The Winged M, July 2024

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Multnomah Athletic Club’s mission: Enrich lives, foster friendships, and build upon traditions of excellence in athletic, educational, and social programs.



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Laura Lawrence

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Adam Linnman

Graphic Designer

Julia Omelchuck

Content Manager

Deanna Pogorelc

Project Manager

Emily Stratman

Senior Copywriter

Jake Ten Pas


30 Belt It O ut

Sensei Bill Plapinger’s encouraging, exacting approach helps members achieve fitness and fun in the club’s Karate program.

34 Climbing to New Heights

Since joining the MAC Climbing Team three years ago, Alyssa Keanini has gone from national-level stakes to exclusive international competition in Wujiang, China.

Cameron and Dr. Richard Koesel practice their positions in Studio Three during a recent Karate class. Photo by Brandon Davis; design by Julia Omelchuck.

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Committee Chairs


Athletic Ken Meyer

Audit Jenny Kim

Budget & Finance Jenny Kim

Communications Holly Lekas

Diversity Admissions Julie Kim

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Devin Fei-Fan Tau

House Mike Kobelin

Member Events Mary Kay Rodman

Membership Jason Hickox

Property Elizabeth Knight


Food & Beverage Jim Hall

Human Resources Brian Lawler

Land Use Randy Johnson

Past Presidents Advisory Mary Turina

Technology Advisory Ashley Fenker


Arts Jan Atwill

Investments Marc Fovinci


Artistic Swimming Neisa Dokken

Basketball Riley Wiggins

Climbing Ryland Stucke

Cycling Bryan Leslie

Dance Rachael Seeger

Early Birds Lisa Johnson

Fitness & Decathlon Eric Skaar

Golf Scott Mears

Group Exercise Jan Murtaugh

Gymnastics Marilyn Litzenberger

Handball Conor Casey

Karate Elizabeth Flores

Outdoor Activities Program David Long

Pickleball Dana Bach-Johnson

Pilates Julia Ju

Racquetball Sanjay Bedi

Ski & Snowboard Matt Elden

Squash Maurice Reid

Swim Bob Radler

Tennis Karl Zabel

Triathlon & Running Dorothy Davenport

Volleyball Lindsey Hern

Walking & Hiking Anna Kanwit

Water Fitness Joanna Bartlo

Water Volleyball Steve Watson

Yoga Nancy Keates


20s/30s Shannon Kehoe

Balladeers Chris Rasmussen

Community & Heritage Kay Hallmark

Community Involvement Sheri Anderson

Culture & Style Kristen Drzayich

Family Events Erica Swanson

Holiday Decorating Ernest Cooper

MelloMacs Kirsten Leonard

Social Activities Victoria Buck


There’s something truly magical about the Olympics. Every four years, the world’s elite athletes come together to compete at the highest level, showcasing their incredible talents and unwavering dedication. To me, there is no greater sporting event. Of course, the Olympics remind me of how many remarkable sport and athletic accomplishments happen right here in our building as well as in competitions across the nation. We celebrate our amazing athletes each year with the Celebration of Champions event, and with features in The Winged M and elsewhere.

For a complete listing of all reciprocal club options, visit the Reciprocal Clubs page under Membership Information and Exclusive Benefits at There you will find detailed instructions on how to take full advantage of this remarkable benefit and make your travels even more enjoyable.

Embracing the Summer Vibe

But I also like to think of our extraordinary members who are accomplishing great things outside of the spotlight. Members who are dedicated to their pursuit of greatness, putting in countless hours and reaching incredible heights in the gyms, on the courts, and in the pools. For these athletes, it’s not about the fame, or the bright lights, or the attention; it’s simply about working hard and striving to be better each day. They do it for the love of the game and of competition, and they’re just another reason why MAC is such a special place.

Summer Travels & Reciprocal Clubs

As you embark on your summer adventures, I encourage you to explore one or more of MAC’s reciprocal clubs spread out across the globe. Our Reciprocal Clubs program grants you access to nearly 90 prestigious clubs spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Whether you’re seeking a place to stay, a dining experience, or sports and wellness facilities, our reciprocal clubs offer exceptional amenities and hospitality.

Although summer at the club may seem quieter in terms of activities, it is a critical period for us strategically. The Board of Trustees and committees are hard at work, diligently pursuing the goals and initiatives we’ve set for the year. Over the last few months, our committees have been proposing possible 2025 projects to consider so we can incorporate them into our budget process. Our Portfolio Management Office (PMO) plays a key role in this process, providing standardized project management practices across the club to ensure consistency and timely project completion. We’re closely collaborating with PMO to finalize this year’s projects and lay the groundwork for future endeavors, ensuring that every improvement aligns with our long-term vision for the club’s growth and success.

MAC is phenomenal year-round, but there’s something extra special about summertime at the club. Positive energy reverberates throughout the clubhouse, creating an inviting atmosphere for all members. It’s hard to find a better place to spend a warm summer evening than at the Sunset Bistro. This month, we’re unveiling a new look by removing the large tent that covered the entire bistro, opening up the space and enhancing our rooftop oasis experience. And don’t forget to take full advantage of the Sun Deck Pool and adjacent patio before this area closes for a significant enhancement project in the fall.

Whether you’re navigating the highways, seas, or airways, or planning to spend the summer at home, I hope you find time to unplug, relax, and enjoy the company of your loved ones.

Brian Pienovi, Principal Broker (503) 577-5858 |

Andrew Pienovi, Principal Broker (503) 913-1200 |


of Trustees

President Andrew Randles

Vice President Ryan Chiotti

Treasurer Jenny Kim

Secretary Jennifer Strait


Susan Bladholm

Shannon Conrad

Theodore Fettig

David Hanna

Victor Perry

Dana Rasmussen

Alex Young

Daniel Williams

General Manager

Charles Leverton

Executive Leadership Team

Strategy & Portfolio Director

Matt Abraham

Culinary & Events Director

Erik Anderson

Finance & Accounting Director

Mary Averette

Chief of Staff

Laura Boley

Fitness & Performance Senior Director

C.J. Martin

Athletic Director

Lisa Miller

Engagement Director

Derek Pratt

HR Director

Dena Watson Rybka

Club Operations Senior Director

John Sterbis

Senior Leadership Team

Assistant Athletic Director

Chad Failla

Facilities/Campus Master Plan Director

David Hobbs

Strategy & Special Projects Manager

Nathan Loomis

Technology Director

Mark Marcelline

Portfolio Manager

Patrick Martin

Experience & Member Services Director

Kevin Pollack

Membership Manager

Kelly Robb

Fitness & Performance Manager

Donte Robinson

Food & Beverage Service Manager

Shaun Scott


Iam excited to continue our conversation on building lifelong athletes that I began with you in last month’s column. This month, I’ll introduce a few of the foundational elements of our program and foreshadow some of the work we will pursue in the next few years as we develop our capabilities.

Why This Matters

pillars serve as our current framework, but as we grow and expand our knowledge, we remain open to adjustments and improvements. I will dive deeper into these pillars next month.

Build On Our Proven Successes

Our journey begins with leveraging our existing ecosystem, which includes current MAC programming, facilities, dedicated staff, engaged member leaders, and the collective knowledge of our community. This robust foundation allows us to offer a comprehensive health and wellness experience that has already made us a national leader.

In today’s fast-evolving health landscape, America’s relationship with personal health is rapidly changing. Information is readily accessible, and advanced theories that were previously the exclusive privilege of the ultrawealthy and elite athletes are now within reach. A few follows on Instagram can give you access to the latest thinking in health and performance science. The key now is not how to access the information but rather who to trust in today’s cacophony of influencers posing as experts.

The industry is adjusting, as evidenced by the rapid ascension of initiatives from highend fitness brands designed to serve you with a “personal guide.” Brands now offer guided programs that average nearly $1,000 a month, with some costing as much as $40,000 annually. These programs provide access to cutting-edge science, including DNA testing and other tools that were once accessible to an elite group of people.

MAC’s competitive advantage is that profit is never a consideration. The club’s not-forprofit, member-centric approach puts you at the center. When selecting and evaluating our partnership and programming, we are not encumbered or influenced by anything other than one simple question: Will this lead to better lifelong health outcomes? We have a 133-year head start on the industry, and our competency is the secret ingredient they are all trying to manufacture —community.

The Five Pillars of Health

At the core of our program are the five pillars of health as we know them today: physical fitness, mental wellness, nutritional balance, recovery, and community. These

We will purposefully monitor the effectiveness of each of our offerings to identify areas for investment and divestment, improving health outcomes for our members. Our committee system will work in partnership with staff to adjust our strategic plans based on these insights, ensuring we continually evolve to serve you better.

To help us make informed decisions and uphold the highest standards of quality and effectiveness, we will partner with thirdparty evaluators to help provide unbiased assessments of our programs. We will then apply that information to determine which opportunities to explore next. This “innovation pipeline” will allow us to explore, pilot, and potentially scale the best ideas without disrupting those concepts that are already successful. Change is inevitable; however, new is not always better.

Looking Ahead

Next month, I will dive deeper into each of the five pillars of health, exploring how they integrate into our Lifelong Athlete program. We will discuss specific initiatives and resources available to support your journey towards optimal health and wellness. For now, I hope you are as excited about joining us on this journey as we are. Lifelong Athlete is not an answer; it is a question. What makes a community genuinely healthy, and how do we bring those ideas to life at MAC?

