Twisties Frozen Yogurt Donates A Portion Of Sales To Lacey Rainiers

first_imgSouth Sound Baseball (SSB) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1958 as a PONY affiliated youth baseball league providing playing opportunities for youth in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and surrounding areas. SSB provides an opportunity for players to enjoy high level competition without imposing the high costs of select programs.  We are an opportunity for players who are financially disadvantaged to participate in summer baseball. The Lacey Rainiers have had a great season, going 37-8 as they enter postseason play.  In May, the team won the Silas Benjamin Turner Memorial Tournament at River Ridge High School.  On July 2, they won the Maltby Stallions Invitational Tournament in Snohomish.  “We have had a great season and greatly appreciate the support from our community that we have received from business like Twisties Frozen Yogurt,” says Jeff Myers.Twisties Frozen Yogurt is located at 5500 Corporate Center Ln SE, Suite B in Lacey. Facebook14Tweet0Pin0On July 24, from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Twisties Frozen Yogurt will be donating 25% of all sales to the Lacey Rainiers.The Lacey Rainiers are a 19U Palomino baseball team playing for South Sound Baseball.  We are currently playing in the sanctioned PONY Region tournament, which will be followed by the Western Zone tournament in Compton, California.  A win at the Zone tournament means a trip to the PONY World Series in August.  Twisties Frozen Yogurt is helping the Lacey Rainiers raise funds for the trip by sponsoring Lacey Rainiers Day on July 24.  The donation will help pay for travel and housing costs in California.last_img read more

How To Balance Your Family’s Balanced Nutritional Needs

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Spark You UpMaking a healthy meal for your family can be as difficult as keeping up with each and every one of their needs! With AdvoCare you can find easy ways to help supplement your family’s nutritional needs. AdvoCare OmegaPlex is a great supplement which Supplies 1,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving; Contains both EPA and DHA fatty acids; Plays an important role in the transportation of nutrients; Helps support normal blood flow and healthy blood pressure; Promotes cardiovascular health in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise; Helps promote healthy metabolism; Helps maintain a healthy immune system and Promotes maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails. Also recommended for the family is AdvoCare CorePlex Chewables which are chewable multivitamin/mineral in great tasting orange and cherry flavors; this helps support healthy growth and development in children; Encourages immune health; Supports healthy bone, muscle and connective tissue for all ages; Great multivitamin/mineral for the whole family (ages 4 and older).For more family health products please visit our website at www.SparkYouUp.Net .last_img read more

Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

first_imgFacebook41Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Dr. Diana YuDo you know that falls are preventable and the number one cause of disability and death among older adults? Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB) is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults and people with balance disorders.  The program aims to improve strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning, and prevent falls in older adults and individuals with balance disorders.New series of classes will be starting on April 5, 2016 at both the Lacey and Olympia Senior Centers.The series lasts six months.  Participants can join in anytime but those who are able to attend at least 75% of classes will benefit the most.Participants need to become members of the South Sound Senior Network.  Scholarships are available.No class fees.  Program is funded by a grant.Classes meet for an hour two times a week on Tuesdays and ThursdaysOlympia Senior Center 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. taught by Diana Yu and Sharon Maurmann.Lacey Senior Center 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. taught by Diana Yu.Demonstration classes will be offered at the Olympia Senior Center on Tuesday March 22 and 29 and Thursday March 24 and 31 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Come join the classes and check it out.We are seeking participants who are older adults living in the community and people with a history of falls, balance disorders, leg muscle weakness, abnormal gait or walking difficulty. The program is able to accommodate people with a mild level of mobility difficulty (e.g., people who are occasional cane users).This modified 8-form Tai Ji routine and series of exercises transforms martial arts movements into a therapeutic regimen aimed at improving postural stability, awareness and mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking, movement symmetry and coordination, range of motion around the ankle and hip joints, and lower extremity muscle strength.For more information about TJQMBB, go to www.TJQMBB.orgFor more information about this class series, contact: zumbayu@gmail.comlast_img read more

