Barcelona Bound at Boundary Bay

Looking for a fun party? We’ve got you covered!

When: Friday, March 24th from 5:30p – 9:30p

boundary-bay-breweryLive music by Gladstone – Check!
Food by Tacos El Tules Taco Truck – Check!
Boundary Bay Brews* – Check!
Special Performance by Bellingham Fire Fighers Pipes & Drums – Check!
Silent Auction – Check!
Door Prizes – Check!
Extras – Rubik’s Cube Challenge; Busking by players and family members

Sounds like a party to us!

Cost: $15 entry fee includes meal ticket and door prize drawing entry
— Children 3 and under Free
*Beer for purchase

We’ve got a great line-up of items for our silent auction and give-aways. Here’s a sneak peak!

Sounders tickets
Custom Jewelry by Adonia Cairns
4 tickets to  an International Friendly game
$50 Woods Coffee Gift Certificate
Facial from Spotless
Stella and Dot Jewelry ($785 worth!)
Chocolate and Wine Basket
2 WWU Premier Soccer Camp Tickets
$30 Gift Certificate Second Avenue Sports
Manthey Momentum Service
Sounders Swag
Garden Basket
Facial from Nine Skin and Lash Lounge
Haircut from Le Roux Salon
Wallet or Purse from Moss Bags
$50 Gift Certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods
Game Basket
4 movie tickets
1 week Fircreek day camp
Technology Basket
Picnic Basket
Jake Locker signed canvas picture from Fortiph Insurance
Football Card pack from Joe’s Baseball cards and memorabilia in Fairhaven
Buffalo Wild Wings Vouchers

A thousand thanks for supporting this event!

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Gladstone Debuts at Boundary Bay Brewery

The team is so grateful to be offering live entertainment at the Boundary Bay event on March 24th thanks to the newly formed band, Gladstone. We caught up with one of the band members to learn a little about them and where they draw their inspiration from.

Who is Gladstone, as in who is in the band and what do you each do? Gladstone’s member’s are Luke Brandon on guitar/vocals, Ron Pai also on guitar/vocals, Rayna Brandon on vocals, Jake Wiebusch on bass and Tyler Newberg on drums.  Luke is a Lieutenant with the State Patrol,  Ron is a worship pastor at Cornwall Church, Rayna works as a reading specialist/teacher for the Bellingham School District, Jake works for Whatcom County District Court Probation and Tyler works for Cascade Dalfo.

When did you first start playing together? Gladstone was actually formed just this year.  Luke and Rayna (husband/wife) had been playing many of our chosen songs for the past few years in the Olympia area.  They recently moved back to the Bellingham area, and the rest of us have joined in for the excitement.

What prompted you all to start a band? Over the past 20 years, many of us have played together in different bands, odd ball events and primarily at church, playing worship music.  This is actually the first time we have all come together (this specific group) to play modern cover tunes.  When Luke and Rayna returned after being out of the area the past 15 years, the rest of us couldn’t resist to join them and create what is now Gladstone.

What type of music do you play and why? How are you building your repertoire? This is the fun part, because we can just pick songs that we love and make them our own.  We all have different taste of music so each of us bring a few songs to the mix, try them out and either toss them or roll with it.  We also each have our own “styles” we play. Those style have really been blending together naturally and making a cool vibe as we put together a song.  Our cover songs range from John Mayer and Zac Brown to Stevie Wonder and Prince.

What’s been your favorite gig? Well, this is actually Gladstone’s first gig as a group.  So we are very excited! 🙂

Anything else you’d like to share? Our common bond is our love for Jesus. While we have tons of fun playing this music, nothing truly brings us more joy then serving our Lord and Savior.  This band has given us an excuse to get together, hang out, have fun, be creative and grow together while using the gifts God has given us.

Player Profile: Get to know Trevor

Name: Trevor

Position: 3,2,6,10

Favorite Soccer Team: Sounders

Favorite Soccer Player: Messi

Favorite Quote: Soccer is fun, sharpen the saw

Why do you play soccer?
I play soccer for fun and to make my family proud.

What does being a Ranger mean to you?
Being a Ranger means being part of a team, helping others and playing soccer.

What does being part of a team mean to you?
Being part of team is having fun and working together.

Why are you most excited about traveling to Barcelona?
I am excited to see a new culture and have fun with the team.

Are you nervous about traveling to Barcelona?
I am nervous about communicating with the people there.

What inspires you to play soccer?
My family inspires me because they were all good at sports and I want to be like them.

What pushes you to play harder?
I don’t want to let the team down.

What is something unique that not everyone may know about you?
I have sailed on a boat with my family for ten days.

