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Get your car washed Saturday and help support the basketball dreams of Wolf players like Hannah Davidson. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Do you want to disappoint Chelsea Prescott or Avalon Renninger or, heaven forbid, the captain herself, Scout Smith?

I didn’t think so.

There are a ton of talented players involved in the Coupeville High School girls basketball program, and they need your help as fundraising season rages.

The Wolves will be at People’s Bank (right behind the Coupeville Country Store on S. Main as you come off the highway) Saturday from 9:00-3:00, holding a car wash.

So, it’s a win-win for you.

Get your car lookin’ spiffy.

Help hard-working basketball players.

Keep the circle of life churning.


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Sean LeVine cruises in at the finish of the 2017 Race the Reserve. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Seven weeks until the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Coupeville High School Class of 2020.

The 8th annual Race the Reserve, where runners pound across the prairie in 5K and 10K races, as well as half, full, and relay marathons, goes down Aug. 10.

While you can register all the way up to the morning of the event, if you get your paperwork in order by July 20, you’ll be guaranteed of nabbing a race t-shirt in your size.

Race the Reserve offers runners a unique landscape to explore.

Races begin and end at Coupeville Elementary School, with a chance to traverse both Ebey’s Prairie and Crockett Prairie within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

One of only three historical reserves in the United States, it offers sweeping views of the ocean, mountain, and prairie farmland.

Along the way, you may see Mount Baker, the North Cascades, and the Olympic Mountains, plus marathon runners will ramble through Fort Casey State Park, where World War II-era bunkers and lighthouse are still intact.

The weekend of Race the Reserve is the busiest of the year for Whidbey Island, as the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, featuring 200+ booths, is also held in the downtown area.

Just a short walk from the race finish line, the festival, in its 55th year, offers a wide variety of vendors, in addition to food, activities for children, and a rotating roster of musicians playing for the people.

Race the Reserve, which is put on by the parents of the next year’s graduating class, funds a safe and sober graduation night celebration.

For more info or to get your registration done today, pop over to:


And PS, race organizers are also looking for volunteers to help guide runners and operate water stations. If interested, you can contact them at the same site.

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Multiple ways to support a good cause. (Photo courtesy James Steller)

“Circumnavigate Whidbey” is back, but with a twist.

An annual fundraiser for the Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools, it’s headed into its third go-round, with the hope of attracting the most participants yet.

The first two years featured creator James Steller (and later a few friends) circling Whidbey by means of running, bicycling, and swimming.

This time out, they’re offering local athletes a chance to participate in two non-competitive “half-Ironman triathlons,” while tracing the 160-mile perimeter of Whidbey Island.

The event goes down Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 1).

The first day, athletes launch from Mickey Clark Field (behind Coupeville Elementary School), head South, then work their way back to Coupeville.

Day two will start in the same place, but everyone will head North.

Each day will consist of 13 miles running (split into several legs), a mile swim, and the rest taken up by biking.

Participants will stick together on the journey, regardless of pace.

The event wraps with a community potluck at the end of the second day.

Those who want to help support the Foundation, but not hit the roads and waters, can donate to the cause, as the poster at the top of this article indicates.

The Foundation, which was started in 1977, provides scholarships to students and grants to teachers, helping keep Coupeville education humming along.

For much more info on the foundation, or “Circumnavigate Whidbey,” pop over to:


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Twin terrors Raven (left) and Willow Vick and fellow Coupeville High School volleyball players are staging a Saturday car wash. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Banish the dirt, and help a good cause.

The Coupeville High School volleyball team is back at it Saturday, June 22, running a charity car wash to raise money for all things spiker-related.

The soap bubbles fly from 10-2:30 at Ebey Academy, which is located at 140 SE Terry Road, across from the high school and just down from Prairie Center Red Apple Market.

Your donations will benefit one of the most successful sports programs at CHS.

The Wolves are coming off a season in which they finished 11-5, second in the North Sound Conference behind just King’s, which finished 3rd at the 1A state tourney.

Before that, Coupeville won back-to-back Olympic League titles and went to state in 2017.

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All your pertinent details, in a snazzy poster. (Photo courtesy Ben Etzell)

You can dance the afternoon away, and also support a good cause.

Former Coupeville High School baseball star Ben Etzell is back on the Island and is throwing a “Down 2 Boogie” event next Sunday, June 16.

The event runs from 2:30-5:30 at the Coupeville Rec Hall, and is free to the public.

It will also double as the kickoff to Lucas Etzell’s campaign for Mr. South Whidbey.

Lucas is Ben’s younger brother and one of four children in the family to graduate from Coupeville High School.

“I created the event in celebration of everyone’s unique abilities,” Ben Etzell said.

“Inspired by my brother Lucas, his experience with Down Syndrome, and the impact he’s had on others, my goal is to bring together communities for an afternoon of music, movement, and true connection.”

There will be a donation station at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund.

You can find out more about the group, which helps South Whidbey families pay medical bills, by popping over to http://fofmedicalsupportfund.org/.

Every dollar donated also counts as a vote for Lucas as he competes for Mr. South Whidbey, which awards its title in October.

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