It’s Official: It’s the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable

A name change for what has been called Kitsap County’s Bremerton Athletic Roundtable has been in the works for a while, but it became official on Wednesday night.
Board members, of which I am a member, voted to change the name to the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable. The non-profit club, which started as the Bremerton Athletic Roundtable in 1967, serves youth and amateur athletics in the region. The new name makes sense. The club serves the entire Kitsap area (and Belfair, too). It’s never been a Bremerton-only club, but that’s the perception of some folks.

The KAR is holding its first Halloween Pumpkin Bash, a costume party, on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Comfort Inn. Tickets are $10 and prizes ($300, $200, $100) will be awarded to those in the best sports-themed costumes. DJ Bob Winters will provide the music, and there will be a pumpkin pie eating contest and a silent auction.

If interested in buying tickets or volunteering in any capacity, call president Dusty Anchors (360-692-3994) or treasurer Bob Winters (360-473-8022). If you want to get involved in the club in any capacity, give ’em a call. Or e-mail There’s also a Kitsap Athletic Roundtable Facebook page and a new Web page is in the works.

As noted above, I’m on the KAR board. But that’s not why I’m plugging the organization. This is a club that’s an asset to the community, donating $7,000-$10,000 on an annual basis to athletes, teams, schools etc. It serves a purpose, sponsoring the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, and the annual high school all-star baseball and softball games. The KAR is helping sponsor the Dec. 11 Hammerhead Wrestling Invitational at the Kitsap Pavilion.

General meetings will start up again on Nov. 17. The guest speaker (or speakers) and location of the dinner meeting will be announced shortly.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a costume to wear on Oct. 30, I made a few suggestions in this column that I wrote late last month.

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