Sports -- April 24, 2003

Published on Thu, Apr 24, 2003
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Pacific Building Center team wins division championship

The Pacific Building Center team from Blaine won the Navy Division Championship of the 4th grade boys and girls club basketball playoffs. The team had a 4-4 record during the regular season.

In the playoffs, they beat the undefeated team of Rice Insurance by a score of 17-16. The semi-final was a five-point comeback victory in the final two minutes over the Ferndale Locker team. The championship game was a 17-14 victory over Lummi.

Two regional races coming up

There will be a clinic for the Human Race on Sunday, May 4, to help those participating in the race. Richard Lewis, an exercise physiologist, will give tips on stretching and healthy nutrition at the Bellingham public library from 3 � 5 p.m.

The Human Race is a community-based 5�10K walk or run sponsored by Whatcom Volunteer Center and local businesses on behalf of Whatcom County nonprofits. The race will be held on Saturday, June 14 at the Maritime Heritage Park, and starts at 10 a.m. The celebration culminates with a picnic lunch, prizes and music by the Bellingham Alumni Swing Band and the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band. Pre-registration is $10 per individual and day of race registration is $15.

Organizations received 75 percent of the pledges collected for them and the Volunteer Center receives 25 percent to continue connecting volunteers with nonprofits throughout the year.

The annual Run to the Border will take off from the Blaine school track area on Saturday, April 26. The 1.5 mile kids fun run starts at 10:30 a.m. and 5K run is at 11 a.m. Registration fee ($15, $7) applies.

The Run to the Border, started by Blaine elementary physical education teacher Dan Persse, is intended to be both a fundraiser and a way to get the community moving. Proceeds from the event will benefit the newly established Girls on the Run program in Blaine, which uses running and workouts to help build self-esteem and teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 5th grade. Call 371-3882 for details.

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