Federal Way School District establishes Hall of Fame for athletes

By CASEY OLSON, The Mirror

• Federal Way Public Schools is establishing an Athletic Hall of Fame to honor past employees who have made a major impact on the district’s athletic programs. Nominees to the Hall of Fame will be evaluated based on the following criteria: The nominee has served the district for a minimum of 10 years, has been retired for at least five years or deceased and has made a significant impact on the district’s or a school’s athletic program.

The Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a regular-season football game in the fall of 2008. Each Hall of Fame member will receive a certificate and have his or her name inscribed on a special banner placed at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.

A renovated Memorial Stadium will serve as the backdrop for the ceremony and Hall of Fame football game. The stadium’s turf and track are due to be renovated this summer with the use of state matching funds the district received as a result of the passage of the bond measure.

In addition, the new electronic scoreboard purchased as a result of a donation by Federal Way’s Del Taco will be installed and operational. The district will dedicate the stadium’s new turf, track, and scoreboard during the Hall of Fame ceremony.

Send nominees to Greg Flynn, 1300 S. 308th St., Federal Way, WA 98003. Nominations can also be faxed to (253) 945-5577 or e-mailed to

The deadline for nominations to be received is April 1. A 15-member committee of present and former district coaches and administrators will select the first class of inductees.

• USSSA softball is looking for umpires for King County and the south end. Umpires are paid monthly and set their own schedules. For more information, contact Paul at (425) 870-1043 or Dale at (425) 481-2005.

• Federal Way National Little League is registering for teams from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Federal Way National Fieldhouse, adjacent to the King County Aquatic Center, on Feb. 9. For more information, visit

• The Mosquito Squad Fastpitch Club is looking for players for its 12 and under team. Girls with 1995 birthdates who are looking to play competitive fastpitch softball are welcome to tryout.

For more information, contact Mark Lewis at (206) 818-4130, or email or visit

• The Pacific Waves Synchronized Swimming Team is hosting introduction lessons for adults and children. Classes are held Saturday’s at the Federal Way Community Center Pool from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A session will run Feb. 2 through Feb. 23.

Pacific Waves instructors will introduce and teach the basic fundamentals of synchronized swimming. The last Saturday of each session, the class will perform in a mini water show to demonstrate their progress.

For more information, contact Suzi at (425) 829-3968 or email

• The Sudden Impact Girls Fastpitch teams are looking for players ages 8 to 12 (age as of Jan. 1, 2008). The teams feature ASA Junior Olympic Affiliation, pitching and catching instructors for private lessons by the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University and Kennedy High School players/coaches, Practices at Decatur High School and lots of local play, including hosting the Sudden Impact Invitational Tournament at Celebration Park. The older girls on the 12-under team play various weekend tournaments, mostly in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The younger girls on the 10U team develop their skills in recreational league play. No previous fastpitch experience required. Indoor practices begin this month.

For more information about Federal Way Girls Softball or to join a practice, call (206) 310-6226 or email You can also visit

• Pierce County Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Lakewood Winter Club, is presenting its 10th annual Ice Show: Reflections on Ice — Magical Memories.

The Sprinker Recreation Center’s Ice Arena, 14824 S C St, in Parkland, will be transformed into a theater for the five performances, Feb. 8-10. With a cast of nearly 100 local skaters and guest performer Jozef Sabovcik, this show rivals those of national touring companies. To reserve tickets call the Sprinker Recreation Center at (253) 798-4000 or visit Tickets are $18 for ice seating and balcony seats are $12.

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