Page 3 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - April, 2016
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Education Program with a Bachelor The Wolf Pack emerged victorious at the All Indian Basketball Tournament.
hire ready to work with of Arts degree, I
students, community fulfilled a lifelong Tribe hosts tournament
dream of skiing for
Hello, my name is Reed Howard. a living and moved
I joined the Education Program to Jackson Hole,
in December. I was born in Rhode Wyoming. I worked
Island but moved with my family as a ski instructor
to England when I was 4 and Reed Howard and mountain biking
stayed there through high school. guide there. After
My brothers and I attended an several years, I moved back to Fort
international school with around Collins, Colorado, where my wife
60 countries represented, which Sara, was going to veterinary school.
explains my complete lack of a I was the site director for a before-
British accent. and after-school program during the
school year and a fly fishing guide
After high school, I attended during the summers.
Colorado College in Colorado After Sara graduated, she was
Springs, Colorado. While there, I had offered an associate position by
the opportunity to take a semester off Cascade West Veterinary Hospital in
and spend seven months establishing Centralia and we moved here in the
the basketball department for the fall of 2015.
Thanda After-School Program in I am excited to continue to work
rural South Africa. After graduating with and get to know the students
and families of the community.

‘The salmon Young generation of basketball players continues legacy
is the unifying
The Percy’s Landing sign pays tribute to past Tribal Council center of The second weekend of March TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Chairman Percy Youckton. the Chehalis boasted high-energy “rez-ball” for
culture. the fans and communities that First place: Wolf Pack
Therefore, the watched the All Indian Basketball Second place: Seattle
central focus Tournament. Third place: Skok
of our social Fourth place: Knights
and economic Fourteen basketball teams signed
development up to participate. They competed for AWARDS
efforts.’ championship jackets, sweatshirts,
T-shirts and sportsmanship duffle Two all-star awards were given to each
PERCY YOUCKTON bags. All-stars were awarded after the team who placed first through fourth;
tournament wrapped up. one all-star was given to every other
Sign honors Percy Youckton team. The 3-Point King Award went
The teams left everything on the to George from Seattle, and the MVP
A new sign was placed at our tribal a private tribal boat launch. The gate floor as they say – fast-paced play, Award went to David of the Wolf Pack.
boat launch, making it a landmark year has been locked because of vandalism, run and gun, dribbling, passing and
to come. drug paraphernalia and garbage being shooting at its best. The young players and the Oakville Indian Shaker
dumped there. It is open daily from gave it their all to move onto the next Church. Bev Starr and the church
The dedication ceremony for the 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If you need access because round. They played hard, and their took the opportunity to offer
boat launch was in October 2015. The it is locked, contact the fisheries sportsmanship was demonstrated delightful food for hungry customers.
boat launch honors past Tribal Council department or law enforcement. Call throughout the tournament.
Chairman Percy Youckton, who served 360-273-7051. It was a fun-filled weekend for
quite a few years and made a big It was a good time with a few everyone who came out to watch.
impact on our way of life. Please allow them time to contact sprains, bumps and bruises along the Thanks go out to scorekeepers,
someone to open the gate. way. Overall, it was fun and exciting referees, tournament directors
As gatekeepers to our river, this is just to be there to see basketball Leroy Boyd and Phillip Youckton,
played at its finest. concessions and all the teams and

Spectators enjoyed seeing old their families who came to
friends and sharing memories of support them.
playing basketball against
each other, and
appreciating how the
younger generation
is continuing the
basketball legacy.
Concessions were
offered to support
upcoming tournaments
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