Northwest NEWS

June 11, 2001

Local News

Cities at the bat

by Bronwyn Wilson
   Senior Staff Reporter
   The sun was not out. It was too wet to play. So, the city of Woodinville cancelled their softball game that cold, cold, wet day....
   On Friday June 1, the 2001 Softball Showdown between the Woodinville Wonders and the Bothell Bombers was called off. Due to a downpour, the day was more suited for umbrellas than baseball bats.
   The two teams agreed to reschedule the softball challenge to Thursday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at Woodinville's Sports Field next to City Hall.
   The Wonders, led by City Manager Pete Rose, will face Bothell's Bombers and their team captain, Assistant City Manager Manny Ocampo. Bothell claims to have a city council member on their team who swings a "mean" bat and is ready for whatever Pete Rose and the Wonders have up their sleeves.
   Woodinville has a couple of council members on their team who are not to be taken lightly as well, including Deputy Mayor Scott Hageman and Council member Cathy Wiederhold.
   The city of Woodinville and the city of Bothell are participating in a wellness program through the Association of Washington Cities. Both teams are made up of city staff and council members representing their city with an even male-female ratio.
   The public is invited to attend and cheer their team on to victory. The winning team will be awarded the opportunity of having the "Trophy of Desk Trinkets" in their possession until next year's game.