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Chase Lambin rounds out Spokane's field staff

Chase Lambin rounds out Spokane's field staff

The Texas Rangers have announced the final piece of the 2015 Spokane Indians field staff. Chase Lambin will be joining Tim Hulett’s staff as an assistant coach. Lambin is well-known within Minor League Baseball, sporting a 13-year career within six different major league organizations and Independent League stints.

 

Lambin was originally drafted in the 34th round by the New York Mets of the 2002 MLB Player Draft. He hit .265 in his career, hitting 399 extra base hits and knocking in 557 RBI. He played the majority of his career on the left side of the infield at third base and shortstop.

 

Lambin will roam the base paths with Hulett – Spokane’s manager of 9 years –as first base coach. The rest of Spokane’s staff includes returnees Rick Down (hitting coach), Jose Jaimes (pitching coach) and Ed Yong (Strength & Conditioning). Dustin Vissering (Trainer) joins Lambin as a Spokane newcomer.

61st Annual Boat Show arrives in Spokane Feb. 4

61st Annual Boat Show arrives in Spokane Feb. 4

The Spokane Interstate Fair and Expo Center will host the 61st Annual Spokane Boat Show for five days from Wednesday, February 4th, through Sunday, February 8th.

This year's show these is "Only in a Boat", and will consist of nearly 180,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 50 major vendors will be in attendance, representing new model boats and accessories from around the nation.

"Visitors to the 61st annual Spokane National Boat Show will see all the new makes. There are mega sized cruisers, speedy sport runabouts, pontoon party boats, fishing boats, and personal watercraft," Scott Thompson, the event's general manager said. "They will find major dealers representing docks, boat accessories, ski and fishing gear."

The Spokane Yacht Club is sponsoring the event, and said the boat show is a great time to by because deals offer significant "Boat Show Only" discounts during the event. 

This year, tickets will cost $10 for adults, $5 for youth 12-17, and kids under 12 are free.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach, Mark Few, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund.

 

However, Coach Few will not be able to win this challenge alone. In order to win the $100,000 the public will need to cast their votes in Coach Few's favor.

 

Few is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to head to www.VoteCoachFew.com to cast their votes to help advance him in the competition.

 

Mt. Spokane celebrates January 2015 by offering discount to first time skiers and snowboarders

Mt. Spokane celebrates January 2015 by offering discount to first time skiers and snowboarders

The month of January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Mt. Spokane is celebrating by offering a discount to first time skiers and snowboarders.

 

This package is a once-a-year deal on Mt. Spokane's EZ-Ski or Ride Package. Normally $119, the package will now cost only $99.

 

This package includes:

  • A first lesson that includes a lift ticket to Chair 5 (beginner hill)

  • Second and third lessons that include an all-mountain lift ticket

  • Rental gear including skis or snowboard, boots, and poles. Helmets are available to rent for $8 per day.

 

Spokane Chiefs announce new red wine available for purchase

Spokane Chiefs announce new red wine available for purchase

The Spokane Chiefs and Arbor Crest Wine Cellars have teamed up to bring you the second Spokane Chiefs Wine, Top Shelf Red.

Top Shelf Red is a red blend (36% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Sangiovese, 9% Merlot) produced and bottled by Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in Spokane, WA.

A portion from each bottle sold will go directly to Chiefs Care, a part of the Chiefs organization dedicated to giving back to the community of Spokane and for the continuing education of the Chiefs players.

For a limited time only you can purchase your bottle of Top Shelf Red by completing the order form below and mailing, faxing or dropping off at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office.

The mailing address is: 700 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201

Chiefs' Ticket Office fax number: (509) 328-7608

Spokane scores tennis championships

Spokane scores tennis championships

The best recreational tennis players in the Pacific Northwest will gather in Spokane this summer for the USTA League Sectional Championships. Teams from Alaska, Northern Idaho, Oregon and Washington will be competing for a spot in the National Championships, held in Fall 2015.

Nearly 4,000 participants will play over 2,700 matches on courts across Spokane during the months of July, August and September. After selecting Spokane to host one event in 2014, USTA Pacific Northwest (USTA/PNW) has selected Spokane to host five of the eight in 2015.