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Preparaing for 2019

A Pre-Camp Taunting 2019



Tis the season to be jolly!  The NBA and the college seasons are underway.  The local high schools began practicing this week.  Basketball season is back and will still be around for the 2019 opening of the Coupeville Treatment Center.  It is time to briefly consider lacing, (or in some cases velcroing) up the Taylor’s while sitting in your favorite chair with a frosty mug of brew.  It certainly is going to be a great season.


The 2018 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOOPAHOLICS TREATMENT CENTER was outstanding!  My personal admiration and thanks to everyone who made the weekend a wonderful memory.  It’s an honor to be a part of this outstanding group of people.


HIGHLIGHTS (some things to jog your memory)

  • The Weather and Beach – enough said!
  • 5 teams @ 2-3
  • The Rookies – Great to have you guys along for the weekend! The welcome mat will always be there for you, however, the lane will not.
  • Mr. Stillsucks is now known as Mr. Mediocrity! First Championship in over 20 years
  • Dodd didn’t break anything or anyone
  • All you guys who came banged up and played anyway! Michael Ladd = bilateral hip replacement (did I state that right Herb?) – Big Ed Sputh = recent shoulder surgery – Andy Erlandson = narly ankle sprain - Rob Marshall = achilles-itis (also Sarge buried his forearm in Rob’s eye) – Mike Robertson = recent shoulder surgery – others?
  • Alan Elser on the floor more than Dodd (4x in one game)
  • Coach Hayford
  • 74 year old Art Haug


Special Thanks to Coach Jim Hayford, his wife Robin, and son Joe for taking time to be with us on Sunday morning.  How bout those Redhawks!  SU 78 WSU 69


Double Thanks to Steve Hawes, Bruce Case, Freddy Jackson, Clay Roberts and the others who started this outstanding weekend 30 years ago on the outdoor courts at Ft. Casey.  It’s because of you, that we get to enjoy this event.  Thank you! 


Thanks also to the folks at Coupeville High School, Coach Dave/Amy King, Coupeville Boosters – specifically Amy who coordinated the food and beverages, and Vivian who coordinated our BBQ.


Finally, a Thanks to Ira and the fellas for “working” camp this year.  You guys always help keep the weekend in perspective and remind us how doggone awful Nixon is.