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A2019 study of 2,000 Americans revealed that 50% of respondents were intimidated by the thought of working out in a gym in front of others; nearly half of the respondents (48%) reported that the number of fitness regimens, routines, workouts, and classes was daunting. More importantly, a 2023 survey of MAC members revealed that the fitness areas and group exercise studios were seen as the least welcoming spaces in the club. “Gym-timidation,” as it has been called, is a real thing.

services or programs might best align with their goals and needs. They can offer personalized exercise recommendations based on member preferences and interests and help members access curated fitness resources. For example, if your favorite “ab machine” is no longer in the weight room, our Fitness Concierge can share with you and teach you a dozen core exercises that the MAC Fitness team prefers for their efficacy and health benefits.

In addition, the Fitness Concierge is knowledgeable about all aspects of the club and can book members into everything from our PRO Series fitness offerings to tennis court reservations and dinners in 1891. Think of the concierge as the go-to for anything you might need in the fitness area or elsewhere in the club.

MAC’s fitness spaces must be safe, inclusive, and welcoming for us to successfully create the world’s healthiest community through our Lifelong Athlete program. We need to educate members who feel intimidated by the overwhelming sea of fitness “advice” and methods to make sure they have a resource that can help them start on their path to better health and wellness. MAC’s new Fitness Concierge is designed to accomplish these goals.

The Fitness Concierge provides a proactive, service-oriented presence that makes the fitness area more inviting and accessible to members who may need extra assistance or guidance. That starts with acts as simple as greeting members as they enter the space so they feel respected and know they have a resource there eager to help them. An enthusiastic greeting may seem trivial if you have been a longtime gym-goer, but for members looking to become active or return to activity after a long layoff, those first few steps into the gym can be tough — and made easier with a friendly face who is glad you are there.

The Fitness Concierge isn’t just a greeter; they are fully dedicated to assisting members with fitness-related inquiries, offering expertise in how to use our fitness equipment and making recommendations about which fitness

MAC is lucky to have the perfect candidate leading our Fitness Concierge efforts. Teddy Martin has an infectious smile and a positive demeanor. He has been at MAC for six years as a Manager on Duty and Executive Assistant to the General Manager. His experience at MAC gives him a broad perspective to help members find what they need or help them navigate to an optimal solution. For more than a decade before joining MAC, Teddy was a personal trainer. Fitness has played an enormous role in his life, and he has always loved making it more approachable to others. When I asked Teddy why he applied for the Fitness Concierge role, he said, “I want every member to feel seen and heard at this club. The fitness area can be intimidating to many members. I want to be the person who helps them feel safe, comfortable, and welcomed in this space.”

Our Fitness Concierge hours vary between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to serve as many members as possible. If you haven’t been greeted by Teddy yet, please visit the Fitness Room and let us help you in your fitness journey!


Practice Makes Perfect

According to Kai Doneker, there’s no secret to his success. “I practice as much as possible since I simply love the game. It’s usually the highlight of my day.” Nonetheless, he managed to go from initially not qualifying for Oregon State’s Racquetball team to being the No. 5 men’s singles player and part of the No. 3 doubles team in the nation. The Beavers beat BYU in the USA Racquetball Intercollegiate Nationals in March, and Doneker didn’t lose a game in the tournament on his way to the team victory.

Not bad for a 20-year-old who didn’t start pursuing the sport until he was 15. “I have played tennis since grade school, so I already had hand-eye coordination. When one of my friend’s moms put us in a racquetball lesson, it just clicked,” he recounts. “I love how fast, intense, and variable the game is. It’s also so interesting to see how much of a skill gap there is. Sometimes I feel so confident in my ability to win, and then I get absolutely humbled by someone who has been playing longer than I’ve been alive.”

Soon his name will sit alongside some of those who’ve humbled him when it gets added to court 10, where MAC Racquetball honors their world and national champions. “That community is very inclusive and welcoming; they always encourage me to play more and try harder. It doesn’t hurt that the MAC has some of the best courts I’ve ever seen,” Doneker enthuses.

“My coaches Hank [Marcus], Georgette [Blomquist], and David [Szafranski] were instrumental in developing my game. I go to MAC every time I come back to Portland, which is quite often. I play racquetball for a few hours, maybe do some weight-training, and hit the steam room — there’s nothing quite like it.”

Doneker also credits the support of his whole family for contributing to his accomplishments, particularly singling out his mom, Laura Torgerson, when it comes to instilling a love of competition, self-improvement, and athletics in general. “I’m grateful to them for putting me into sports programs and encouraging me. I just got my mom, who was a varsity tennis player, into racquetball, so maybe I’m returning the favor.”

He’s looking to give back in other ways, too. After deciding on OSU because of

its well-respected engineering program, he transitioned from his initial plan to be a mechanical engineer to studying environmental engineering. “I want to have a positive impact on the environment, and I like taking more chemistry. After college, I hope to get a job in the field and travel.”

Outside of racquetball, Doneker participates in an array of sports, including snowboarding, soccer, and squash. He also enjoys hanging with his fraternity brothers, reading science fiction, and playing piano.

Celebrating Mr. Clean

In 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median amount of time a worker stays with their employer is about four years. In 2024, MAC Housekeeper Tony Allen celebrated 50 years of working for the club. Even stranger, Allen barely looks 50 years old, leading to questions about the very nature of time itself.

“That’s just funny,” Allen says when this apparent discrepancy is pointed out. “Me and my twin sister turned 69 on May 10, and body-wise, in terms of aches and pains, I feel it.”

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While he might be physically weary, he apparently still hasn’t grown tired of working for MAC, which he says has been a positive experience from the friendliness of fellow staff and members to the competitive compensation. He initially came on board as a dishwasher and then transitioned to prep cook before finding his forever home on the Housekeeping team. He’s worked just about every shift available, from late nights to early mornings, and currently is around the club from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. a few days a week. In April, MAC honored Allen with a midday gathering, and coworkers congregated to grab a slice of cake and raise a cup of coffee to his long tenure. When asked how he stays

engaged after so many decades working at the same place, he says the key is to keep moving and remember to feel gratitude.

“I like getting up and going every morning, and when I get off, it’s such a good feeling knowing I did a good day’s work. That’s like a high,” he says.

Sometimes, after a job well done, Allen pulls out his bass guitar and gets together with friends to jam. “I like blues, Motown, a lot of classic rock. Everybody laughs at me, but I really like Grand Funk Railroad. The Moody Blues, Rush, and Booker T. & The M.G.s, too.”

If Allen is a man of wide-ranging musical tastes, he’s also sparklingly consistent when it comes to the aesthetics of any space

he inhabits. In addition to a fondness for working in his yard, he keeps his abode as clean as a new pair of Jordans.

“I hate to say it, but I’m a neat freak. I got it from my mother. I live with my nephew, and he’s good about tidying up; my house has got to be immaculate. I don’t like dishes in the sink, I regularly sweep and vacuum, and my bathroom is spotless.”

More than his dedication to cleanliness, though, Allen says it’s his otherwise easygoing demeanor that’s kept him in MAC’s good graces all of these years. “I just get along with people. I don’t judge, and I don’t get into politics too much. I’ve just always been like that.”

Every MAC member has moments when they shine extra brightly. Know a member who’s recently won big in their respective sport, been honored for a professional accomplishment, or made a difference in their community? Suggest them to be featured in Faces of MAC by emailing

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New Opportunities for MAC to Act on Member Feedback

At MAC, members’ voices matter, and the club is excited to introduce new ways for members to share their thoughts and experiences. Feedback plays a crucial role in shaping the future, helping club leaders understand what’s going well and where there’s room to improve.

Every member interaction is an opportunity for MAC to learn and grow. By sharing both positive or constructive experiences, members enable the club to enhance the services and amenities offered. This continuous loop of feedback helps identify trends, recognize outstanding service, and address any areas needing improvement, ensuring that MAC remains a vibrant and responsive community.

When members share feedback, it doesn’t just disappear into a void. The Engagement department and club leadership actively analyze the data to make informed decisions that benefit the entire membership. Here are some of the ways we gather and use member insights:

• Member Survey: This comprehensive survey asks for thoughts on various aspects of the club. Whether it’s ideas for new programs, suggestions for improvements, or praise for what’s working well, anyone who takes 5-15 minutes to fill out a Member Survey provides input that will help shape MAC’s strategic planning and development.

• Sounding Board: For more immediate feedback, the Sounding Board offers a quick and easy way for members to communicate an experience. Whether it’s an amazing in-club experience or some thoughts on what could have gone better, we want to hear about it. Take less than 5 minutes to fill out a Sounding Board to get a response from club leadership.

• Satisfaction Score: After checking in, members will occasionally be prompted to rate their likelihood of recommending MAC to others. This metric, along with the comments, provides real-time insights into member satisfaction and areas for enhancement.

• Secret Shopper Program: This initiative allows members to volunteer and provide detailed feedback about a specific aspect of club life. By visiting different areas of the club and evaluating their experiences, Secret Shoppers help us ensure that every member receives exceptional service.

• Focus Groups: MAC is also utilizing focus groups to gather more in-depth feedback from members. These groups provide a platform for open discussions on various topics, allowing the club to better understand specific areas of interest or concern. By participating in focus groups, members can share their thoughts and ideas in a collaborative setting, helping the club understand diverse perspectives and make informed decisions that benefit the entire MAC community.

Participating in these feedback channels directly contributes to the ongoing improvement of the club. We invite all members to share their perspectives and help shape the future of MAC. Feedback is essential in maintaining the high standards and vibrant community that define this club.

