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Thursday, Aug. l&, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-3 Shelton skydiving instructor honors mother's struggle By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun corn It's been eight years since Jan Barry lost her mother to lupus and she's still honoring her struggle. "It's important to me to get awareness about how horrible of a disease it is and how much people suffer," Barry said. "I want to honor my mother and"It's hard to diagnose and you and a T-shirt while supplies the fight against lupus that she can live with it for many years last. put in," without realizing you have it." Raffle tickets for prizes will The instructor at Kapowsin Barry moved to Shelton fourbe available one for $5 or five Air Sports in Shelton this Sat- years ago and has been an in- for $20. urday will skydive once again structor at Kapowsin for two "Leap for Lupus is raising for her mother in the eighth years. She said she plans to money f or research," Barry said. annual Leap for Lupus event at make as many leaps as possible From attending this event, Sanderson Field. for her mother this weekend, she said she hopes people be- "I love skydiving. It's fun"People can come up to Sand- come aware of what lupus is. and exhilarating and chal- erson Field to watch and learn "There needs to be research lenging. My mother's life with about lupus," Barry said. and so many people suffer from lupus was challenging, so I'm The event begins Friday andit," she said. jumping with that challenge in continues through Sunday. ADivers will attempt to break mind," she said. dinner will be Saturday eve- two state records. The first is Lupus is a chronic autoim- ning at the airport, with tickets the Washington state Women's mune disease in which the body's available at the door. Vertical Record and the second healthy cells eat themselves. Registration to leap beginsis a wingsuit record. "There's no cure and very at 9 a.m. tomorrow for $35,For more information, go to. little treatment," Barry said. which includes a dinner ticket leapforlupus.org. !! ii:i; ~ Keegan O'Connor, 9, tries to stop a ball New Community Church of Union's High kicked by his cousin, Trail Power Soccer Camp. Journal photo by Emily Hanson Carlstrom, 9, during a game of keep away Friday at the By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com The New Community Church of Union found a way to get children active last week. The church hosted its High Power Soccer Camp, with 26 children participating. "It was to try to reach non- church kids in the neighbor-tors taught the children many with items such as a water bottle hood," camp director Cathy soccer skills, including kicking and T-shirt for the camp. Calm said. "It felt good because for distance and accuracy, drib- Calm said that one reason the kids are being active and it bling, passing in pairs, long the camp was so successful last turned out real well." passes and trapping. The skills week was that there were so This is the first time the were taught through games many coaches. church was used the High Pow- such as keep away and red "We had high school kids er Soccer curriculum during its light/green light, helping us out," she said. "There annual Bible camp week. Each child at the camp received were almost as many adult During the camp, instruc- a soccer ball and a backpack filled helpers as there were kids." continued from page B-2 He said he's looking forward to competing with a team that has the same drive and motiva- tion he has. Williamson ran cross-country and track for Shelton High School for four years. As a senior, he finished 37th at the 3A WIAA State Cross-Country Champi- onship 5K race last No- vember with a time of 16 minutes, 16.99 seconds. His best high school 5K time was 16:07.04 his junior year. He also com- peted in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races at the 3A WIAA State Track and Field Championship in May. He finished 15th in the 1,600 at 4:27.93 and 18th in the 3,200 at 10:06.19. Williamson's best 1,600 time was 4:25.82, which he ran at the 3A West Central Dis- trict III Championship in May, while his best 3,200 meter time was 9:34.39, which he ran as a" sopho- more. "Being able to run with six other guys who will be able to push me is going to be fun," Wil- liamson said. "I'm really looking forward to that." At Spokane Falls, Wil- liamson plans to earn the prerequisite credits for a sports medicine or exer- cise science major. "I don't think Ill dou- ble major and I'm lean- ing more toward exercise science,, he said. "He plans to transfer to a four-year university, but said he hasn't yet de- cided which one he'd like to attend. THURSDAY Food For Kids 5K run Adult drop-in pickleball and walk from 9 a.m. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at to noon at the Mary Lake Limerick Golf Club E. Theler Community for $3. Center in Belfair. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 SATURDAY for children. Children The Coalition of Churches ages 5 and younger & Community hosts are free. Groups up to five people cost $30. For more information, contact Serena Kelly at skelly7580@gmail. com or 801-2688 or Pat Winckoski at mpwinck@ gmail.com. The proceeds benefit the food backpack program. Just a reminder .... 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