Player Profile: Meet Gracen

Name: Gracen

Position: Center Back and Center Defensive Mid

Favorite Soccer Team: Manchester United

Favorite Soccer Player: Bastian Schweinsteiger

Why do you play soccer?
I am good at it and it is fun and competitive.

What does being a Ranger mean to you?
It means being on a team, playing competitive soccer, traveling and bonding with your team and coaches as you move up in the levels.

Why are you excited about traveling to Barcelona?
I am excited about going to a whole new continent to experience a whole new culture and playing soccer.

Are you nervous about going to Barcelona?
I am nervous about going to a whole new continent and country where they speak a different language than you.

Who has influenced you the most in your sport?
My dad and other pro soccer players around the world inspire me the most.

What pushes you to play harder?
Inspiration from the pro soccer players around the world push me to play harder.

What is something unique that not everyone may know about you?
I draw my own made up fantasy maps with intricate detail.

Player Profile: Get to Know Owen

Name: Owen

Position: Holding Mid

Favorite Soccer Team: Real Madrid

Favorite Soccer Player: Ronaldo

Favorite Quote: Your love makes me strong.  Your hate makes me unstoppable.- Ronaldo

Why do you play soccer?
I play soccer because it is my passion and I don’t know what I would do with myself if I didn’t have it.

What does being a Ranger mean to you?
Being a Ranger means that you are part of a much larger family, we all want to show who we are and what our team can do. When we travel outside of Bellingham, people know we represent Bellingham.

What does being part of a team and this team mean to you?
Being part of this team is like you are part of a family and a ton of amazing players and people and players.  You can always count on your teammates to back you up whether it’s on the field or not. They are always there for you and you are there for them.

Why are you excited about traveling to Barcelona?
I am excited about the chance to experience soccer in a different country, and maybe a different style of soccer.

Are you nervous about traveling to Barcelona?
I am nervous about playing against other clubs not knowing what they can do.

What makes you the soccer player that you are?
I guess what makes me the soccer player that I am is the mindset that you can do anything you want if you keep practicing and I am always trying to do my best wherever I go.

Who has influenced you the most in your sport?
My parents have influenced me the most because they have always supported me on every team I am on. Also, wherever we travel they will be there for me.

What pushes you to play harder?
The thought that makes me push myself is that you are never done getting better or practicing.  You can always improve your play as an individual and a team player.

What pumps you up before a soccer game?
I visualize playing against that team and having it be a close game where we win. That lets me know that I can’t get my ego up or else we will lose.  It also lets me know that I have to try my best and work hard every minute I am in.

What is something unique that not everyone may know about you?
When I started taking my first step, my dad put a soccer ball in front of my feet.

Player Profile: Introducing Aiden

Each week, we’ll share some information about the boys in their own words. Enjoy!

Name: Aiden a.k.a. Buck or Bucki

Position: Center Back, Right Back and Holding Mid

Favorite Soccer Team: Bayern Munich

Favorite Soccer Player: Bastian Schweinsteiger

Why do you play soccer?
I play because I love doing it.

What does being a Ranger mean to you?
It means that I am a good player and that all my work has paid off.

What does being part of a team mean to you?
I like how everyone gets along and are all pretty respectful of each other.

Why are you excited about traveling to Barcelona?
I am excited about watching the pros play and picking up tips during the game.

Are you nervous about traveling to Barcelona?
I am nervous about getting hurt and not being able to play the whole time.

What makes you the soccer player that you are?
Practice and repetition makes me the player that I am.

Who has influenced you the most in your sport?
Northside Rec coaches Carlo Furlan and Mike Brown influenced me the most.  They were great coaches and taught me while being amazing people.  They made me want to play soccer.

What inspires you to play soccer?
I am inspired by the idea of getting better and better and showing my skills.

What pushes you to play harder?
If I am angry at someone, I tend to push harder and go harder to beat them.  And playing with the amazing, friendly players I play with makes me want to play better for them.

What pumps you up before a soccer game?
If I know we are going to have a tough opponent, then it’s fun because I can test my skills and see what I need to work on.  And if I have a weaker opponent, I need to stay at my level and not drop to theirs.

What is something unique that not everyone may know about you?
Something people might not know is that I love books, because I can get away and dive into another amazing world.

Player Profile: Introducing Kai

Name: Kai

Position: Right or Left Wing

Favorite Soccer Team: Barcelona

Favorite Soccer Player: Neymar Jr.

Favorite Quote: Just do it!

Why do you play soccer?
Because it is fun, I have been playing for years and it has me hooked!

What does being a Ranger mean to you?
Being a Ranger has made me feel like I can do more.  It makes me feel like I am a better player.  I know that I improve with each season, and it just means a lot to me.

What does being part of a team and this team mean to you?
It means that I know someone always has my back when we are in a game or at practice.  I know that I can count on my team to help me out.

