Welcome to the many ladies receiving this for the first time J We are VERY excited to have you participating in Women’s Racquetball!!

 Things are starting to slow down for the official racquetball season, but there are still events to choose from in the next few months. Take a quick read and see if anything interests you!

If there is anything missing we apologize, we try very hard to keep track of happenings all over the state. Please send any new happenings you are aware of to Angela31372@aol.com and I will put it in next months newsletter.

WRA BBQ July 24th from 11am-4pm at West Fenwick Park in Kent (address below):
The Washington Racquetball Association (WRA) hosts a BBQ every year to honor racquetball players in Washington. This is a great event, with outdoor racquetball courts, if you’ve never played outdoor racquetball you need to give it a try it is VERY different, NO back wall!! There are tennis courts which several members use for Pickle Ball and amazing food! If you are a WRA member come on out, members can bring a non-member to this event. The address is: 3824 Reith Rd in Kent

Summer Play Days:
Beth Neff is hosting a Play Day on Saturday, June 26th from 10am-3pm in Puyallup at COMPETITIVE EDGE-The Old Ballys by the mall. RSVP to Beth Neff at: teamneff@yahoo.com
For those of you that have not attended one, they are a great way to meet other women players of different levels of play in a very relaxed setting. There is no cost to play, we encourage donations of $5-$10 to our WPRO fundraising, but we do not accept donations from first timers.
We generally have extra racquets to lend out so bring a friend and a snack to share! If you know you can be there please contact the event host.

Women’s Only Tournament (Queen’s of the Court):
Cheyenne will be sending out a separate email in regards this tournament so please keep your eyes open for it J

There are leagues on an on-going basis all over the state with women coming out in full force. If you are having trouble finding a league to play in please let one of us know and we’ll get you in contact with the right person.
South Sound Women’s Beginner League
Cheyenne is starting a Women’s Beginner League at Bally’s in Olympia, 17 women have already signed up! Contact Cheyenne to play: olympiaizzys@aol.com

Women’s Racquetball T-shirts and Hoodies: $18/$25
We have been selling Washington Women’s Racquetball T-shirts and Hoodies this season at every event for our WPRO fundraising efforts. There are quite a few left, so look for them at Play Days and Tournaments. If you don’t see your size and want to place an order, contact Lori Turley at lsturley@comcast.net. If you have ordered in the past, you might want to touch base to let us know you still want your order.

WPRO Fundraising:
Our goal is to bring the Women’s Pro Tour (the best women players in the world) to the Puget Sound Challenge, November 2010 in Olympia. To get these special ladies here it will take some funding here’s how we are doing so far:

Funds raised:
December Play Day: $369
Kent Doubles Tourney: $63
State Doubles: $75
Winter Shootout Bham: $244
Seattle Open: $491.19
NW Open: $150
State Singles: $225
April Play Day: $176
Minute to Win It BBQ: $500
Other Donations coming in: $3200 (Thank you to everyone that has sent checks individually)
Total raised so far: About $6000 our goal is $10,000

Poker Night:
As you might have heard, Karen Jaskolka hosted a Poker Night to raise money for our WPRO fundraising efforts. Thirty people attended and had a BLAST! Everyone is begging for more so we will be hosting a second event sometime in the fall, so keep your eyes peeled if this is something that interests you.

How you can help:

  • Collect your change in a zip-lock and donate at the next Women’s Event!
  • Purchase a Women’s Racquetball Hoodie or T-shirt (sold at almost every event this year).
  • Send suggestions to Cheyenne for Corporate Sponsors
  • Spread the word!!

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact either myself or Cheyenne at any point and we will do our best to help!

Angela Benjamin

Cheyenne Hayes

Categories: Women


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