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Here are some timely updates.

NEED ASSITANCE WITH ANYTHING?
If you'd like assistance in any way, please let us know and we'll do what we can to help out. We are here to support our local pickleball community! Whether you need extra groceries, someone to pick up a medication, or just a listening ear, please give us a shout. Message us or email bellinghampickle@gmail.com .
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EPIC MINDSHIFT SUMMIT on APRIL15th & 16th; 1-5PM PDT;
Live-streamed @ www.pbMindShiftSummit.com . Top pickleball pros & coaches will focus on the "Mental Game" to help you unlock a new sense of belief, create daily intentional habits, & tap into a heightened sense of focus. Once you register (via Facebook) you can see the videos of each person in the video gallery and see what aspect of the mental game they plan to emphasize. Co-hosted by Dotti Berry
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PICKLEBALL MYSTERY THRILLER: “0-0-DEAD” (free until Tuesday 4/14)
Steve Pustay, from Canton Ohio, is sharing his whodunnit thriller, free of charge, from Friday April 10th- Tuesday April 14th.
Written last year as a serialized holiday gift to his pickleball club, Steve says it’s a fun read with characters we’re all likely to recognize. Anyone can download it to a computer, Kindle, iPad, or any electronic reader @ www.amazon.com/0-0-Dead-Steven-Pustay-ebook/dp/B08414CD5M/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=0-0-dead&q... . You'll need to either have a Amazon/ Kindle account (free 30-day trial available) or download the free Kindle app onto a device.
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DRILLS YOU CAN DO at HOME!
Here are links for a multitude of drills you can do by yourself!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoI6PQu_LeM&t=9s AND youtu.be/MpcEm0uUB6k Coach Jem Morris (shared by Mark Livingston.)

docs.google.com/document/d/1LwKClA46YxgEz0rse4phfVhKJAhR2jeEnaWtvEFuUqk/edit#heading=h.36j0ua8358kw (shared by Dotti Berry from USAPA Ambassador Summit “chat box”)
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NEXT BPC DEVELOPMENT MEETING IS SUNDAY MAY 3rd @ 6PM (via Zoom)
The BPC Board invites BPC members to join in via Zoom, so please save the date. Topics depend on the current and projected situation related to Covid-19. Meeting link and agenda will be shared prior to the meeting. Please let us know if you have suggestions for the agenda! (The original BPC Dev’t meeting was scheduled for 4/19 but we wanted to wait for potential new developments prior to meeting.)
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CORNWALL COVERED COURT FESABILITY STUDY!
The City of Bellingham is currently taking bids until 4/29 to find a qualified candidate to do feasibility study, analysis, and planning for the Cornwall “Covered Pickleball Courts Project”. Hopefully it will turn out that the multi-purpose (tennis) courts can become dedicated pickleball courts, and can be covered. The first step is the feasibility study which will determine subsequent decisions by COB.

Best Wishes to All!

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From the Bellingham Park Department:
STARTING TUESDAY MARCH 24th, the city's SPORT COURTS, playgrounds, bike parks, skate park, and golf course WILL BE CLOSED.
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Bellingham is committed to keeping our parks and trails open and safe for public use during the Covid-19 crisis. Starting last Monday, staff reorganized to enable two shifts to operate in two zones all around the City, 7 days a week, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Signage was installed over the weekend reminding everyone about safe social distancing in public parks and trails, and to follow the CDC guidelines.The crews are cleaning and disinfecting park restrooms and frequently touched areas. Since last week, all indoor facilities are closed, and water fountains turned off. All programs, events and reservations were cancelled through the end of April in City park facilities. Park construction projects are continuing during this health emergency.
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In Whatcom County, as of 3/22:
Confirmed Cases** 48
Negative Results* 319
Deaths 2

May we all do our part to keep those numbers as low as possible.
Please be safe, and may you and your loved ones stay healthy.
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Our numbers are actually looking pretty good considering. Keep it up people!

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