Community Sports

Golf tournament to benefit Whatcom, Skagit veterans

Growing Veterans and Brigadoon Service Dogs for Veterans Program will host the inaugural Golf 4 Veterans, a fundraising event that supports veterans in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Both organizations assist vets living with disabilities to be able to fully access and participate in their community.

The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Sudden Valley Golf Course.

Cost is $95 per person or $380 for a team of four and includes registration, greens fees, cart, dinner and a goody bag.

For tournament information and registration go to suddenvalley Make checks payable to Golf for Veterans Fundraiser & mail to Dr. Jim Moren, 3600 Vermont St. Bellingham, 98226

For more information, go to Golf4veterans2015 or Golf4Veterans.

Kids’ fishing derby coming soon

The Northwest Washington Steelheaders of Whatcom County will hold its annual kid’s fishing derby Saturday, May 9, at the juvenile fishing pond near Bellingham Trout Hatchery at Whatcom Falls Park off Lakeway Drive and Electric Avenue in Bellingham.

This annual youth fishing event was started in the 1950s by the Bellingham Sportsmen’s Club and later was carried on by the Whatcom Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The independent Steelheaders club continues the tradition today.

It’s open to all kids up to 14 years of age. Younger participants should be accompanied by a parent or responsible guardian. State fishing regulations allow youth up to age 14 to fish for trout without a license.

Young trout enthusiasts will vie for prizes in two age groups 0-9 and 10-14 with the younger anglers competing from 9-10 a.m. and the older set fishing from 11 a.m. and noon. There will be boys and girls divisions in both age groups.

For more information, contact Dave Bailey at 360-966-3161.

Weekend operations resume on opening day of boating season

The Community Boating Center at 555 Harris Avenue, near the Fairhaven Public Boat Launch, begins 2015 operations Saturday, May 2.

The center offers public rental of sail and human-powered small-watercraft on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until sunset.

On June 22, the center will add noon to sunset operations, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer.

For more information, call 360-714-8891 or go to

Boating season opening day for BYC

The Bellingham Yacht Club (BYC) is celebrating its 90th year of service to boaters by hosting and participating in the opening day of boating season on Saturday, May 2.

The center of the activities will be at the clubhouse at 2625 S. Harbor Loop and down the ramp to the docks at the Port of Bellingham’s Gate 3 by the club (take Coho Way south from Roeder Avenue). Parking is free.

The now-thriving club, which was established on Valentine’s Day in 1925, is the traditional host for the event, which includes a 10:30 a.m. invitation-only ceremony welcoming its members and introducing the Club’s officers and the officers of the other boating clubs in the area.

For more information, contact Joe Coons, BYC Past Commodore, at 360-739-1528 or

Local women shine at bodybuilding event

Eight women from Team Yo placed in this year’s Northwest Competition Coloring NPC Vancouver USA 2015 Natural bodybuilding competition on April 11m at Skyview High School in Vancouver.

Team Yo, led by local personal fitness trainer and retired professional international bodybuilding champion Yolanda Hughes, trained a team of nine competitors, most of whom began their training in January. The local competitors were Krystal Booth (fifth in Open Bikini), Jen Desilets (fifth in Masters Bikini), Angie Hughes (third in Bikini and fourth in the Masters Figure), Lisa Kennedy (third in Masters Figure, third in Figure Tall, and fourth in Masters Bikini), Halli Kimball (first in Figure and fifht in Masters Figure), Ella Lentz (third in Masters Bikini), Western Washington University graduate Jessa Loudon (first in Figure), and Jackie Richter (third in Open Bikini).

Of the nine team members, Kimbell and Loudon qualified for the nationals which will be held in Las Vegas in July.

Sehome-Bellingham lacrosse earns win

The Sehome-Bellingham high school lacrosse team earned a 9-3 victory over Monroe on Wednesday, April 22, at Monroe High School.

Sehome-Bellingham’s Jackson Zerba led all scorers with three goals.