-over par to finish first in the Super Senior Women's Amateur.

Ferreira, 19, who shot for par in the final round, finished four strokes ahead of runner-up Alivia Brown of Gig Harbor.

Western Washington University freshmen Brooke Branigan and Audrey Orem, both from Bellingham, finished tied for 18th and in sole position of 24th, respectively.


Charles Kern of Mercer Island led the field of three qualifiers by shooting a 4-under par 68 at the Sahalee Players Championship qualifier held Monday, June 23, at the The Home Course in DuPont.

Jake McRoberts of Kirkland and Spencer Weiss of Sammamish also earned spots with scores of 69 and 70 respectively. All three will compete in the 21st Sahalee Players Championship, which started at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish on June 30. The tournament runs through July 2.

Western Washington University junior Mark Strickland shot a 1-over par 73 to finish tied for 12th in the field of 60, missing qualification by a few strokes.

Former Lynden Christian high school player and current Western Washington University freshman Willy Scholten shot a 2-over par 74 to finish tied for 17th.


The Knights of Columbus is hosting the Second Annual Don Root Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. on the North Bellingham Golf Course. The tournament honors Don Root, an avid golfer who received the Melvin Jones Lions Award for services to his community of Monticello in 2002.

The tournament will provide power carts and includes a barbeque dinner, putting contest, raffle and prizes. For more information call 360-510-0712.


Dakota Creek

June, 30

Low net champion: Ken Williams, 65

Flight A

1st gross: Jim Toomey, 71

1st net: Ben Denson, 67

Flight B

1st gross: Jack Larson, 84; Jack Major, 84

1st net: Ted Jansen, 71

Flight C

1st gross: Jim Rassat, 90; Fred Warner, 90

1st net: Jim Chevalier, 72

Flight D

1st gross: Dick Hawkins, 91

1st net: John Liebert, 72

Flight E

1st gross: Dorothy Funk, 93

1st net: Gerald VanLoo, 72

Flight F

1st gross: Bob Hunter, 98

1st net: Bernie Hanson, 73

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