Visit the Contact Us page on today to participate. In appreciation for this valuable feedback, 20 people who complete the Member Survey in July will randomly be selected to receive a $50 MAC gift card. It’s our way of saying thank you for helping build a better club for everyone.

Thank you for your continued support and for helping create the best possible experience for all MAC members!

TELL YOUR STORY Parades, Pride & Progress

As a native Portlander, I’ve had the opportunity to attend and participate in numerous local parades since I was a child. This year, I’m excited to join MAC in marching in the Pride Parade.

Although Portland celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride in June, the Pride Parade is now annually held in July. This year, it is Sunday, July 21. Last year was the first year that MAC had a presence at this event. An outpouring of support from the membership was shown, so now it will be an annual MAC event.

In preparing for the parade, I remember back to my childhood when my grandmother would get my brother and me up early on a Saturday morning to drive us from Parkrose to downtown Portland so we could stake our claim on the city sidewalk and await the Rose Festival parade.

Many years later, I watched the parade from a different place — in front of Nordstrom, with several friends in the gay community. Although I had been partially out of the closet, I still hadn’t had “the conversation” with my family. But that quickly changed, as sitting across Broadway were all my first cousins! “Well, I guess the cat’s out of the bag,” I thought. I ran across the street, hugged all my cousins, and cousin Cindy commented, “Well, that’s a colorful bunch of friends you’re with!” It was at that moment that I knew I had to come out to my mom and dad. I’d rather they heard it from me than through the grapevine that is my Greek family.

Since Dad was the only one home after the parade, he got the news first. I was prepared for the worst, so I was relieved when he told me that it wouldn’t affect my relationship with him. I was still his son, and he loved me

unconditionally. My mom learned the news from my dad a few days later, and as much as I wanted to tell her myself, it was a relief for me that the news was out and we could all talk about it as a family. I am so grateful that they didn’t disown me, as was a common reaction to gay people of my generation upon coming out to their families.

As a society, we have come so far since then. Pride parades throughout the nation get overwhelming support from their communities, and Portland is no exception.

Last year, MAC’s presence at the Portland Pride Parade was met with enthusiasm, and we aim to build on that success this year. Please consider volunteering to help build the float, assist with day-of-the-event logistics, or march in the parade. Together, we represent MAC and the evolving spirit of diversity, equity, and inclusion we have seen within our community.

Jim Laird is a Portland native who enjoys cycling and resistance training at MAC. He has been chair of the Cycling and Athletic Committees and is currently on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Jim Laird is pictured with his grandmother at the Rose Festival Parade in June 1970.



Thanks to all the MAC members who participated in the annual Bud Lewis Blood Drive in May and provided lifesaving donations! Here are the results.

4 turns of the Power Red Machine for a total of eight units!

8 deferrals

58 donors registered and 106 check-ins

21 first-time donors

98 life-saving units of blood collected. That's 114% of the goal!

House Committee Monthly Report

House Committee enforces rules of conduct for members and guests by investigating infractions and recommending sanctions to the Board of Trustees. Recent board actions are listed below, along with reminders about the applicable Club Rules.

• A 54-year-old adult member with 22 years of tenure was suspended for eight months for behavior unbecoming a member, abuse of members, nonmembers, or staff. This member was suspended for behavior toward staff and members at an off-site MAC-sanctioned event.

• A 47-year-old adult member with 44 years of tenure was suspended for three months for behavior unbecoming a member. This member was suspended for behavior toward members at an off-site MAC-sanctioned event.

Rule Reminder: Compliance with Club rules

All members are expected to understand and follow Club Rules, Club Policies, and posted signs. Only authorized personnel may post or remove signs and designate space for member access and use. These rules govern member conduct both on and off club premises.

Members also have a responsibility to report any violation by a member or guest to club management. While club members may politely remind fellow members of Club Rules, members should not confront fellow members for infractions they observe. Instead, they should enlist the assistance of a Manager on Duty or other club staff. If a rule is violated, the infraction is brought to the attention of the member or guest by club staff.

The member may be referred to House Committee for review and possible sanction. If a current member of the Board of Trustees or House Committee violates Club Rules, the infraction will be brought to the attention of the board president. Some rules may be suspended by management or the Board of Trustees to accommodate special occasions or events.

Multnomah Athletic Club management is authorized to eject any member or guest from club premises or activities for conduct, which in its judgment is detrimental to the welfare of the club.

Club Rules are updated periodically. See the MAC website ( for any updates made between printings, or The Winged M magazine, the official communication of Club Rules and policies to members.




Carol Ann DeFrancq

Jan. 3, 1938-March 19, 2024

Carol Ann (Pocock) DeFrancq passed away peacefully on March 19, 2024, in Portland, surrounded by family.

Carol was born on Jan. 3, 1938, to Raymond Douglas and Anna Christine Pocock in Ord, Nebraska, where she was raised on the farm with her older sister, Janis, and younger brother, Neal. She attended Ord High School, graduating in 1956. After high school, Carol went on to attend Hastings College and later transferred to Kansas University to pursue a B.S. degree in physical therapy. After stops in Omaha and Jacksonville, Carol moved to Portland to be closer to her sister.

In need of legal assistance, Carol was introduced to Portland attorney Donald DeFrancq and fortuitously met the love of her life. They were married May 23, 1970. After only a few short weeks of marriage, Don and Carol moved into their house in Southwest Portland. In this home, they welcomed their daughters, Leslie and Julie, and enjoyed 53 years of marriage.

Carol began a successful career she dearly loved as a physical therapist, where she rehabilitated countless people at St. Helens Hospital and Crestview nursing home in SW Portland. She had a devotion to helping the elderly, whether it was at Crestview rehabbing patients, welcoming new members at St. Andrews Presbyterian, or volunteering for Meals on Wheels. She perfected balancing work and family. She was the queen of the dinner casserole. Carol’s career was demanding, yet she found a way to be present, chaperoning class field trips, picking up kids at sports, or planning a great family vacation.

Carol loved beautiful places and a beautiful view. After retirement, she and Don traveled both internationally and closer to home. Carol could be found gazing at the Metolius river from the deck of their Camp Sherman cabin or enjoying the warm weather and San Jacinto mountains from the Palm Springs patio, striking up conversation with neighbors strolling by. She loved the picture-perfect sunset from their Southwest Portland home.

During quiet Saturdays, Carol filled her ears and soul with the New York Metropolitan Opera and enjoyed the challenge of a New York Times crossword puzzle. Carol was the original “foodie.”

For more than 30 years, she and Don, along with four other couples, established a second-Thursday dinner group that met monthly to explore new restaurants and enjoy time with friends.

Carol is survived by her husband, Donald, of 53 years; daughter Leslie DeFrancq of Portland, Oregon; daughter Julie DeFrancq Odle and husband, Scott Odle, and grandchildren, Brianna Odle and Mason Odle of Redmond, Washington; sister Janis Severson of Portland, Oregon; and brother Neal Pocock and his wife Judi Pocock of Larkspur, Colorado. Her keen sense of humor, wit, ability to remember every last detail, and underestimated resilience will be missed. A celebration of life is being planned for this summer.

Andrew Armstrong Oldshue Aug. 6, 1986-May 4, 2024

Andy Oldshue, an adventurer whose pre-pandemic daily travels carried him throughout the Portland metro area on wheels by van, bus, and (his favorite) trains to farmers markets, coffee houses, the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Symphony performances, neighborhood concerts, and other community events, died on May 4, 2024.

MAC, where he had been a member since 2007, typically figured into his daily plans. He and his companions found the club to be a great place to get out of the weather, read, have a snack, and wait for their transportation. With the arrival of COVID, Andy refocused his activities on growing his home neighborhood friendships during daily walks and widening his knowledge of movie soundtracks, with a special interest in car chase scenes.

Born to Paul and Mary Oldshue on Aug. 6, 1986, Andy attended Wilson High School and a transitional program at Portland State University. A man of few words who needed help with all activities of daily living, he often surprised people with his capacity for social engagement. Among family and friends, he will be remembered for his eagerness to be on the move, as well as his quiet courage, wry sense of humor, and delight in giving gifts. He expanded and enriched the worlds of all who knew him.

Andy is survived by his parents, as well as his sisters, Emily Oldshue (Daniela) and Abby Lewis (Nick), nephew Miles, and nieces Samantha and Olivia.

The Power of a $25 Donation

How Contributions Lead to Possibilities During the Annual Fund Drive

Asingle $25 contribution alone may feel inconsequential when thinking about the cost of a college education or a nonprofit organization’s athletic programming for kids. But when that single $25 donation is multiplied by thousands of MAC members, it can have a far-reaching impact for the youth in this community.

In 2023, MAC members contributed more than $180,000 during the Annual Fund Drive benefiting the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Funds such as these create a ripple effect of opportunity, access, and hope. When MAC members entrust the Foundation with a contribution, it fosters a vital network for young people, supporting more than 20 youth-focused nonprofit organizations. These organizations — through the combined efforts of mentors, coaches, staff, and local high school professionals — provide a valuable space for kids to learn, compete, and thrive. This team also promotes the foundation’s scholarships for high school seniors, empowering countless individuals by increasing access to opportunities.