Local Middle School Mathletes Advance to State Competition

first_imgSCJ Alliance engineers, planners and scientists use math every day and are proud to have one of their own out in the community encouraging kids to do the same.SCJ Senior Vice President Jean Carr said, “Community involvement is a long-standing value at SCJ, and we embrace characteristics like collaboration, accountability, creativity and fun. A hometown MATHCOUNTS competition fits right in.”Local participants in the Thurston County competition on Feb. 27 came from Aspire, Jefferson, Washington and Reeves middle schools as well as NOVA school. The two top teams and four top individuals advance to the state competition. Jefferson and Aspire Middle Schools won first and second place in the team competition. Jacob Balikov from NOVA, Mira Smith from Aspire, Caleb Palmer-Steller from Washington, and Dan Sunchu from Jefferson are the individuals advancing.On behalf of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Jason Bruhn has volunteered as the Thurston County MATHCOUNTS chapter coordinator for the past 16 years.Winners at the state competition move on to the national competition later in 2016, which is aired on ESPN 3. Those winners will have the chance to meet the newly-elected U.S. president at the 2017 White House Science Fair.Jason Bruhn is already proud of the young local competitors. “It’s incredible to see how quickly they answer the questions, sometimes in less than 15 seconds! I’ll definitely be sharing this at our monthly staff meeting.”Fellow SCJ coworkers Tyrell Bradley, Charlie Severs, Linda Hurtado, Maddie Riggs and Mallory Dobbs, joined Bruhn at the competition Saturday, and Carr was not surprised. “We have a culture a helping each other and helping our community,” she said. “Our staff can often be found out in local STEM classes and career fairs, giving students real-life examples of their learning in the professional world and setting a solid foundation for our industry and our clients.”SCJ Alliance is a nationally-recognized, award-winning company founded in 2006 as Shea Carr Jewell. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary in May, SCJ has grown steadily from three employees in one location, to a dynamic team of nearly 70 employees in five locations. “The best part about it is seeing the amount of kids that are excited about math,” Bruhn said. “I like to show them how what I do relates to what they’re learning now.” Facebook141Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceQuick! How many integers between 1 and 500 are divisible by 3?In just seconds, local middle school mathletes from Jefferson and Aspire Middle Schools answered that and a variety of other challenging questions at Thurston County’s MATHCOUNTS competition. The teams are now advancing to the state level on March 13 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond.The first place team in the local MATHCOUNTS competition includes (from left): Coach Venkata Nallamalli, Kailey Lam, Supraja Kadagandla, Pranav Gundralla and Sathwik Nallamali.MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program. It promotes math achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests on the chapter, state and national levels.“We get to meet new friends and answer out-of-the-ordinary questions,” first place winners from Jefferson Middle School said. “It’s thrilling when you find the answers!”Jason Bruhn, an engineer at SCJ Alliance in Lacey, led the competition held at Saint Martin’s University and has volunteered as the Thurston County chapter coordinator for the past 16 years on behalf of the National Society of Professional Engineers. This year, he recruited four additional colleagues from SCJ to help out.last_img read more

Jeff Galloway to Run in 35th Capital City Marathon on May…

first_imgFacebook68Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Capital City MarathonFormer Olympian Jeff Galloway will add the Capital City Marathon (CCM) to the list of more than 200 marathons he has finished when he comes to Olympia for CCM Race Weekend, May 14-15. It will be his first Washington marathon.“I look forward to meeting the people in this community which is so enthusiastic about fitness and running. History was made in 1984 when Olympia hosted the first women’s Olympic Marathon Trials,” said Galloway, who competed in the 10,000 meters and was an alternate for the marathon team in the 1972 Olympics.He is excited to be part of this year’s milestone 35th running.Nona Snell, Capital City Marathon Race Director, is excited to bring Mr. Galloway to Olympia.“There aren’t many races in the U.S. that have been running for 35 years. This all-volunteer race engages the community and has inspired thousands to become regular exercisers. I’m looking forward to running this beautiful course with my wife Barbara – our first marathon in Washington state.”Known as “America’s coach,” Galloway has trained more than 1 million runners and made distance running accessible to virtually anyone through his run/walk Galloway Method. He ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Amby Burfoot when the United States was a leading power in distance running. At the age of 70, Galloway continues to run six days per week and 12 marathons a year.“Bringing Mr. Galloway to Olympia is the Capital City Marathon Association’s gift to the community for supporting this event for more than three decades,” said Race Director Nona Snell. “There wouldn’t be a 35th running if it weren’t for the generosity of so many local businesses and the more than 500 people who assist us every year. This is our way of saying ‘thank you.’ ”The following events with Galloway are open to the public:Saturday, May 14Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Book signing and sales at CCM Run Fair, Sylvester Park (onMay 15, 2016 marks the 35th running of the Capital City MarathonWashington Street between Legion and 7th Avenue in downtown Olympia).2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – FREE Running Clinic, Sylvester Park. (If weather is an issue, backup location is across the street at the Governor Hotel Ballroom.)4:00 p.m. – Announce, start and distribute finisher’s ribbons at FREE Kids Run at Heritage Park (near Water Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Olympia).Sunday, May 157:00 a.m. – Run Capital City Marathon (Start: Washington Street between Legion Way and 7th Avenue in downtown Olympia).Afternoon – Meet runners and distribute awards, Sylvester Park.There’s still time to register to run the May 15 marathon, half marathon, 5-mile, and the FREE May 14 Kids Run, as well as volunteer.  Click here for more information.Online race registration closes at noon May 13, but registration is available from noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Run Fair in Sylvester Park. There is no day-of-race registration for the marathon, half marathon and 5-mile. Day-of-race registration is OK for the Kids Run (registration is May 14 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in Heritage Park).last_img read more

