Elite Electrical Fall Classic

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving tournament. This year we will be a WRA sanctioned tournament event. In addition to the plates and plaques given for a sanctioned event, we will continue the tradition of awarding turkeys, pumpkin pies and other items. Come join the fun! November 22-24, 2013.

Contact Wanda Collins with any questions – racquetball@bellinghamathleticclub.com or 360.676.1800.

Wilson Hope Tournament Results

A big congratulations to fellow BAC employee’s Jessie Scott and Triston Guthrie in placing 1st for doubles at the Wilson Hope Tournament. Way to go dream team!

BAC recently hosted the Wilson Hope Racquetball Tournament. Thank you to all who participated. We had 42 participants, 13 from out of town (Seattle, Spokane and Canada.) We raised $1200 for our donation to the St Joseph’s Cancer Center, where the money will be used to help those diagnosed with cancer by providing reading materials and other helpful items to get them through their treatments. We were also able to purchase a series of massages for a member of our club currently undergoing cancer treatments for lung and stomach cancer. Your participation has made a positive difference for others.

BAC’s members had a great showing; the results for different divisions are as follows:

Women’s O/E Singles:
1st Wanda Collins
2nd Hollie Scott
3rd Rowena Birnel
Women’s B Singles:
3rd Kelli Holz
Women’s C Singles:
1st Karissa Francis
2nd Rhonda McInturff
Women’s D Singles:
1st Diana Guthrie
2nd Sydney McDonald
3rd Tina Lopez
Mixed O/E Doubles:
1st Wanda Collins/Vince Kiteley
2nd Rowena Birnel/Don Birnel
3rd Lori Turley/Jon Duryee
Mixed A/B Doubles:
1st Jessie Sco2/Triston Guthrie
Mixed C/D Doubles:
1st Amy Butler/Bob Cofer
2nd Brenna Guthrie/Je2 Guthrie
3rd Mary Baldwin/Dave Butler
Men’s O/E Singles:
1st Jake Birnel
3rd Jon Duryee
Men’s A Singles:
1st Victor Pinto Gonzalez
2nd Victor Guthrie
Men’s B Singles:
3rd Sonny Mauricio
Men’s C/D Singles:
3rd Rod Jackson

Freaky Friday Night Out!

Come join us at FREAKY FRIDAY NIGHT OUT! The kids will have a “Howlin’ Good Time” full of Halloween themed games, swimming, pizza, popcorn, apple cider, prizes AND jumping around in a bouncy house!! Your child will not want to miss out on this “spooktacular” party! Costumes are strongly encouraged.

When: Friday, October 25th 2013
Time: 6:00-10:00pm
Cost: $25 for members – $30 for non-members $5 off for siblings
Sign up at the Front Desk if you dare…

Lake Padden Trail Half

BAC is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 Lake Padden Trail Half taking place on October 19, 2013!
Get your fill of dirt, rocks and roots at the Lake Padden Trail Half – a 13.1 mile TRAIL half-marathon to support the kids in our community! The dense forest around Lake Padden, (located in beautiful Bellingham, WA) gives way to a challenging and memorable course designed for intermediate to advanced runners. All proceeds will benefit Rebound of Whatcom County, a local charity dedicated to the children on the fringes of our community.

BAC Juniors Players Headed to Worlds!

jake-hollieWe could not be prouder of two of our junior members!  Hollie Scott and Jake Birnel are representing the United States on the National Junior Team in Bolivia in October, 2013.  They made the junior team in their participation at Junior Nationals in June in Iowa State. Hollie placed 2nd in Girls 16 singles, while Jake claimed first place in Boys 16 singles.  Both of them are great athletes and will represent us well.  They are the only junior players in Washington State to make the Junior Team.

Way to go, guys!  Play your best and enjoy the experience.

BAC has been teaching juniors to play the sport for almost 20 years.  Check out our junior lesson program if you know someone that would like to learn!

Software Update

Be on the lookout for our new club management software, which will bring a host of customer service enhancements. We will be taking everyone’s pictures so we will have those electronically attached to each members account. There will be a lot of features
available online as well, from lap lane reservations to tanning and racquetball, all should be able to be booked online. Have some patience as we learn the new software and get proficient at its use. Our first billing with the new CSI system will
take place in September, because of Labor Day billing will come out on the 3rd of September instead of the 1st. Everyone who has auto payments set up should get an email statement from us. If your email has changed or we don’t have it, please turn in the info at the front desk.

Wilson Hope Racquetball Tournament

Who: Open to all levels of play: Elite-D, men AND women
What: Wilson Hope Racquetball Tournament
Where: Bellingham Athletic Club, Bellingham Washington
When: September 28
Why: To support a good cause, and have fun doing it!

The 2013-2014 Racquetball Season is finally here! Kick off the season by supporting the St. Josephs Cancer Center and participating in the Wilson Hope Tournament. All proceeds will go to the cancer center. This two day tournament is a great way to get back in the swing of things; there will be door prizes, lunch, beverages, and a lot of play!