There are many stories to illustrate this community network, but one story in particular starts with the game of tennis in a

racquet center in the St. Johns neighborhood. The Annual Fund Drive helped to support Portland Tennis & Education (known as PT&E, formerly called PAST and PASTE) and an incredible young woman and recent high school graduate, Cielo Barroso Espidio. With a vision of a Portland where all kids have an equal-access playing field, PT&E provides K-12 students a point of entry to tennis (coaching, equipment, league play), academic support, life skills and character development, and family support — at no expense to participants. The program also offers participants the opportunity to compete in tournaments against tennis clubs, and the Foundation is proud to have supported PT&E’s work to support young people and their families in North Portland for five years. “As a student-athlete at PT&E for 12 years, I greatly benefited from the tennis lessons, clothes, food, and tutoring. Being a part of the program when I was younger afforded me the perspective of seeing how much impact PT&E had in my life, Barroso Espidio shares. I found promise in a successful future because other brown kids that looked like me were playing a predominantly white sport. We were empowered by coaches and tutors who

provided tennis lessons, academic support, and encouraged us to bring our best to the world. This has motivated me to come back to the program and become a volunteer.”

Barroso Espidio’s resume is filled with academic success, athletic accomplishments, and a deep commitment to community and service. She was third in her graduating class at Central Catholic High School, the number one varsity singles player on her school team, the youngest recipient of the National Catholic Educational Association Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, and a repeat recipient of the Oregon Community Foundation’s Joseph E. Weston Foundation Award. While her past successes are truly outstanding, her future is even brighter: Barroso Espidio recently committed to her first-choice college to study this fall. As one of the Foundation’s 2024 Loprinzi Scholarship recipients, the $10,000 award makes reaching for that dream possible.

Barroso Espidio is a dedicated volunteer at PT&E, where you will find her coaching and tutoring every other Saturday. She has volunteered more than 70 hours during her high school career. Barroso Espidio says she enjoys creating a positive and fun

Portland Tennis and Education provides K-12 students a point of entry to tennis (coaching, equipment, league play), academic support, life skills and character development, and family support.

environment to spread the love for tennis while also helping kids grow in academics, incorporating spelling games into their tennis training. Seeing other Hispanic kids thrive and accomplish their goals brings her warmth and extreme pride.

In addition to the coaches, mentors, and staff at PT&E, having a core group of friends and family who all are invested in her accomplishments is a huge motivation for Barroso Espidio. Success, to her, looks like helping people succeed themselves. Her success is also heavily tied that of her immigrant parents. Making them proud is her guiding light, knowing she would not be where she is today without their unconditional love, support, and sacrifices.

As someone who has played tennis since she was six years old, Barroso Espidio knows she can thank sports for the achievement of her personal goals. Her participation and commitment to athletics taught her discipline, structure, perseverance, and many other core values. Being a part of PT&E for 11 years has meant that her training and workouts intensified in length, discipline, and difficulty. Still, she enjoyed the fast pace, learning, and the feeling after attending practice. There was a fulfillment she felt after she hit a ball for hours and was dripping with sweat.

Tennis has taught her discipline, which she has utilized in her schoolwork. When she is frustrated that she cannot master a new skill or improve, she is patient with herself and takes things one at a time. Barroso Espidio acknowledges that to reach her goals in both school and tennis, she must work hard and

Every dollar counts, and together, we can create a brighter future for youth.

remain dedicated. From tennis, she gained the motivation to make her dreams come true.

PT&E’s Executive Director, Campbell Glenn Garonzik, shares: “Cielo is truly a shining light with such a bright future ahead! We feel fortunate that her family chose PT&E as a place for Cielo to learn and grow from a young age, and PT&E is honored to have been part of her journey for more than a decade. While Cielo’s own tenacity and her family’s unwavering support are key to who she is today, we are grateful that — with support from organizations like the Multnomah Athletic Foundation — PT&E has been able to create access to opportunity for brilliant young people like Cielo for nearly 30 years.”

In her dream career, Barroso Espidio hopes to change the lives of her community members for the better. Her experience with the sport of tennis and her involvement with PT&E has encouraged her to dream of a job where she can be a light in the lives of others. It has pushed her to make a difference in this world, and the Foundation is honored to support Barroso Espidio on her path to do just that.

Thanks to the $25 tax-deductible donations from MAC members, many youths get to experience the valuable life lessons that athletic participation fosters and to follow their dreams. As part of an ongoing partnership to positively impact the community, the MAC Board of Trustees supports the annual member contribution in July.

Stay committed to making a difference! By maintaining the annual contribution, MAC members play a crucial role in this transformative journey. Every dollar counts, and together, we can create a brighter future for youth. Visit the Foundation’s website to discover more inspiring stories throughout July.

Contributions Create Opportunities

Your support propels these stories into realities.

The opportunities come in different shapes and sizes. For scholarship recipients, your donation helps provide access to education at two- and four-year schools. For community grant recipients, you’re providing kids with an opportunity to participate in athletics with dedicated mentors and coaches. Several of our grant recipients are organizations committed to supporting underrepresented and underserved areas, while helping youth build confidence and develop life skills.

Your annual $25 donation, added to your July bill on your June statement, fuels opportunities for these remarkable young individuals.

The Foundation provides a gift acknowledgement for this tax-deductible gift in mid-September. If you would like to opt back in or opt out of the annual donation, please contact the Accounting Office at 503-517-7200 or

To make a monthly gift using your credit card or to make a gift from your donor advised fund, please visit — Debbie Williams and Linda Favero, Board Co-Chairs

The Foundation thanks you for your contribution. And if you would like to do more, or share some ideas, we would love to talk with you.

For questions about the Annual Fund Drive, contact Executive Director Lisa Bendt at 503-517-2350 or lisa@

Cielo Barroso Espidio recently won the Central Catholic High School Seat of Wisdom award.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

MAC families celebrated the important mother figures in their lives with a delicious buffet on Sunday, May 12.


Father-Daughter Dance

This beloved annual event spanned three evenings this year, allowing hundreds of dads and daughters to dance the night away with the theme “A Night in Paris.”


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All Committee Dinner

The newest members of the Board of Trustees host the All Committee Dinner each year to celebrate all the volunteers who contribute to the club experience through the committee system. This year’s theme was MAC’s Mojo Dojo Casa House.

1. Board Members Andrew Randles, Dave Hanna, Shannon Conrad, and Ryan Chiotti

2. Social Activities Committee 3. Culture & Style Committee 4. Swim Committee

5. Water Volleyball Committee 6. Roberto Martinez and Elizabeth Fox 7. Walking & Hiking Committee 8. Culture & Style Committee 9. Early Birds Committee

10. Water Fitness Committee

11. Gymnastics Committee

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Make a Gift for Mom Floral Workshop

Pendleton St. Florals guided families in making one-of-a-kind bouquets for Mother’s Day.


12. Juliet and Tyler Volm 13. Stephanie Jensen and family 14. Leela Wilson and Lola 15. Linh Phan and guests 16. Kids and parents put together unique arrangements


Exercise with Pride

In celebration of Pride Month, instructor Val Stegall lead an energetic and colorful Ellové Technique class in the Main Gym on June 1.


17. The Harveys and the Lees 18. Cammie Ware and Claudia Taylor 19. Cody and Bobbi Sullivan 20. Val Stegall, Linda Spaulding, and guest 21. The class included a combination of yoga, Pilates, and dance techniques

Martial Hearts

Why Fight It?

There’s a Lot to Love About Karate

In the popular recent romantic comedy

Anyone But You, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Sydney Sweeney’s character asks her begrudging love interest, “Are you hot girl fit?” after the muscular male struggles to keep up with her while swimming. The phrase, coined on social media, refers to a physique that is visually pleasing but functionally underwhelming.

He must not have been a student of karate.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a really bulked-up karate person,” says Sensei Bill Plapinger, who’s been leading the program at MAC for 24 years now. “If you look at teachers from the past, they were muscular not from weights but consistent training in calisthenics and karate basics.”

That’s because karate is an ancient and practical pursuit, based on increasing speed, power, agility, balance, and focus, not on looking “swole” in Instagram or Tik-Tok posts. Too-big muscles actually can get in the way of improving one’s practice.

At age 72, and following heart valve surgery seven years ago, Plapinger is still in better shape than a lot of people half his age. He says he bruises easier than he used to, so he must be human, but looking at him and listening to his stories suggests a sidestepping of the normal aging process that afflicts mere mortals.

Yet that is exactly who karate is for — everybody. “Here at MAC, we are a noncompetition club, which I like. Because no one sits on the bench, there’s no first string, second string, third string. We just train,” he says. “Not everyone agrees, but I think tournaments make you better for tournaments. They don’t make you a better practitioner. As I told one student recently, ‘It doesn’t matter the color of your belt. It’s your heart, buddy, that’s what’s important, and you’re great.”

Concentration is Key

It’s no surprise that those learning the martial art from Plapinger respond to his encouraging words, but they also appreciate his commitment to precision and direct

feedback, as member Carol Pausz can attest. “He’s an excellent instructor. He will tell you when you’re doing something well, correct you when you’re not doing something quite right, and he doesn’t necessarily sugarcoat anything. He’s just like, ‘Nope, this is the way it has to be,’” says the school principal who’s training to test for her black belt in October after beginning karate at MAC in 2016.

“He gives you enough praise when you are doing well, so you don’t completely feel like ‘I can never do this,’ but he also has very high standards. So, he will just be in the trenches with you, which I think a good coach does, and help you be better and push yourself to grow.”

Pausz adds that she’s extremely nervous about the perfection necessary to earn her black belt, despite that exacting nature of the sport being one of the aspects that draws her to it. “There’s a constant sense of improvement and need to improve, but no matter how many years you do karate, you can never reach the pinnacle, you can never exhaust all of the knowledge, katas, or aspects of karate.

