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Tasty treats await basketball players during the 2017 Hoopaholics event at Coupeville High School. (Amy King photo)

If you volunteer, they will play.

After a long pandemic pause, Hoopaholics is planning a return to Coupeville this summer, with a weekend of basketball and fellowship set for June 17-19.

The event, which draws numerous adult hoops players to Camp Casey and the Coupeville High School gym, needs a fair number of hands to make sure everything runs right.

Amy Briscoe is looking for volunteers who are interested in things such as food prep, baking, scorekeeping, and laundry services.

If you’re a veteran of past Hoopaholics events, great. If you’re a first timer, no worries.

“I would love some veterans, and I would also love to meet some new people!” Briscoe said.

The three-day event is a financial boon both for businesses in Coupeville, and the CHS basketball programs, as Hoopaholics donates to support Wolf basketball players.

For more info, or to volunteer, contact Briscoe at (360) 632-2229.

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“I like the high ones!” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Central Whidbey Little League registration ends March 4.

That gives league officials time to form teams, schedule practices, order uniforms, and pass on all info to district and national organizations.

CWLL is also recruiting volunteers to coach, umpire, work the concession stand, and join the board.

A new season of baseball and softball gets underway between April 9-11.

To register your child online, pop over to:


For questions, you can contact CWLL officials at centralwhidbeyll@gmail.com.

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Support local kids today! (Photo property Coupeville Elementary PTA)

Stronger together.

The Coupeville Elementary PTA is looking for parents who want to help local students succeed.

The organization is relaunching and would like to add as many new members as possible.

It’s just $15 to sign up, and there are numerous ways for parents to make an impact.

“We understand that not all families can volunteer their time, but there are many other ways families can help,” said PTA leaders in a promotional push on their Facebook page.

“We would love to hear your voices and ideas at meetings on what families/staff would like from the PTA.

“We look forward to meeting past and future families in the new year.”

The PTA helps with programs such as “Readers are Leaders” and the Scholastic Book Fair, while also bestowing grants to teachers.

For more info and to join the PTA, pop over to:


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The pitch calls.

The Central Whidbey Soccer Club is looking for volunteer coaches to run U10 boys and U12 girls teams.

No prior coaching experience is required.

If the CWSC is unable to find coaches by the end of the week, it will have to combine its boys and girls U10 and U12 programs, making both co-ed.

If interested in launching, or continuing, your coaching career, contact Bill Sites at vicepresident@centralwhidbeysoccer.com.

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Central Whidbey Little League softball players celebrate a win. (Jackie Saia photo)

Coupeville’s Rhododendron Park is a jewel among local little league facilities.

But, unless new volunteers step up to keep Central Whidbey Little League humming along, parents of softball and baseball players may spend more time driving North and South than enjoying their own diamonds.

That’s the reality, as CWLL will lose most of its board at the conclusion of this season, with the children and grandchildren of current volunteers “aging out” and moving on to high school ball.

League officials are putting out the call for fresh blood, with the promise current volunteers will help prepare newbies for what awaits them.

The statement released Thursday by CWLL President Gordon McMillan:


Good Morning!

We are reaching out to all of you with the hopes that you will consider getting more involved with Central Whidbey Little League.

As we are winding down the 2021 season, it is now time to look forward … to next season and beyond.

Yes, it may seem a bit early, but your current board is concerned about next season and feel it is imperative to share our thoughts with you.

Your current board is presently made up of approximately 10-12 active members.

And, the majority will be leaving the board after this season as our kids and grandkids will be ‘aging out’.

Our kids will no longer be eligible to play little league baseball/softball.

Most of our kids and grandkids will be involved with high school athletics/events/clubs in some form or another, and we will be wanting to watch and participate in those events with them.

What does this mean?

Quite frankly, without new volunteers to fill these positions, CWLL may have a very challenging situation and may face some very difficult and painful decisions.

This includes players/families may have to apply to participate in the North Whidbey and/or the South Whidbey leagues IF these leagues will allow.

Board positions that will be vacant at the end of this season:

Vice President
Player Agent
Safety Officer
Communications Director
Concession Stand Organizer (*May be filled but could use assistance*)
Umpire Organizer
Field Prep
Sponsorship/Donations (*May be filled but could use assistance*)

CWLL usually begins ‘gearing up’ for the new season with monthly (Zoom at this time) meetings in September and then weekly meetings after the first of the year going through early April.

Then back to every other week until the end of the season.

Some of your 2021 board has volunteered to assist/teach/guide, but will be unable to ‘take the lead’ so they can be involved with their high schoolers.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will respond at once.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Your 2021 CWLL Board of Directors


For more info on CWLL:

Home (centralwhidbeylittleleague.com)


To contact the CWLL, email:


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