Volunteers needed for this weekend

September 8, 2010

NEW — 6 p.m. Sept. 8, 2010

Residents looking to help out in the community can do so this weekend.

Newcastle Days volunteer coordinator Grace Stiller is seeking volunteers to help with parking, lines at the bouncy toys, and setting up and taking down booths at the Newcastle Days celebration Saturday. The celebration is from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in Lake Boren Park.

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Crazy for a good cause, UW grads take on Ironman

September 8, 2010

NEW — 12:45 p.m. Sept. 8, 2010

Best friends and University of Washington graduates Buddy Waddington and Kurtis Dane are putting their strength and persistence to the test with the hope of raising $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The crazy part?

They aspire to complete the Ford Ironman Arizona 2010 on Nov. 21, with no triathlon experience as of yet. An Ironman is the ultimate test of endurance, according to the team, with a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all in a row.

Waddington, of Newcastle, described the plan as a “self-appointed senior project,” in which they could use their marketing skills as business students to raise the money and the extra time they had as college students to train.

“Why don’t we do a crazy college thing and do it for a good cause?” he said.

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