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Tune In and Listen, Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10AM(PST) to Standing Above The Crowd with James Donaldson with Special Guest, Washington State Senator John Lovick

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Join James Donaldson on Standing Above the Crowd sports talk radio show

Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10am (PST)

Special Guest Washington State Senator John Lovick

John Lovick

Listen to the show live at 347-205-9631

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Call in and submit your questions to the live show at 347-205-9631

 

John Lovick brief information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 29, 2022

Bainbridge Island – #Pickleball was signed into law as Washington state’s official state sport Monday after prime sponsor #Sen.JohnLovick (D-#MillCreek) rallied cries to codify the beloved paddle ball styled game.

“For many of us, this has been a difficult couple of years. As we dust ourselves off from the #pandemic, we need something to give us hope and something to remind us to have fun. #Pickleball does just that,” said Lovick. “Inspired by a dear neighbor of mine, I decided to make pickleball my freshman bill in the Senate.”

Lovick said that upon his recent transition from the #WashingtonState #HouseofRepresentatives to the #WashingtonState #Senate, he sought to identify a “good bill that would underscore principles of unity and togetherness.”

“From youngsters and college students to the senior sporting community, people from all walks of life can play #pickleball—and they do!” said Lovick. “When I first introduced this bill through to passage, from the very beginning until today, I have met just about everyone you could think of on the pickleball courts. #Pickleball is for everyone.”

Joined at the inaugural pickleball bill signing by #Gov.JayInslee were community members and #pickleball stakeholders from across the nation, some of which went to great lengths to attend the historic event, including #USAPickleball CEO #StuUpson, who flew in from Florida.

“On behalf of #USAPickleball, and our members, we want to congratulate and thank #Gov.Inslee, Sen. Lovick and the local Bainbridge Island #pickleball community for bringing this bill forward to make #pickleball the official state sport of #Washington,” said Upson. “It was an honor to participate in this monumental day and be able to pay tribute to the original founders, Joel Pritchard, Barney McCallum and Bill Bell, in the presence of their family members and say thank you for introducing us to the sport of #pickleball. The game has truly been life-changing for so many people and we look forward to continuing the momentum as we head into April, which is #NationalPickleballMonth.”

Paddles were signed and many donated to museums and other historic points of convergence meaningful to pickleball aficionados. “#Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports today, and Washingtonians are appropriately prideful in its origins right here in the Evergreen State,” said Inslee. “The first serve in #pickleball is always made from the northwest corner of the court to honor the game’s roots, and this legislation plants those roots even deeper.”

Listen to the show live at 347-205-9631

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Call in and submit your questions to the live show at 347-205-9631

James Donaldson has complied quite a list of accomplishments over the years. Washington State University graduate ’79, Small business owner for 28 years, 40 years involved in his community with youth programs, education, mentoring, women and minority business advocate, political candidate and a 20 year professional basketball, including 14 years in the NBA with an All Star appearance in 1988!   Currently, James is an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention as he is the Executive Director of his own non profit 5013c foundation Your Gift of Life Foundation     Now join James Donaldson as he hosts his own sports radio talk show with a variety of intriguing, inspiring and interesting guest each and every week.   Every Saturday at 10am (PST)
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