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1st Annual Dale Klatush Sr. Memorial Tournament Results Basketball Tournament 1st Place - Skokomish The Klatush family members dedicated this basketball tournament to their father Dale Klatush, Sr. Pictured top row (L-R) are Joyleen McCrory, Colleen Klatush, Bev Starr. Middle row (L-R) Bruce Klatush Sr., Karen Klatush and Dale Klatush Jr. In front is Dale Klatush, Sr. 2nd Place - Lummi Eleven native basketball teams in. He served in the army and came out to participate in the Dale when he returned from the war, he Klatush, Sr., Basketball Tournament continued his love of playing in hosted at the community center Indian Baseball tournaments for the on the weekend of March 22-24. Oakville Tomahawks. After retiring, It was a true double elimination he managed the Tomahawks for tournament. What a spectacular several years after his brother Gordy demonstration of basketball skills by passed away. our Native American men. With grit and determination He was born the teams, to the and raised on best of their ability the Chehalis and with a little Reservation and luck, to make it to worked for the the fnal day to win Tribe for over 35 the championship. years. He said, “There is always This tournament something to was dedicated be done.” His 3rd Place - Taholah to Dale Klatush parents are Mena Sr., who passed Secena-Klatush away in 2011. His motto is: Practice, and Walt Klatush. His family had Practice, Practice! His family honors a collage for Play Hard - Play Fair - him with this everyone could Play as a Team. Have Fun! tournament. reminisce and see his accomplishments. He Thanks from the Klatush Family! was a husband, uncle, dad, father, grandfather, great-grandfather as Good Job everyone! Thank you to well as a mentor to many of us here the volunteers who helped make this on the Chehalis Reservation. tournament a success, you know who you are. Thanks to the teams While in school Dale was an that came to play in this tournament outstanding athlete and excelled dedicated to our father Dale in whatever sports he participated Klatush, Sr.    Page 3
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