When students test for a black belt, they have to be invited by the entire organization of which they’re a part, in this case the Japan Karate Federation Ryobu-Kai NW in Hillsboro, after they’re suggested by their sensai or instructor. They also have to understand all of the adjudicator’s commands in Japanese and be prepared to execute any forms or movements communicated during the test, which takes place only once per year. “I feel like I’m in pretty good shape for this, but there’s always that component of, what if I forget?” Pausz admits.

It may come as some consolation to know that Plapinger failed his first black belt test

Carol Pausz is practicing to test for her black belt in October.

Not-So-Idle Hands

This journey of self-discovery doesn’t just happen in the dojo — in this case MAC’s Studio Three — either. Beginner students are expected to practice at least five minutes a day several times a week outside of class. That might not sound like a huge time commitment, but Plapinger says a lot can be accomplished if students stay focused. “Students need to know this is not a six-week thing, this is something you have to do over a long period of time. But you’d be amazed what you can accomplish in just two minutes if you do it regularly. You can go through all four of your practice blocks in that time.”

Father-son duo Dr. Richard and Cameron Koesel find karate so applicable to everyday life that they find themselves working practice into their busy lives in creative ways, and say that it’s almost become a filter through which they view the world.

along with the rest of his class in 1986, but that all of them rededicated themselves and passed it the following year. Besides their shared love of this exacting discipline, both are educators to the core, and Plapinger was a special ed teacher before coming to MAC. He explains that it instilled in him a sense of the inherent worth of all individuals and reinforced the drive to fight for that which is valuable.

He also appreciates that karate is all about making the most of the body you have. “I like the fact that everybody’s there for the same reason. “We’re all learning how to use our bodies to create speed and power.”

“I’m a radiologist, so the nature of my job is very sedentary as I’m at a desk in front of a workstation reading studies all day. Sometimes I’ll need a break and instead of just standing up, I might do a couple little karate exercises.” Richard says. “There’s so much of the martial arts that can go into everyday life, as far as attention to detail, discipline, and focus. I think it’s very universally applicable.”

“You always feel connected, and I relate so deeply to karate,” Cameron adds. “It’s part of me, and I often find myself practicing at home. I’ve also made friends in those classes who I might not otherwise hang out with if we weren’t taking karate. We’re all training together, working toward common goals, and trying to help each other out. It’s just a really happy community, and that makes me look forward to every class. Both Koesels appreciate the self-defense — and even offensive

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Martial Hearts

Continued from page 31 — aspects of the sport, and say that it’s given them confidence in who they are and their ability to move through the world safely. In addition to bonding with their fellow practitioners, karate has provided another shared point of interest for just the two of them.

Teenagers aren’t always known for their effusive expressions of adoration for their parents, but Cameron has no qualms about how karate has helped him relate to his pops. “I’ve told him many times after class that I know a bunch of kids at my school who do not have a good relationship with their fathers. I’m really lucky to have a very strong and growing bond between me and my dad. We’re very lucky.”

“We’ve done all of our advancement tests, for each belt level, together thus far,” says his proud papa. “Usually, I’m standing right next to him, and so it’s just fun to have this common thing that we can talk about, or we’ll give each other pointers.”

The Koesels are purple belts, which Richard says Plapinger describes as the beginning of the intermediate stage. To be more precise, they’re “low purple,” and are preparing to test for “high purple” — meaning they’d add a white stripe to their belts — around the holidays.

Clearly, this color is less important than the memories the duo are making together, not

to mention the joy they get from seeing each other improve. Richard first took karate when he was around Cameron’s age, 13, growing up in New Jersey. Initially, it was only Cameron who was going to take karate at MAC, but as his dad sat on a bench at the edge of the studio watching his son in action, it brought back fond feelings that ultimately spurred him to don a gi, or uniform, and join him on the mats.

“Watching him do it, it brought back all those memories, and I said to my wife, “Well, why should he have all the fun?”

All About That Base

In the big scheme of sports in America, karate really isn’t that old. The art form itself dates back centuries in Japan, with various theories pinning its origin anytime between the 1300s and 1600s, but more recognizable permutations have existed since at least the early 1800s. It wasn’t until 1952 that Japanese masters started to bring karate to America, Plapinger says, and so when he first explored it as part of a PE class in 1972, there were still a paltry number of schools teaching the discipline compared to today.

In his lifetime, Plapinger has seen the sport grow by leaps and bounds. “When I first started training, the instructors had only been here for about 20 years, so I was getting the brunt their intense instruction,” he recalls. Plapinger tries to make the pursuit of karate more accessible for his own students, but

without losing the strong emphasis on nailing the fundamentals.

“Especially in the beginning, if you don’t fix your mistakes, your base will always be weak. It’s like the leaves of a tree. Those things fall off, but the roots of the tree are solid. That’s the same with karate. Your roots, your basics, are the connection to the ground, digging in and creating a foundation for future growth.”

Similarly, he compares the ceremony that opens every intermediate and advanced class as being a statement of common purpose from which the rest of the session grows. “It’s like being in church, this is a sacred time.” Plapinger tells his students that they aren’t bowing to him, but bowing to their time together, to the student-teacher relationship, and to the experience they’re about to share.”

Like the belt, this is all symbolic. “My belt is black. It looks so cool, it’s shredded and all the color is coming off, but it means nothing. It’s meaningful because I gave it life. I tell my students that they’re right where they need to be to give their belts life, regardless of the color. They must have patience in their training. It’s all about the journey, and what a journey it is!”

Sense Bill Plapinger leads a karate class while students — including Dr. Richard and Cameron Koesel, near the drinking fountain in the back row — practice their forms.



Wujiang, China


MAC Climber Travels to China for World Cup Competition

Any American who grew up on Looney Tunes might once have imagined that if they dug straight down and just kept on tunneling, eventually they’d come out in China. Geographical facts, physical laws, and the ferocious heat at Earth’s core aside, it turns out that down might not even be the right direction!

As MAC Climbing sensation Alyssa Keanini recently discovered, the best way to get to China is straight up. After first ascending to the U.S. National Team Trials in March, she was picked for the National Development Team and invited to compete at an International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup event in Wujiang, China, in April.

“IFSC World Cups are the highest level of competition in the sport of Climbing. These events bring together the best athletes from across the globe, serving

as a critical pathway for athletes aiming for the Olympics. Alyssa’s placement onto the U.S. National Development Team and her invitation to compete in Wujiang solidified her position as one of the best climbers in the country,” crows Head Climbing Coach Justin Rom.

“Both achievements are significant for MAC Climbing, as neither have been done before. She has been a leader on this team since she joined, and I am elated that her effort and dedication led her to compete on the world stage. I could not be prouder of her.”

Keanini sends the enthusiasm right back to Rom, his colleagues, and her peers. “The coaching from MAC has been invaluable to my progress. Also, being able to climb with my teammates in and outside of practice, especially when I was training for the cup, helped me improve a lot.”

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Journey to the East

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As elevation gains go, Keanini’s feels dramatic, although the reality is slightly less so. Now 17, she first started climbing at 10 when she was looking for a replacement activity for gymnastics. “As a kid, I always wanted to climb trees, but my parents didn’t let me,” she says, smiling. Walking through downtown Vancouver — her family lives on the east side of the city, close to Camas — she and her mom came upon a climbing gym and decided to try a summer camp. Afterward, she was invited to join the team, which eventually led her to the 2021 Nationals in Reno, where she first fully encountered the culture of MAC Climbing.

“I had become friends with a couple of people on MAC’s team, and they invited me to their team dinner. It was a lot of fun hanging out with them, and they were all such close friends. The camaraderie and opportunities provided by MAC drew me in, and I wanted to be part of it and learn from them,” she recalls.

In the three years since joining Team MAC, she’s gone from national-level stakes in the “Biggest Little City in the World” to exclusive international competition in the world’s third-largest country. Oh yeah, and

before leaving for China, she had never traveled further abroad than Canada.

“This is my second year in the Elite Series, but it was my first year at team trials because I didn’t make them last year except for Speed,” Keanini says. “It’s been very intense because it’s a bigger scale than I’ve done before. I’m used to just competing against people my own age, but now there are adults and professionals, people I’ve been looking up to, which is also kind of cool. This year I feel like I really grew and was able to perform my best.”

Keanini attributes her improvement to training in the areas where she needed the most work, including dynos, or dynamic moves, which involve leaping away from the wall in order to reach the next hold. “I think women on average are more flexible, which helps for getting into specific body positioning, and we usually have smaller hands, which helps on crimps, but then hurts on pinches,” she explains, referencing two different kinds of grips. “While I can’t generally jump as high for dynos, I think I make up for it with how I can climb statically.

“I’ve just tried to train my hops and become more comfortable with not hesitating and going all out for moves.”

Just as she enjoys the challenge of pushing herself on the wall, the adventure of traveling to the other side of the world appealed to her. Despite knowing a couple of people on the Japanese National Team who had previously come to train with the 2022 Top 10 Youth National finalists at USA Climbing’s Training Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, she says the language barrier was difficult all around. “Everybody’s really nice, and we all just smiled at each other,” Keanini adds.

“They held an opening ceremony, and each country had a representative walk across the stage waving their flag while music was playing.” In addition to event organizers making everyone feel welcome, Keanini’s dad accompanied her on the trip, making her feel comfortable and safe. She describes both her parents as huge cheerleaders whose enthusiasm and nervousness for their daughter sometimes results in questionable camerawork as their palms become sweaty while holding their phones.

