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4 Youth Basketball Tourney (continued from page 1) 14 and Under Division fnals. It was a blast for many youth as Thanks from Cheryle Starr, Events 1st Place- Warms Springs 3rd Place-Nisqually the audience became involved by yelling Coordinator 2nd Place-Muckleshoot 4th Place-Chehalis and applauded encouragement. First place received a $100 and a back pack, second Thanks to volunteers who made this placed received $50.00. Winners were frst such a successful tournament: Carla place Jered Pichette, Warm Thomas, Ray Lopez, Springs/Lummi/FlatHead Charlotte Lopez, Boo who went 6 for 6 in the Thomas, Joyce Thomas, fnal round to defeat Gary Pam Youckton, Ang Ortivez III, Chehalis in Youckton, Sonny the fnal round. Youckton, It was a very Bobby Jones, Geo Jack, successful Junior Warm Springs tournament for Jack, Annie won the 14 the youth and Jones, Barb years and their families that Daniels, Baby under division travelled to play Gary Ortivez, Championship. basketball. When Monique Lopez, the weekend Rosa Arreguin, 10 and Under Division came many youth and Jerry were exhausted Youckton. . 1st Place- Muckleshoot 3rd Place-Auburn having played all Here are the top 2 winners of the Also a huge 2nd Place-Warm Springs 4th Place-Nisqually day Sunday in 3-point contest during the second tribal thanks to the both divisions. youth tournament. Pictured (L-R) are: teams who came The was a fun second place, Gary Ortivez III, Chehalis and participated flled weekend of tribal member, and first place Jered sharing a fun basketball win or Pichette, Warm Springs/Lummi/Flathead flled weekend lose it was a great Tribes. of tribal youth family event. basketball. Tournament Summary When the fnal game of the tournament ended, awards were handed out to each division: Muckleshoot won the 10 1st Place received championship jackets; 2nd Place received hooded sweatshirts; 3rd year old and Place received crew neck sweatshirts; 4th Place received T-shirts; 2 All-stars per team under division received back packs; Special awards for MVP for the Championship teams. All day Ray championship (RayRay) Lopez Jr. received the tournament 3 point award as he made over 20 of them to earn that awards during the tournament. 5 and Under Division 16 and Under Division 1st Place- Warm Springs 4th Place-Chehalis 2nd Place-Tigerz BJ’s Team 3rd Place-Willies Team Chehalis played in the 5 and under division in the Tribal Youth Basketball Tournament. Many Warm Springs agreed it was cute won the 14 watching the little ones years and play basketball. under division Photo courtesy of Championship Courtney Brown Conference (continued from page 1) Banquet (continued from Page 1) health and your risks and ways to prevent Charlene Nelson, of Shoalwater Bay tribe, criteria. Each year, the selection committee February - James (Ringo) Pickernell, colorectal cancer. Some of the main themes shared her experience of dealing with her works diligently to narrow down the Table Games were to get screened, talk to your health care husband’s cancer. We also heard from feld from 12 worthy candidates to one March - Janet Gallaher, Buffet provider, get exercise, eat right, reduce the Anthony Cole, a 30 year old colon cancer outstanding recipient. April - Rose Green, Busing use of tobacco and alcohol, and at age 50 survivor from the Cowlitz tribe, who was The evening’s top honor went to June - LuWayne French, Security/Shuttle get a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy can detect diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 22 Executive Assistant Kristina Nielson. July - Thresia Hertwig, Deli August - Bernell Williams, Security polyps before they turn into cancer. years old. After his treatment was completed Kristina, who came to the Casino in 2008, September - Kristina Nielson, Food & Beverage There was a Giant “SuperColon” he is now a physical ftness trainer, who has proven herself to be an indispensable October - Chase Wells, IT display in the gym. Prevent Cancer wants to help people be healthier. John member of the Food and Beverage team. November - Jessica Hurd, Bingo SuperColon is an exhibit of the Prevent Simmons, of the CCCP, facilitated the panel. Cheerful, outgoing, and well-liked by her December - Scott Hill, Video TM Cancer Foundation. The Super colon is an All speakers shared their personal stories peers, Kristina regularly goes above and educational tool that’s message is Colorectal and the important message of getting your beyond her own job duties, is actively In addition to the Associate of the Year cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. health screenings and early detection. involved in associate events, and assists with award, three prestigious awards known Inside the display you can see what a Bobbie Bush ended the event saying that special projects throughout the casino. as the Executive Awards were presented. healthy colon looks like, see what it looks this has been a great learning experience Executive Award winners included: like when the tissue becomes affected with for all and that they plan to do this event The Associates of the Month in 2010 James (Ringo) Pickernell – Guest Service non-malignant colorectal diseases, polyps, again the last weekend of March of 2012, included: Award and various stages of colorectal cancer. at a different tribal location, so mark your January - Tayleejo LaCroix, EVS Chase Wells – Teamwork Award Participants had fun doing the “Zumba” calendars! LuWayne French – Extra Mile class, lead by Julie LaClair of the The winners for the door prizes were: Award Skokomish tribe. “Zumba” is a high-energy Cecil Cheeka, who won a gardening Latin dance exercise class; participants had basket, Joan Carpenter, who won an Associate of the Year fun with this class. IPad, and Chase Bonifer and his dad nominee and recipient of the Michael Maxwell, who works for SPIPA Anthony Youckton who won the chain 2010 Guest Service Award talked about his new program, the “Informed saw. Congratulations to all the winners and James (Ringo) Pickernell Decision Making Regarding Prostate Cancer thank you to everyone who attended this (center) poses with guests Project”. It is currently in year one of a conference and made it a success! Gerald Pickernell and Kathy two-year project which provides education If you would like to know more about Pickernell upon arriving to the and outreach to tribal communities, Native the colon health program, please contact the event by limousine. American men diagnosed with prostate Patient Navigator workers at the Chehalis Photo courtesy of cancer to improve their ability to make a tribe: CTWC: Patti Walker 360-273-5504 or Larry’s Photography treatment decision consistent with their Cindy Beck 360-709-1810 or Bobbie Bush, Chehalis Tribe personal values and traditional beliefs. Colon Health Program Coordinator at SPIPA Tribal Days Memorial Finally there was a speaking panel; 360-426-3990. Baseball Tournament 4th Annual Cancer Walk Weekend May 27, 28, 29, and 30 Sunday, May 29 The Giant 5 K walk (tribal center to End of “SuperColon” For more information contact Cheryle trail/gas station). Starts at noon display was Starr at 360-709-1824, Carla Thomas at 360-273-5911 or email: cstarr@ used as an or cthomas@ This year we will be holding our annual education tool Chehalis Tribal Days Cancer Awareness in preventing, Walk on May 29th . treating Vendors please contact Dan Gleason All those that are interested in being on and beating at 360-273-5911 for table costs and the committee please contact Goddard at cancer . locations. the Tribal Center or call 360-709-1735.
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