I’ve got a sports section to get out, but here’s some quick hits that we’ve learned today. More details in the paper and online later:
* Olympic bobsledder Bree Schaaf has a busy week planned. She visit Naval Avenue Elementary School Wednesday morning to talk to kids about motivation, perseverance and leading active, healthy lives. On Saturday, she’ll be the grand marshall of the Armed Forces Day Parade (10 a.m.-noon), serve as the MC of a gourmet cupcake eating contest after the parade (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and appear at the Kitsap Pumas home opener against Tacoma at 7:30 p.m. at Bremerton Memorial Stadium. There’s more coming. May 28 will be Bree Schaaf Day. Mayor Patty Lent will read the proclamation at next week’s City Council meeting. Bree will be the guest speaker at the June 15 Sports Awards Banquet at the Kitsap Golf & Country Club.
* North Kitsap Babe Ruth has been offered to host the 2012 Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series. There’s conditions that have to be met, but it sounds like it’s a go to me. One of the requirments is a financial commitment of $45,000 that goes to Babe Ruth League, Inc., with $11,250 due when the contract is signed.
* Washington’s Sept. 18 football game at home against Nebraska will be televised by ABC. Kickoff is 12:30 p.m. The Oct. 2 game at USC will also be carried by ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 with a 5 p.m. kickoff.