Most of the Keaninis’ time was taken up with competition, but they did get a few opportunities to explore the city and even venture to the ancient water town of Jingxi. “It was a whole city on a lake that preserved the classical Chinese architecture, and it was really beautiful to see.” She also delighted in

“It’s been very intense because it’s a bigger scale than I’ve done before. I’m used to just competing against people my own age, but now there are adults and professionals, people I’ve been looking up to, which is also kind of cool. This year I feel like I really grew and was able to perform my best.”

– Alyssa Keanini

dumplings at a street shop where the proprietor cooked them on the spot in a huge wok.

Her next big journey might well be attending Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she’ll major in computer science and business interdisciplinary studies this fall, but Keanini also holds out hope for another World Cup invitation this season while she remains on MAC’s team. Either way, she’s proud of her progress and thankful for the opportunities she’s claimed.

“I’m pretty happy with how I did,” she says of finishing 52nd among women at the Wujiang competition. “Reading a book that coach Drew [White] mentioned to me, With Winning in Mind, changed my thinking. One of the big points is to focus on your performance and your self-image, and not the results. If you prepare and visualize climbing well, the results will follow.”

Game, Set, Summer

Ahh, summer! The rain is gone, the sun is warmer, and days are longer. It’s a time to hang out with friends and family, find opportunities to relax, and maybe go to the beach. Or, if you’re a MAC tennis player, it’s a great time to watch more and, most importantly, play more tennis. Remember, even though MAC only has two outdoor tennis courts, there are many public courts in town.

The MAC Tennis summer schedule is full of camps and classes, but it also has a few events and functions everyone should be aware of. Starting in July, MAC Tennis presents the first two Summer Socials — Wilson Demo Day on July 8 and Mixed Doubles Coach Exhibition on July 29. Demo Day gives all who sign up an opportunity to hit some balls with the latest and greatest in racquet technology from Wilson. The Coaches Exhibition features four MAC coaches facing off in a mixed doubles matchup. All members are encouraged to come out and see just how good the MAC Tennis coaches really are. Both nights are set to have the ever-famous no-host bar, so refreshments will be available!

In August, the third annual MAC Tennis in the Park at Camille Park takes place on Aug. 17. The night features a potluck dinner and plenty of tennis on the four courts blocked off for MAC members only. In addition, the month of August is always host to the USTA PNW 18+ League Sectionals and the 40+ League Sectionals played Aug. 9-11 and 23-25, respectively. Whether they’re playing or not, all members are encouraged to head out to THPRD to watch great tennis, socialize, and cheer on MAC teams in the post-season. Both are great events and very fun to watch.

MAC Tennis is busy in the summer, but so is professional tennis. As the professional circuit moves to North America, culminating with the U.S. Open at the end of August, the opportunities to watch the best in the world only gets better. Be sure to tune in to these pro events this summer to keep up on the top players in the game and, who knows, maybe watching a little will help on the court some too.


Infosys Open

Atlanta Open

Mubadala Citi DC Open

National Bank Open

Cincinnati Open

Winston-Salem Open

July 15-21

July 22-28

July 29-Aug. 4

Aug. 6-12

Aug. 12-19

Aug. 18-24

U.S. Open ChampionshipsAug. 26-Sept. 8

The hard-court tennis season will be interrupted this year by the Olympics held in Paris. In France, the event is played on the red clay of Roland-Garros (home to the French Open) from July 27 to Aug. 4. The Olympics play host to each country’s best players all vying to be atop the podium. On the men’s side, will German Alexander Zverev win gold again? Will Swiss player Belinda Bencic claim another championship? Fun fact: Andy Murray of Great Britain is the only player, male or female, with two gold medals for tennis. It has not been done in the modern era (tennis returned to the Olympics in 1988),

nor was it accomplished in the first seven Olympic Games (1896-1924) when tennis was included.

Although there are many, many things to do in a Pacific Northwest summer, everyone should take a moment to get outside, find a local area court, and hit some tennis balls. Whether sweating on the court or kicking back with a cold beverage to watch the professionals on TV, there’s never a better time to get out and enjoy some tennis than in the summer.

2023 Tennis Summer Social


Playfully Honor Camaraderie at Hack Hoop Open

Every year, the MAC Basketball community gathers for the highly anticipated Ray Martinelli Hack Hoop Open Golf Tournament, a cherished tradition that brings together athletes, enthusiasts, and friends. Conceived by Ray Martinelli, a legendary figure within MAC, this tournament is more than just a game of golf; it is a tribute to a man whose impact transcended sports.

Ray Martinelli, a longtime participant, envisioned this tournament as a way to unite the community he loved. Known for his involvement with the basketball scene, he was a true sportsman with a heart of gold. His old-school playing style seamlessly integrated with the modern game, earning him admiration and respect from players and fans alike.

The tournament is not just a display of golfing prowess but a heartfelt celebration of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Martinelli’s vision extended beyond the greens. He would warmly invite attendees over to his house for dinner and drinks afterward, fostering a sense of family and belonging that has become the hallmark of the event. These gatherings at Eastmoreland Golf Course are fondly remembered as evenings filled with laughter, stories, and the forging of lasting friendships.

In the spirit of Martinelli, the tournament continues to thrive, keeping alive the values of unity, generosity, and passion for sports. Participants look forward to this annual event, not only to honor his legacy but also to create new memories and connections within the community.

Gather a foursome and register by July 10 for this best-ball scramble. With no refs around to whistle players on their hacks, this long-running event invites shenanigans and good fun. Players have the opportunity to purchase mulligans and the newly added Pro Drive. Afterward, relax in the Eastmoreland clubhouse with a burger and drink while chatting with your fellow members.

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2024 Competitive Season Highlights

OSI 10 & Under Swimming Championships

Feb. 17-18 in Springfield, Oregon

MAC Swim Team had a big squad at the Oregon Swimming 10 & Under Short Course Championships in February, including 28 athletes (a 100% increase from last year) and 12 relays (A, B, and C relays for the 10 & Under Girls, plus A&B for 10 & Under Boys and 8 & Under Girls relays)! Bringing team members who do not qualify individually for the meet but are able to compete in relays is one of the best ways to help get kids more excited about and more invested in the sport.

Four of the team’s 10 & Under athletes — Cal Carrigg, Bennett Hughes, Etta Ku, and Harper Nelson — qualified for regionals for the first time in many years! The 10 & Under squad achieved a total of 68% best times at the meet. Clover Nelson won the 8 & Under Girls 25- and 50-yard Backstroke. Her older sister, Harper Nelson, won the 50-yard Freestyle.

Other notable swims included:

• 10 & Under Girls 200 Medley Relay placed second, and 200 FR Relay placed third (Etta Ku, Mia McGrath, Harper Nelson, and Vivienne Wilson).

• 10 & Under Boys 200 FR and Medley Relays both took seventh place (Cal Carrigg, Brandon Flemming, Ford Hartman, and Bennett Hughes).

• 8 & Under Girls 100 Medley Relay placed seventh (Pearl Spaugy, Lily Purcell, Clover Nelson, and Dalia Toledo).

• Avery Amparo took eighth place in the 100 BR.

• Cal Carrigg dropped over three seconds in the 50 BR and qualified for NW Age Group Regionals.

• Calder Forrest dropped over four seconds in the 100 BK.

• Ford Hartman dropped over five seconds in the 100 BK.

• Bennett Hughes finished sixth in the 50 BK, sixth in the 100 IM, fifth in the 100 BK (and dropped almost six seconds), fifth in the 100 BR, and qualified for NW Age Group Regionals.

• Hazel Kash dropped over four seconds in the 50 BR and almost 10 seconds in the 50 FR.

• Etta Ku took sixth place in the 200 FR (and dropped over eight seconds), third place in the 50 BK, eighth place in the 100 IM, and fifth place in the 100 BK, and qualified for NW Age Group Regionals.

• Mia McGrath dropped over four seconds in the 100 IM, 37 seconds in the 200 IM, and placed seventh in the 100 BR.

• Clover Nelson took third in 100 FR and dropped over 11 seconds, sixth place in 50 FL, fifth place in 25 FL, and third place in 25 FR.

MAC swimmers at the Oregon Swimming 11-14 Championships

• Harper Nelson placed second in 100 FL, second in 50 BK, second in 100 IM, third in 100 BK, and second in 50 FL, and qualified for NW Age Group Regionals.

• Allison Shih dropped over three seconds in the 50 BK and over 6 seconds in the 100 IM.

• Josh Vitale placed sixth and dropped over four seconds in the 50 BR and placed sixth in the 50 BK.

• Vivienne Wilson dropped over six seconds in the 200 FR and over 16 seconds in the 100 BR.

Oregon Swimming 11-14 Championships

Feb. 22-25 in Corvallis, Oregon

With the largest attending squad in recent history, composed of 30 athletes between the ages of 11 and 14, MAC made waves with several notable races and achievements. As a team, MAC placed fifth overall due in no short part to the girls squad taking first place and the first scoring boys team in recent years.

The MAC team took several relay and individual victories over the course of the four-day competition. The women’s 13-14 team swept each relay, taking first place in the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle relays, and the 200 and 400 medley relays. Individual event winners included Lexi Borus (50 and 100 backstroke), Cece Ku (200 backstroke), Skye Schwartz (100 and 200 breaststroke), Eloise Rush (200 individual medley), and Sam Borus (100 and 200 butterfly). Apart from the first place finishes, several MAC swimmers accomplished individual top-eight finishes to score points for their team, including Quinn Hanley, Katie Garyfallou, Sidney Hayes, Bea Liu, Summer Whittle, Lyndon Neufeld, Ella Palinsky, and Ava Gottheiner. Members of the point-scoring top eight relay teams also included Georgia Hartman, Layla Stevens, and Stella Hargreaves.

