Wanted: Volleyball officials

The Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board is in need of individuals who are interested in officiating middle school, junior high, senior high, college, and recreation department volleyball matches throughout Pierce County. A comprehensive training program, starting August 20th, is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]

U.P. man wins silver medals in Pan American Masters Swim

Frank Powell (center) with other fellow swimmers

Congratulations to Frank Powell of University Place, who participated in the Pan American Masters in Medellin Colombia from June 17 to June 24th. Frank swam four events in the males 55 to 59 age group: Sliver in the 100 meter back stroke, Sliver in the 50 meter back stroke, fourth place in the 200 meter free style, and fifth place in the 200 meter back stroke. [Read more…]

Downtown Tacoma’s free mini-golf event

The U.S Open is right around the corner and Tacoma is ready to welcome it with local flair. To celebrate this historic event, Tacoma Art Museum and the Tacoma Arts Commission (with support from the National Endowment for the Arts) are collaborating with local artists to create a free public mini-golf course, Pop-Up Art Putt! The course is open from 5 pm Thursday, June 18, through 4 pm Sunday, June 21 (see hours, below). [Read more…]

Rollin’ 253 Speed Skating Team is really on a roll!

The Rollin' 253 Speed Skating Team participating in the Duck Daze parade last weekend in Fircrest.

By Meagan Renick

Rollin’ 253 Community Center in Fircrest has a brand new inline speed skating team “Rollin’ 253 Speed Team”, and they are making a name for themselves rather quickly. This team currently has over 40 kids under the age of 16 from all over Pierce and Thurston Counties. When we started the speed team officially in July of 2014; the kids could barely skate let alone compete. Coach Meagan Renick moved from coaching for Olympia (when they disbanded in July) to starting a new team in Fircrest (Tacoma). [Read more…]

Lakewood History Museum displays local golf history

Sue Scott giving visitor a souvenir postcard

After months of planning, the Lakewood History Museum debuted its much anticipated exhibit, “Playgrounds of the Lakes District: Lakewood’s Sports History”– just in time to capture the interest of U.S. Open visitors. It explores our community’s surprisingly prominent, but little known and mostly forgotten, role in the world of sports and leisure over the past century. [Read more…]

Early registration for Tour de Pierce bike ride ends June 12

Participants in the 2015 Tour de Pierce have until June 12 to register for the event at the $14 individual price, or $42 price for a family of four from the same household. The 25th annual bike ride to promote safety, fitness and fun kicks off June 28 in Puyallup at the gold parking lot of the Washington State Fairgrounds (S. Meridian and 9th Avenue SE in Puyallup). [Read more…]