Eliud Kipchoge becomes first man ever to breach the 2 hour mark for a…

first_imgAdvertisement d25cNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsmwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eufd4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ngx3Would you ever consider trying this?😱iqteCan your students do this? 🌚bixxmRoller skating! Powered by Firework On Saturday, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge cemented is place in history when he became the first ever person to run a marathon in under two hours. The Olympic champion finished with an unofficial time of 1hr 59min 40.2sec, on a specially prepared course in Vienna. He had previously set the men’s world record for the distance (26 miles) with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, in Berlin marathon last year. But this time he was accompanied by 41 pacemakers and a car in front of them which set the pace. And unsurprisingly, Kipchoge bested his own record.Advertisement “I am the first man – I want to inspire many people, that no human is limited,” said the legendary marathon runner.Advertisement “We can make this world a beautiful world and a peaceful world. My wife and three children, I am happy for them to come and witness history” he added.The 34-year-old maintained his extraordinary pace at around 2:50 minutes per kilometre, as he passed the finish line with a smile on his face. He was even 11 seconds advance during mid-race as many fans waved the Kenyan flag, cheering him on.Advertisement Earlier this week, Kipchoge told the reporters that his attempt in Vienna was about “making history in this world, like the first man to go to the moon”.“I just have to make that click in people’s minds that no human is limited,” he stated.But despite his world record, the International Association of Athletics Federations will not validate the time because of the way the run was set up. The running ground had been readied with features such as a corner which was banked in order to save time and avoid injury.As for the world marathon record, athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia have been contesting for the ultimate record since the past 16 years. Both the nations are fierce rivals for distance medals on the track.Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele almost broke Kipchoge’s record last month in the Berlin marathon finishing at 2:01.41, two seconds short of the official world mark. Advertisementlast_img read more

Local golfers slow out of the gates at the B.C. Junior Golf Championships

first_imgKootenay golfers did not get off to great starts on the home track at the B.C. Amateur Junior Golf Association Championship Tuesday at Rossland/Trail’s Birchbank course.Brenan Moroney of the home course heads the nine-player West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf contingent shooting a 4-over-par 76 to sit eight strokes behind the leaders — Kevin Kwon of Pit Meadows and defending champion Adam Svensson of Surrey.The two leaders opened with a 5-under-par 67.Moroney had his round going in the right direction, starting on hole 10 and playing the first nine holes 1-under-par.However, the round fell apart as Morony bogeyed the first six holes of the back nine to finish in a tie for 45th spot.Kevin Bennett, also of Rossland/Trail, is one back of Moroney with a 5-over-par 77. Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake is tied for 74th at 79 followed by Alexander Rugg of Champion Lakes and Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake tied for 89th spot with 80.Braden and Tyler McKay of Rossland/Trail sit in 120th spot with 82s while Garrett Underwood of Champion Lakes and Kevin MacDonald of Salmo are 128th and 136th, respectively.Round two goes Wednesday when the field will be cut for the final two rounds of the 72-hole tournament Thursday and Friday.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Bombers struggle at Fulton Maroons hoop tourney

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers took it on the chin at the annual Fulton Maroons Senior Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.The Bombers lost all three games to teams from the Okanagan. LVR opened with a 48-28 loss to Rutland Voodoos Friday.Devyn Parker led the Bomber attack with 12 points while senior forward Samantha Einarson added six.Saturday morning during the Breakfast Special, LVR dropped a 55-26 decision to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna. Once again Parker, with eight, and Einarson, with six, led the LVR attack.Later in the day, Princess Margaret of Penticton outscored the Bombers 32-23 in the second half to escape with a 56-45 win.Senior guard Melinda Halstead had eight points to lead LVR. Parker, named the tourney MVP for the Bombers, added seven.last_img read more

