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Badges For Baseball in Everett Next Week

August 3, 2014


Badges for Baseball

While camp begins next week, sign ups for this year are full.

We’ve highlighted this great program before and while registrations are full, we did want to mention that Badges For Baseball will happen next week at Kasch Park. Here are the details from Everett Police spokesman Aaron Snell…

Everett’s Badges for Baseball & Softball is back!

Everett, WA: The Everett Police Department, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, is proud to announce our 2014 Badges for Baseball & Softball camp.

Badges for Baseball was created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice as a juvenile crime prevention initiative. It’s a simple concept: Pair cops and kids to play baseball and softball. The goal is to break down barriers between law enforcement and youth in communities across the country using baseball as the hook. Law enforcement officers become coaches and teach important lessons about teamwork, communication, respect and leadership. These traits are valuable both on and off the field – and the results have been remarkable.

Camp begins Tuesday, August 5th and runs through Friday, August 9th at Kasch Park in Everett (8811 Airport Road). Over 230 youth registered for the camp – of which 80 girls are registered for softball. The camp opens at 9:00 a.m. each day and players will be taught the Healthy Choices-Healthy Children program by Everett Police officers.

The camp is at maximum capacity and cannot accept additional players.

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Aquasox Family Festival This Weekend at Everett Memorial Stadium

July 25, 2014


Everett Aquasox logo

The Everett Aquasox are holding their annual family festival this weekend.

One of our sponsors, McClain Insurance, passed along this update on the big Aqusasox Family Festival Saturday and Sunday. If you’ve got kids or grandkids this should be a great event and it looks like the weather will cooperate.

For the third year, the AquaSox are hosting their popular Family Festival at Memorial Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 – 27. Visit dozens of local vendors’ booths, participate in family fun activities, and sign up for prizes and raffles!

McClain Insurance Services is a proud signature sponsor of the AquaSox Family Fest.

“We had a lot of fun at last year’s Family Festival, and I’m thrilled that the AquaSox are providing this opportunity to bring families together. I have fond memories of summer nights spent at the ballpark with my own family and friends, back when the AquaSox were still known as the Everett Giants. It brings me joy that we are able to help others make similar memories in this way,” says Claudia McClain, the owner of McClain Insurance Services.

On Sunday, the PEMCO WALLY van will provide free souvenir photo lanyards commemorating their trip to the ballpark.

Gates open at 5:30pm on Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. After enjoying the festival, end the day with a ballgame against the Boise Hawks (Saturday, 7:05pm) or the Tri-City Dust Devils (Sunday, 4:05pm).

While you’re at the game and munching peanuts, be sure to pick up one of the McClain-sponsored peanut shell collection bags. Cracking peanut shells into a bag not only keeps the ballpark cleaner, but it also helps the growing number of fans with peanut allergies by keeping shells and dust a little more contained.

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Great Day For Street Hockey in Everett

July 19, 2014


Lots of people at Clark Park in Everett today for the Everett Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament. Here are a few pictures…
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Silvertips Bringing Street Hockey Back to Downtown Everett Saturday

July 17, 2014

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Everett Silvertips street hockey

The tournament will be held Saturday at Clark Park.

It’s been gone for 2 years but this Saturday street hockey returns to downtown Everett. Here are all the details courtesy of the Everett Silvertips…

The Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament returns to downtown Everett after a two-year hiatus this Saturday!
Join us at Clark Park (located 1/2 mile north of Comcast Arena at 2400 Lombard Avenue) starting at 10:00 am for a great day of ball hockey, music, food and lots of fun for kids and adults alike!

Whether you’re a player, parent or a fan coming to watch, Clark Park will have plenty of activity during the Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament.  Games are taking place on Clark Park’s enclosed tennis courts, making for convenient spectator viewing as multiple games occur simultaneously throughout the day.  Some bleacher seating is available outside the courts, but spectators are also welcome to bring along portable folding chairs.

Food will be available for purchase on-site at the park, including hamburgers, hot dogs and other picnic food & drinks through the Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club’s “Kickoff Cookout”, which helps raise money to support youth hockey players and their families.  An ice cream vendor will also be on hand to help you cool off during a warm summer day, plus we’ll have special discounted items on sale from the Silvertips Team Store (cash only please) and music will be playing throughout the day!

Registration opens at 9:00 am and the first games start at 10:00 am.  Teams MUST be registered at least 30 minutes prior to their first game, with ALL participants required to submit a waiver prior to competing.  (Please note that the 10U and Adult Recreation divisions do not begin play until the afternoon.)  Games will start promptly to help keep the tournament on-schedule, so please have your team ready at the appointed game time!  The last game of the day is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.

CLICK HERE For the tournament schedule.

The tournament is organized into three youth divisions (14U, 12U and 10U) and two adult divisions (competitive and recreational).  Each team is guaranteed at least three round-robin games, with those results being used to seed teams in a single-elimination playoff.  Playoff brackets vary by division, so be sure to look for your division’s bracket and track the standings to find out if your team has qualified for the playoffs.

One referee and an official scorekeeper will monitor each game.  Players should bring both dark and white t-shirts to help distinguish between teams that may wear similar colors.  Helmets and eye protection are required for all youth division players and recommended for adult players.  Goalie equipment must be approved before your first game.  Other protective gear, such as gloves, shin guards, mouth guards, etc. is recommended but not required.

Team captains should submit a final team roster to the Silvertips by Thursday at 5:00 pm.  Games will continue rain or shine (except in the case of extreme weather conditions).

CLICK HERE for complete tournament rules.  All players are expected to read and understand these rules prior to the start of play on Saturday.  Feel free to seek clarification about the rules at registration or ask a referee prior to the start of the game.

For more information about the Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament, visit or call our office at 425-252-5100.