The meet was filled with dozens of personal best times and truly showcased the grit and determination of the MAC Swim Team. The following athletes also competed individually and/or on relay teams: Amy Estok, Ellis Plowman, Sydney Burke, Mira Seidel, Audrey Chiotti, Hudson Hughes, Alex Spehar, Benji

Wilkinson, Gabe Brown, Ben Vallance, Anita Lobo-Crate, Brinley Kribs, and Cora Kash. The championships always provide an excellent platform for MAC swimmers to demonstrate their relentless hard work, competitiveness, and sportsmanship that they practice all year round, and this year was no exception!

2024 OSI Senior Region XII Arena SC Championships

Feb. 29-March 3 in Beaverton, Oregon

All swim meets have elements of fun, but what makes Senior Champs special is the very rare addition of the 50 Freestyle Shootout and the Mixed Relays.

In all other events, there are A, B, and C Finals where the top 30 swim in the evening after qualifying in the morning. In the 50 Freestyle, the top 30 qualifiers from prelims on Friday morning compete in finals on Friday evening. From there, the top 20 qualifiers compete on Saturday evening, culminating with the top 10 qualifying on Sunday evening. This is a great way to keep up the excitement throughout the meet, and it also allows those competing in the 50 to make adjustments to their races in order to keep getting faster! Case in point: Henry Cannon (second place), Diego Hodge (fourth place), Malia McKeen (eighth place) and Lucy Rush (fourth place) all swam best times in finals Friday and then again on Saturday and/or Sunday!

The Mixed 200 Freestyle and 200 Medley Relays consist of two females and two males. Boys and girls train together every day, but races are always separated by gender, so this makes it extra fun. Both of MAC’s Mixed A Relays placed fourth overall. Finley Warren swam her firstever Senior Sectional qualifying time leading off the 200 Freestyle Relay. The MAC Swim Team placed sixth overall (out of 37 teams)!

Other notable swims included:

• Boys 400 FR Relay (Henry Cannon, Diego Hodge, Graham Inman, and Thomas Olsen) –Third place

• Lily Gomes – Best times 200 FR and 1650 FR (eighth place)

• Diego Hodge – Best times 500 FR (14 second drop), 100 BR, 200 FR (third place)

• Graham Inman – Best times 50 FR, 400 IM (third place: 3:59.80!)

• Kate Jenne – Best time 200 BR (6 second drop)

• Antonin Marten – Best times 50 FR, 50 BK, 100 BK, and 100 FR

• Malia McKeen – 100 BK (third place) and 100 FR (seventh place)

• Miguel Oliva – 100% best times! 50 FR, 200 IM, 100 BR, 100 BK, 200 BK (5 second drop: 1:58.48), and 100 FR

• Thomas Olsen – Best times 100 FL and 50 FR

• Madoc Plowman – Best times (100 FL, 50 FR, 100 BK, 200 BK, and 100 FR)

• Jamie Soutter – Best times 500 FR, 50 FR, 200 BK, and 100 FR

• Finn Sweeney – Best times 100 BK, 100 FR, and 200 FL (5 second drop)

• Finley Warren – Best times 1000 FR (seventh place, 36 second drop), 50 FR (first Senior Sectional qualification), 500 FR (5 second drop)

• Summer Whittle – 100% best times! 200 BR (8 second drop), 50 FR, 200 IM, 100 BK, 200 FR, and 200 BK

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Competitive Season Highlights

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• Andie Wieber – Best time 50 FR

• Lucas Williams – Best time 100 FL and 100 BK (4 second drop)

2024 Northwest Spring Speedo Sectionals

March 14-17 in Federal Way, Washington

Because it is an Olympic year, this year’s Spring Sectional meet was conducted Long Course instead of Short Course. MAC took a crew of 18 athletes up to the meet, which is the largest crew the club has had in years! Here are some of the highlights.

Team records:

• Thomas Olsen – 15-18 Boys 200 Freestyle 1:53.38 (Van Mathias 1:54.04 2018), third place

• Skye Schwartz – 13-14 Girls 100 Breaststroke 1:14.58 (Signe Larson 1:14.90 2002), 16th place

Other notable swims include:

• Boys 800 FR Relay (Graham Inman, Henry Cannon, Diego Hodge, and Thomas Olsen), fifth place

• Boys 400 FR Relay (Thomas Olsen, Diego Hodge, Lucas Williams, and Henry Cannon), eighth place

• Charlotte Ames – Best times 200 FL (16th place) and 50 BK

• Sam Borus – Best times 400 FR (24 second drop), 200 FR, and 100 FL

• Henry Cannon – Best times 100 BK and 50 FR

• Diego Hodge – 100% best times! 50 BK, 100 FR, 200 FL (10 second drop, 10th place), 100 BK, 200 BK (7 second drop), 100 FL, and 50 FR

• Graham Inman – 200 FL (14th place), best times 100 FR, 400 FR, and 200 FR

• Kate Jenne – Best times 100 BR (4 second drop, first Summer Senior Sectional qualification)

• Malia McKeen – Best times 50 FR and 100 FL

• Miguel Oliva – Best time 200 IM

• Thomas Olsen – 800 FR (third place), 400 FR (fourth place), and 1500 FR (fourth place)

• Ella Palinsky – Best time 100 BR

• Eloise Rush – Best times 100 BK and 200 BR

• Lucy Rush – Best time 100 FL

• Skye Schwartz – Best times 200 BR and 200 IM

• Jamie Soutter – Best times 100 BK (first ever Senior Sectional qualification) and 200 BK

• Finley Warren – Best times 50 FR, 100 FR, 200 FR, and 400 FR

• Andie Wieber – Best times 100 FR and 50 BK

• Lucas Williams – Best times 100 FR, 200 FR, 400 FR, 100 BR, and 200 BR

2024 Northwest Age Group Regionals

March 21-24 in Federal Way, Washington

This year, 15 swimmers attended NW AG Regionals after achieving qualifying times during the short course season. MAC’s regional team consisted of four 10-yearolds (Bennett, Calvin, Etta, and Harper) and eleven 11-14-year-olds (Lexi, Sam, Katie, Quinn, Stella, Sidney, Cece, Bea, Lyndon, Ella, and Skye). After a fast weekend of racing, MAC placed 15th overall.

Individual highlights include:

• Lexi Borus, Sam Borus, Cece Ku, Harper Nelson, and Skye Schwartz.

• Lexi Borus qualified for finals in every event and placed fifth in the 50 Back, seventh in the 200 IM, fourth in the 200 Back, eighth in the 100 Fly, and fifth in the 100 IM.

• Sam Borus placed third in the 200 Fly, where she qualified for Senior Summer Sectionals, and sixth in the 100 Fly.

• Cece Ku placed first in the 100 and 200 Back and sixth in the 200 Fly, 400 IM, and 200 IM.

• Skye Schwartz placed second in both the 100 Breast and the 200 Breast.

• Harper Nelson placed seventh in the 50 Free at just 10 years old.

• The 13-14 girls relay (consisting of Ku, Schwartz, Borus, and Palinksy) also rose to the occasion and placed second in the 200 Medley Relay, third in the 400 Medley Relay, fourth in the 400 Freestyle Relay, and seventh in the 200 Freestyle Relay.

2024 Senior Sectionals


Summer Outings Put the Pedal to the Pavement

Join the MAC Outdoor Cycling program as they pedal through scenic routes, conquer challenging terrains, and foster a vibrant community. The program offers something for everyone, from seasoned riders to those just starting out.

Every Wednesday, low-stakes performance rides offer the opportunity for participants to challenge themselves while enjoying a supportive atmosphere. These outings are for members looking to push their limits and conquer new personal milestones or those who just want to get in a workout.

Thursdays bring a different kind of excitement with social rides designed for camaraderie and connection. Enjoy a leisurely pedal through Portland, with a refreshing stop at a local brewery along the way. Savor craft brews and share stories with fellow cyclists, fostering friendships that extend beyond the road.

Once a month, MAC’s Outdoor department leads a Saturday morning ride at an offsite location. See beautiful views of wine country, Mt. Tabor, and Hagg Lake while bonding with fellow cyclists during the spectacular summer months in Oregon.

MAC’s Cycling program offers more than just physical exercise. It’s a community of like-minded individuals coming together to share their passion for riding and the great outdoors. Forge lasting friendships through shared adventures and unforgettable memories. View and register for upcoming rides at


Wednesday, July 3: 6-8:15 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 11: 6-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 21: 9 a.m. Wine Ride, Carlton

Wednesday, July 17: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 18: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 25: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 1: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 7: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8: 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10: 9 a.m.-noon Cascade Locks Gorge Ride

Wednesday, Aug. 14: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 4: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 12: 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14: 9 a.m. to noon Hagg Lake

Wednesday, Sept. 18: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 19: 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: 6-8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26: 6-7:30 p.m.


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Handball Committee Prepares for a Busy Season

The MAC Handball Committee has been arranging for a series of events in the upcoming months. Below is a summary of these events, along with descriptions, dates, and locations.

Monday Evening Clinics

MAC will continue to host a successful clinic for kids and new players on Monday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. Courts 1-4 are available for instruction and play. Beverages and food are provided. All MAC handball players are encouraged to bring their kids or grandkids and new players to participate. This event is hosted by Jean and Jeff Kastner and the Handball Committee.