Championship Weekend is set as Nelson City Soccer season winds down

first_imgCo-op edged out Old Dogs FC 1-0 to advance.Innkeepers and Co-op finished in a tie for top spot during the regular season. However, Innkeepers were handed the crown on a tiebreaker.In the Finley’s Ladies Rec League, Dirty Dozen and Leo’s Titans advanced to the final by surviving narrow victories Sunday afternoon at Lakeside.Dirty Dozen edged Red Dog 3-2 while the Titans outlasted the Wild Cats 2-1 in semi final action.The two victors meet for all the marbles Sunday at 2:30 p.m.In the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters League, two unlikely combatants meet in the final after Jackson’s Hole and Red Dog escaped with one-goal victories Sunday. Jackson’s Hole, missing starting goalie Tad Lake, got a solid showing from back up Rob McRory en route to a 2-1 win over Ted Allen’s.Meanwhile in the other semi final, Red Dog outlasted regular season champ Club Inter 5-4.Red Dog and Jackson’s Hole meet in the league playoff final Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside Pitch. The finalists are set in the Nelson City Soccer League following semi final weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.In the Leo’s Men’s Open, regular season champ Innkeepers had little trouble with the U18 Nelson Selects, posting a 4-0 victory.The Innkeepers scored two quick goals midway through the first half en route to the win.Mike Precious, tested a handful of times in the Innkeeper nets, registered the shutout.The Innkeepers meet rival Kootenay Co-op in the final.last_img read more


first_imgSTEVE ROTHBLUM, TEAM O’NEILL, DENMAN’S CALL, WINNER: “He got a really good trip. We were a little worried about him being down on the fence but, if you saw his last race where he bobbled at the break and fell down behind, he stood up leaving there today and we’ve always kind of known he’s got this much promise.“After his last race he came back doing so well. He worked 58 and change just on his own and he came into this race well. I thought they went so fast early that he was tracking close enough. I thought he had a huge shot. It’s just great to see when they turn for home. Tyler rode him brilliantly. It was great for all of us.” RONALD ELLIS, MASOCHISTIC, SECOND: “He got a little bit tired. He hasn’t ran in about three and a half months or so. He ran a really good race and just got a little tired. It’s a tough distance for a speed horse to go wire to wire off a layoff. I think everything went great. He got pushed just a little bit that second quarter was a pretty quick second quarter and I think that it caught up with him in the end. If we would’ve been able to get a race into him in January that would’ve helped us a lot but it was raining and it didn’t work out. It wasn’t a disgraceful race by any means.” JOCKEY QUOTES             TYLER BAZE, DENMAN’S CALL, WINNER: “It was a beautiful trip. I talked to Doug before the race and we were saying that we hoped (Conquest Cobra) would go with Masochistic a little bit and give him just a little company the first part of the race. I really believe in this horse. Last time I was on him, he was so unfortunate to lose his hind end leaving the gate.“I was very fortunate to get back on this horse, and I really believe in him. He’s something special. He just went where I pointed him today. There wasn’t a whole lot of room down there on the rail, but that was my only option at the time. When I said ‘let’s go,’ he went. That length off the rail was really there the whole race. It started getting tighter and tighter, and I said ‘If I don’t go now, I might be stuck in a bad situation.’ I pulled the trigger, and he answered.”             DOUG O’NEILL, DENMAN’S CALL, WINNER: “(Denman’s Call) was so impressive today. To see a champ like Masochistic, up there on the lead, and to go the first quarter like that…“He was sitting on a good race, you just never know where the class is. I always think of the paddock like a pasture when you kick four or five new horses out there; within seconds you have a pecking order. If they lose in the paddock you usually know you’re in trouble. He handled himself like he was a leaser down there the whole time today. That definitely tipped me off that he was going to run the way he’s been training.“We dreamt about this but none of us would have thought it was possible to do what he just did. That was pretty incredible.“I was going to run in an allowance but it didn’t fill. Such a wacky game. Thankfully, the allowance race didn’t go, and here we are. It’s incredible.“For him, I don’t know. We were just talking about what an unbelievable opportunity and a dream it would be to have him for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint down at Del Mar this year. That’ll probably be a dream goal. We’ll talk to the owners and put our heads together but we’re going to enjoy the heck out of this.”center_img MIKE SMITH, MASOCHISTIC, SECOND (BEATEN FAVORITE): “I made a mistake staying off the rail a bit too much. I thought I was on it pretty good, but old Tyler was stuck right in my blind spot. I thought I felt somebody back there, but I could swear it was to my outside. I looked over to my right, then looked back and he was inside. It was a great move on his part, and not so good on mine. In saying that, my horse ran well. He got a little tired, but I certainly didn’t need to let him through.” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Gilman Racing, Westside and W.C. Racing, Inc.last_img read more