Why are you excited about traveling to Barcelona?
I am excited to get to watch the Barcelona game, seeing my favorite team play.  I am also excited to play Spanish teams, it will probably be a whole other level of difficulty.

Are you nervous about traveling to Barcelona?
I am nervous about playing the teams from Spain…. excited and nervous.   We will be in a new place we have never been before, playing teams that are really good.

What makes you the soccer player that you are?
All the coaches that I’ve had so far, and my mom and dad who are always supporting me.

Who has influenced you the most in your sport?
The game inspires me, it is just so fun!  My dad has really influenced me to keep playing by giving me pointers an helping me improve.

What pushes you to play harder?
The different teams we play, because if we lose a game we know we have to step it up.  So that pushes me to play harder and be a better soccer player.

What pumps you up before a soccer game?
Playing against friends and players I know well gets me pumped up because I want to win.

What is something unique that not everyone may know about you?
Rubik’s Cube is a passion of mine. I am always trying to improve my speed and time just like in soccer.

A Very Big Thank You!

This trip would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters. We’ve dedicated a special thank you page for everyone that’s contributed to our boys to-date. You are the best!

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Alexis Cammack Kim Peterson
Amber Asbjornsen Kirsten and Michael  Barr
Amber Brown Kurt & Linda Denadle
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Bauer Family Liz and Marc Weinstein
Belcher Swanson Law Firm-Scot Swanson Lynn and Marnie Hackelman
Bellingham Millwork Supply-Dick & Peggy Campbell Marice and Jeff  Thran
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Debbie Gann Pat & Shelly Simons
Debra Schwulst Paul & Kym Twedt
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Eileen Byrne Peter & Lydia Ahn
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Eric and Dana Ferrier Sam Dang
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Erica and Chris Gerston Schmidt Orthodontics
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Jessica West The Laroques
Jill Conner The Massey Family
Jillian Johnson The Rodger’s
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Jo Williams Tom Dorr
Joanne Decker Toni Bond
Josh & Katie Kavulla Tracie Cyr
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Kathy & Scott Lathrop Zach & Kelly Stinson
Katrina and Sean Lyon

Player Profile: Meet Cole

Name: Cole

Position: Defender (Outside Back)

Favorite Soccer Team: Manchester United

Favorite Soccer Player: Paul Pogba

Favorite Quote: I can do all things thru Christ who gives me strength – Philippians 4:13

Why do you play soccer?
I play soccer to have fun because I love the sport!

What does being a Ranger mean to you?
That I can represent our community, Whatcom County.

What does being part of a team and this team mean to you?
Being part of the team makes me more confident that I can compete vs better players than me.

Why are you excited about traveling to Barcelona?
I am excited to see the atmosphere of the youth soccer clubs there, and the FOOD.

Are you nervous about traveling to Barcelona?
I am nervous about the flight, it is too long.

What makes you the soccer player that you are?
I work hard to become better.

Who has influenced you the most in your sport?
My mom influenced me.  She taught me the game and gives me advice.

What pushes you to play harder?
If an attacker on the opposing team beats me with the ball, I will try not to let it happen again.  And I will try to run faster and make smarter decisions.  I will also be more physical.

What pumps you up before a soccer game?
Listening to music pumps me up.

What is something unique that not everyone may know about you?
My favorite food is sushi. I used to like Manchester City.

Player Profile: Introducing Josh a.k.a Durfee

Name: Josh

Position: Defender

Favorite Soccer Team: Manchester City

Favorite Quote: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretsky

 Why do you play soccer?
I enjoy it and it is fun.

What does being a Ranger mean to you?
Being a Ranger means I work hard to improve myself in the game of soccer.

What does being part of a team and this team mean to you?
Being a part of this team is amazing because we all encourage each other and want to be there to play soccer together.

Why are you excited about traveling to Barcelona?
I am excited about playing soccer and watching soccer. I can’t wait to see the people of Barcelona and how they live.  I can’t wait to try new foods and see cool places.

Are you nervous about traveling to Barcelona?
I am most nervous about not playing well in the tournament.

What makes you the soccer player that you are?
I work really hard to improve myself in soccer and spend a lot time with others who enjoy the sport as well.

Who has inspired and influenced you the most in your sport?
Coach Ian is my current inspiration.  He is encouraging and holds high standards.  My best friend, Ryan was my first influence in soccer when I was in kindergarten.

What pushes you to play harder?
Playing against other hard working kids who love the sport pushes me to play harder.

What pumps you up before a soccer game?
Hanging out with my friends and certain songs we might play and sing along with pump me up before a soccer game.

What is something unique that not everyone may know about you?
I like every food I have ever tried!