See you on Saturday!

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Hydros Offer Alternative to Art and Gardening in Everett Saturday

June 6, 2014


Silver Lake Hydros

The races get underway at 11:45am and go to 6:00pm.

Hydros on Silver Lake

A scene from last year’s race.

While Sorticulture and Artists’ Garage Sale are arguably huge events in Everett this weekend, one of the loudest will be on Silver Lake in South Everett. The Seattle Outboard Association says more than 100 boats are already signed up for their annual race. The first heat gets underway at 11:45am with racing until 6:00pm. There is no admission charge and families are welcome. The mini hydros have been racing on Silver Lake for nearly 60 years.

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Everett Aquasox Celebrate 30 Years, Prepare For 31st Home Opener Next Friday

June 6, 2014


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The Everett Aquasox 2014 home opener is next Friday June 13th.

The first pitch was thrown at Everett Memorial Stadium on June 19th 1984. Since that time, generations of fans have grown up with Single A Minor League Baseball in Everett, WA. Next Wednesday the Everett Aquasox will take on the Everett Merchants in the annual Everett Cup and then on Friday June 13th (under a full moon) the Aquasox will start their 31st season.

Bob and Margaret Bavasi began the Everett Giants in 1984. The field at Everett Memorial Stadium hadn’t changed that much from when it was first laid out in 1947. There were just wooden bleachers and lots of lawn seats but that first game was a standing room only sellout with more than 3500 fans in attendance. The team played as the Everett Giants for 10 years and then became a single A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners in 1995. Today more than two million fans have come through the gates, the stadium has been expanded and now includes a new state of the art digital video screen. spoke with Pat Dillon, who has been the play-by-play voice of the Aquasox since 1998 and says he has the best job in baseball. “To be the messenger and tell the story of what is happening on the field to those who have a real investment in the game is fantastic,” said Dillon. “Even the bus rides aren’t really as bad as people make them out to be.” Dillon says one of his most memorable moments came during a day game in 2003. It was a kids day, the stands were packed and in the top of the 9th inning a Eugene player was hit by a pitch and both benches emptied. A huge fight breaks out and Dillon brings up a picture on his computer of a young Felix Hernandez pulling back that million dollar arm of his, about to throw a hay-maker at a Eugene player. It took coaches, umpires and even Everett Police to finally get the brawl stopped.

Of course Felix Hernandez isn’t the only major league star to play in Everett. While playing for Bellingham, Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his first professional MLB home run at Everett Memorial Stadium. Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson, Jay Buhner and many other Mariners stars did re-hab stints in Everett while Joel Pineiro, Freddy Garcia and Willie Bloomquist played for the Frogs. Another famous Mariner player and broadcaster is coming to Everett for the first time this year. In February, former catcher Dave Valle was named the manager for the Aquasox.

Aquasox baseball in 2014 will be full of promotions and special events including fireworks nights, Bark in the Park where you can bring your dog to the game, Turn Back the Clock Night and Frogstock. One thing special this year is all Monday home games will be Good Karma Mondays where you can walk up to the ticket window and name your price for any upper box seat. Whatever you want to pay will be the price of the ticket and 50% of whatever that is will be donated to the Oso Relief Fund. Click here for more information on what’s happening with the Aquasox.

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Everett Rowing Teams Heading to National Championships

May 20, 2014


Everett Rowing

Two teams from Everett Rowing are headed to Nationals

A beautiful day like today makes you appreciate the water and nobody appreciates the water more than members of the Everett Rowing Association who passed along some great news today…

The Everett Rowing Association Junior Team just returned from our District Championships, where we qualified 2 crews to travel to the National Championships.
Here are the details:
Boy’s Lightweight 4 oared shell:
150 pound maximum for competitors
Coxswain:  JJ Chalk, Lake Stevens 2015
4: Dylan Scanes: Everett, 2016
3: Ian Ferguson: Kamiak 2015
2: Steven Bolton: Archbishop Murphy 2016
1: Jack Byrne: Archbishop Murphy 2014
History:  Everett Rowing won this event in 2009 at the National Championships.
Girls Varsity 8
Coxswain: Basak Soylu:Jackson, 2015
8:  Elizabeth Bader: Archbishop Murphy, 2014
7: Jane Bird: Everett, 2014
6: Lauren Knibbe: Meadowdale, 2015
5: Melanie Martinell: Kamiak 2014
4: Celina Perez: Kamiak 2014
3: Lindsey Atterbury: Marysville Getchell: 2014
2: Tarynnie Dockstader: Marysville Getchell BioMed: 2015
1: Amica Smith: Jackson: 2014
History:  Everett Rowing last qualified in this event in 2009.  Everett Rowing’s best finish in the event was in 2005, when the Varsity finished 2nd.
Everett Rowing is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year.
Everett Rowing is comprised of:
  • 80 High school athletes
  • 25 Middle School athletes
  • 50 Adult athletes
The Everett Rowing Association partners with the Everett Parks Department to provide rowing opportunities for youths and adults in the greater Everett Area.   The team trains on the Snohomish River out of the Langus Park Shellhouse year round.
For the past 15 years, Everett Rowing has sent multiple crews to the National Championships.   Everett Rowing won the Girls Ltwt 8 in 2001, the Boys Ltwt 8 in 2008 and the boys Ltwt 4 in 2009.
The 2014 USRowing Youth National Championships will be held on Lake Natoma, in Sacramento, CA from June 13-15, 2014.   Lake Natoma is the site of Pac 12 Conference Rowing Championships, as well as the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships in 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
Summer rowing programs for youth and adults are listed on our website,  No experience is necessary.
Rowing is a physically demanding sport that encourages teamwork and camaraderie while training on a beautiful body of water.

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