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   Won’t someone think of the children?!? Your donation today can keep me from returning to the work of my younger days.

We’re about to hit a major milestone.

Next Saturday, Aug. 12, marks the five-year anniversary of Coupeville Sports and, together, we’ve accomplished quite a bit.

The local newspapers have a job to do, and they do it well. In particular, Jim Waller at the News-Times is my Mr. Miyagi, and I have great respect for his work.

But, what we’ve concocted over here on the fringes of journalism, me the writer and you the reader, is its own thing.

No one else is as fanatical about Cow Town, or as prone to writing about it at 2 AM.

Through 5,417 articles, a book (get your copy today!) and side projects like creating the CHS Wall of Fame or working on football and (coming soon) basketball record boards, we’ve sparked a revolution.

And Coupeville Sports isn’t fading away anytime soon.

I hit a rough patch a few months back, and thought about walking away, but cleared my head and realized other things in my life needed to change, not my writing.

So, as we head towards another school year — fall sports practice begins Aug. 16, with the first game Sept. 1 — I am newly re-energized and ready to drive Athletic Director Willie Smith bonkers with 10,001 emails a day.

Through these five years, the thing which has driven me forward, which continues to lift me up, has been your support.

Whether financial or a pat on the back (or, sometimes, just a good kick in the rear…), knowing you’re reading, you care and you’re appreciative, is huge.

Since leaving Christopher’s on Whidbey two summers back, I have scraped out a living solely as a writer.

While I’m not getting that indoor/outdoor swimming pool with a waterfall in the middle anytime soon, I haven’t missed my rent (my landlord thanks you) and my middle-aged fingers don’t miss the dish pits.

As I fire back up for a new school year, this is a perfect opportunity to be the wind beneath my wings.

If you’ve ever thought about supporting Coupeville Sports, my writing and researching, now is a perfect time.

Buy an ad ($100 for the life of the blog), purchase a copy of Bow Down to Cow Town or flip a few bucks my way.

There’s a large Donate button on the top right of the blog or you can mail something to 165 N. Sherman, Coupeville, WA 98239 or stuff dollar bills in my pockets in person.

I’ve never charged to read Coupeville Sports, and never will. If you want to read it for free, so be it.

But, if you want to be one of David’s Best Ever Friends, even better.

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   A flashback to an earlier edition of Race the Reserve, as Coupeville legend Danny Savalza leads the pack. (Shelli Trumbull photo)

Run like the wind, two times.

First, if you aren’t registered yet for Race the Reserve, the clock is running out on you.

The annual shindig — which features a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K and 5K — is just a week away, with the starter’s pistol set to fire next Saturday, Aug. 12.

If you register online or in person the day of the event, you can use a credit card, cash or check. Registration by mail has closed.

Once you hit that starter’s line, ready to rumble, weather conditions are looking strong. Forecasts call for a high of 72 degrees that day, with a mild wind and some clouds.

As you run through Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, you’ll be treated to views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Olympics and the Straight of Juan de Fuca.

Money raised goes to fund graduation night events for the Coupeville High School Class of 2018.

Deb Smith is the driving force behind this year’s event, with Beth Stout, Lisa Toomey, Jennifer Wynn, Dawn Hesselgrave, Connie Lippo, Kali Barrio, Elizabeth Bitting and Deb Savalza all playing key roles.

For more info and to register, pop over to:

http://racethereserve.com/

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All your pertinent details.

The Class of 2018 is getting creative.

As Coupeville’s newest seniors kick into gear to raise funds for their graduation party, they have two events planned for July 1.

First up is a rummage sale at the Coupeville Rec Hall from 9 AM-3 PM, then the Wolves will flip around and offer “date night” babysitting services at the same location from 6-9 PM.

CHS seniors will provide games, activities, art projects, movement, and a movie corner for kids.

Children must be potty-trained to participate.

Cost is $10 for one child, $20 for two, with a max family rate of $25.

Registration for the “date night” services will take place during the garage sale.

For those who don’t know, the Rec Hall is at 901 NW Alexander St., within easy walking distance of a ton of restaurants for parents who choose to incorporate that into their free time.

Christopher’s on Whidbey, The Oystercatcher, The Front Street Grill and Toby’s Tavern are all close enough to hit with your shoe from the Rec Hall parking lot (if you were to throw a shoe…).

Or head home and just enjoy the silence.

However you use the “date night” services or the garage sale, your money will go to help the Class of 2018 fund a “safe, sober (and awesome) Senior Trip next spring.

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   Get your car washed Saturday and you can help current Wolves enjoy summer basketball camp (and sand castle building) like Julia Myers did. (Amy King photo)

It’s a win-win.

You can get your car washed and help support the most successful girls basketball program on Whidbey Island in one fell swoop.

The three-time defending Olympic League champion Coupeville Wolves hoops squad will be at Whidbey Island Bank (401 N. Main) twice this month, brushes and hose in hand.

First up is a car wash this Saturday, May 13 from 10 AM – 2 PM, then they come back around Saturday, May 27 at the same locale.

The events are fundraisers to help pay for the girl’s trip to a team camp this summer.

The camp has been an invaluable experience in recent years for the Wolves, giving varsity and JV players a chance to bond and work on their skills while playing four days worth of games, with a little beach time thrown in to keep things lively.

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Tiffany Briscoe (John Fisken photo)

Tiffany Briscoe rips a base hit. (John Fisken photo)

Let ‘er rip.

Coupeville High School softball sluggers will be swinging for the fences Mar. 11, in a bid to help better fund their program.

But before they take part in the team’s “1st Semi-Annual Hit-A-Thon” they’re out and about now, snagging donations.

You can sponsor a player or players and take your chances on their power with the bat or make a flat donation starting at $20.

During the Hit-A-Thon, each Wolf player will take 15 cuts at the plate, with their top two blasts (in fair territory) being added together for fundraising purchases.

So, if your favorite player were to park a ball 150 feet and another 200 feet, and you had pledged 10 cents per foot, you’d be coughing up $35 to keep CHS softball prospering.

You can also get in on the action yourself.

Pony up $5 and you can step into the batter’s box and get 10 swings of your own after the players have wrapped up their version of the home run derby.

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