Fall Intramurals

J.D. McLandrich is preparing for the Fall Intramurals League, which starts in September. The intramurals run for seven weeks. This popular event draws a large audience from MAC to watch the best players compete, from the Novice to Open levels.

Portland Classic

The highlight tournament of the year is again the Portland Classic, which is set to be held Friday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Oct. 6, at MAC. This event draws players from around the Northwest. This year, the classic includes the Oregon State Singles and is combined with a full Pro-Stop. Conor Casey, Chair of the MAC Handball Committee, is working with the World Players of Handball (WPH) and the committee to make this happen.

Alten Tournament

The Irv Alten gathering is set to be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at MAC. All clubs will be invited with open play, food, and beverages.

USHA National Collegiate Tournament

MAC hosts the United States Handball Association’s (USHA) 72nd National Collegiate Tournament Friday, Feb. 21-Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2025. This tournament draws over 300 players from colleges around the country. Oregon’s Pacific University has done very well at this tournament. Come and watch the future stars of handball.

Challenge Doubles

Challenge doubles continue throughout the year at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. on Sundays. All are welcome.

John Van Gorder, Jon Polonsky, Kathy Adelman, Dave Delaney, Conor Casey, Tony Heiting, Mike Casey, Craig Duncan, and Jean Kastner

USHA National Tournament

The USHA National Tournament was held May 23-May 27 at Los Caballeros, California. MAC was represented by four players – Craig Trull, Jeff and Jean Kastner, and David Steinberg. Trull, playing in the 70+ Singles division, lost in the quarterfinals; the Kastners, playing doubles together, lost in the second round in the B-Doubles; and Steinberg and his doubles partner, playing in the 70 + division, lost in the semifinals.

— W.Tony Heiting

Jean and Jeff Kastner, David Steinberg, and Craig Trull at a recent USHA national tournament

Kids and new players are invited to clinics on Monday evenings

The MAC Handball Committee:

Member Numbers: Walk Across America Mileage

Walk Across America is a national program that allows members to create annual mileage goals, with end-of-year rewards. The idea is to set a mileage goal that is reasonable, attainable, challenging, and motivating. MAC members may join at any time.

For more information or to submit mileage, please contact Claire Galton at

Mileage as of May 31, 2024

Ann Blume 8,523

Ann Durfee 49,867

Claire Galton 45,981

Norm Frink 19,300

Vuong Vu 4,867

Robert Jarrett 554

Shannon Leonetti 85,355

Harriet Maizels 29,590

Tom Neilsen 7,807

Linda Opray 22,123

John Popplewell 5,010

Dee Poujade 16,041

Nancy Sergeant 29,784

Carrie Stucky 31,931

Barbara Wetzel 31,010

Ellen Wax 4,216

Dave Huffman 3,387


In a Pickle? How to Avoid Injury Before Playing Pickleball FITNESS & WELLNESS

Pickleball is sweeping the nation. By now, many of you have heard of it, played it, or even complained about its noise. Maybe you’ve been injured playing it.

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association has named it the fastest-growing sport in America for the third year running. They reported approximately 8.9 million people older than age 6 played pickleball in the U.S. last year, and for good reason. People who have played or are currently playing pickleball have reported improved overall mental and physical health.

The competitive aspect of the sport makes pickleball enticing for former high school and collegiate athletes. The social aspect and decreased exertion required compared to other team or individual sports make it appealing for those just starting their fitness journey. Pickleball is like the more laid-back younger sibling of tennis. The court is smaller; hence, there is less running; it doesn’t take as much force to hit the ball over the net; the paddles are lightweight; and, like our younger siblings, it’s getting all the attention.

All right, so what’s the catch? Despite its accessibility and low-impact appeal, there has been an uptick in injuries due to players going straight from the couch to the courts.

Common Injuries Incurred Playing Pickleball

Some common injuries observed and being researched involve the ankles, knees, hips, shoulder, and lower back. Those considering playing might consider the following:

• If agility and coordination isn’t your thing, there is potential for falling on the court due to getting tripped up. Possible injuries from a fall may include upper extremity — wrist, elbow, or shoulder — or ankle sprains, or fractures.

• When making a sudden turn or pivot, or doing a lot of rapid starts and stops, you may be at risk of spraining an ankle or Achilles tendon, a knee meniscus tear, or a knee ligament strain or sprain.

• With repetitive paddle swings, you may be at risk of shoulder or elbow tendinopathy (tendon issue). Think rotator cuff strain or “tennis elbow.”

• The repetitive pounding of your feet on the hard surface may result in blistering, heel bruising, or even plantar fasciitis.

• Twisting to hit the ball or overextending your back to get that lob shot can cause low back strain.

• Because pickleball is so fun, people dive in 100% from the get-go. This increases the risk of overuse injury.

Wow, so the whole body can be affected just by playing pickleball?! Yes, it is a gentler sport than tennis, but it is still a physical activity. Players must ensure their bodies are ready to handle the required exertion with any such endeavor.

Preventing Pickleball Injuries

Before diving into pickleball, the most important thing to consider is your current physical activity level. Are you someone who has been strength training and doing cardiovascular exercises regularly? Or are you someone who is just venturing out on their fitness journey and thought pickleball was a fun way to get involved? Don’t worry, there’s no wrong answer.

It is important for pickleball players to warm up their arm and leg muscles to avoid injury.

Either way, it’s important to be prepared. Jumping straight into any new form of physical activity typically isn’t advised because it may require you to move in ways your body is not quite ready for. This is the most common reason there has been an increase in injuries from the sport.

To ensure your body can tolerate this activity properly, first and foremost, you want to learn the sport. Take some time to feel out the size of the court, hold a paddle, feel the weight of the whiffle ball used in the game, and observe others playing to see what it looks like in real time. Talk with a coach or an experienced enthusiast to learn how to play.

Is there a nagging issue you have been dealing with that may affect your gameplay? See a physical therapist before starting to ensure you are not at risk for injury, reinjury, or exacerbation. If you don’t have an injury, you know the rules, and you’re raring to get on the court, be sure to do a proper warm-up before starting.

Warm-Up Routine Option

Start with the muscles in your legs.

• Walk the width of the court on your toes. Turn around and walk back on your heels.

• Straighten one leg in front of you, hinge your hips forward to stretch that front leg, and scoop your arms down and then up like an elephant’s trunk. Repeat with the next leg until you reach the width of the court.

• Perform slow walking lunges across the court. If this is too much on your knees, try mini-squats, holding on to a post for support.

• Perform lateral lunges, stepping one foot out to the side and allowing your knee on the stance leg to bend over your foot. Repeat to the other side.

In addition to warming up your legs, it is essential to warm up your arms for pickleball, too.

Pickleball is meant to be a fun, leisurely sport that gets the body moving. Don’t let it be the reason for injury or reinjury.

• With your paddle in hand, perform gentle diagonal patterns. Starting with your arm over your head, move your arm down across your body as if you were slamming the ball, but in slow motion. This may be performed with a resistance band, as well.

• Going in the opposite direction, start with the arm holding the paddle across your body near your opposite pocket and slowly raise it as if you were going to hit a backhand. This may be performed with a resistance band, too.

• Do gentle arm circles, starting small and slowly increasing to your maximum tolerated range. Then, reverse the direction.

Finally, grab your partner or opponents and do a sport-specific warm-up by practicing your dinks across the net. You also may step

back and warm up the body for longer rallies of forehand and backhand shots. If you have a warm-up routine you prefer, that’s great! Just make sure you don’t start your game cold.

Pickleball is meant to be a fun, leisurely sport that allows you to get your body moving. Don’t let it be the reason for injury or reinjury. Now, get out there and have some fun!

If you have any questions or are dealing with a pickleball injury, call 503-272-8785 to speak to the physical therapist or get scheduled for care today.

— Sasha Kolbeck, DPT, OCS, COMT

Sasha Kolbeck is an independent contractor from Rose City PT. This article is for information only and is not intended to replace medical advice.

Massage Therapist Spotlight

MAC is excited to welcome Jazzy Green, LMT, to the Massage team! With a background in group fitness, including yoga and self-defense, Green is a wonderful addition to the team. To book an appointment with Green or another massage therapist, visit

Winged M: What is your favorite thing about practicing massage?

Jazzy Green: Clients gain so much, both mentally and physically, from the experience of being embodied and receiving purposeful tissue work. I know massage holds a special place in the world where freedom can be found through collaborative physical care and support to regulate nervous systems.

WM: Do you have any specialties or favorite kinds of clients to work with?

JG: From competitive athletes to mature citizens, I love working with anyone who is curious about their own body and their

connection to it. My specialties are Thai bodywork, massage for nervous system regulation, and massage for active recovery.

WM: What is a general self-care tip you would recommend?

JG: I recommend adding personally useful breathwork to daily routines.

WM: What is a common misconception about massage therapy?

JG: A common misconception about massage therapy is that the client should stay silent. I welcome as much communication as desired to create the best opportunity for a great massage!

WM: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

JG: I enjoy playing in my vegetable and flower garden, practicing bodyweight skills, and hiking with my wife and kid.

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Jazzy Green, LMT

Sprint to the Finish at MAC Mile

As the world eagerly anticipates the 2024 Paris Olympics, MAC members can gear up for a thrilling prelude right in their own backyard. The Triathlon & Running Committee is proud to announce the return of the MAC Mile from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 27. This year, the event has been moved to Lincoln High School’s track to serve as the grand finale to MAC’s Track & Field camps held from July 22-26. This event promises to be a celebration of athleticism, camaraderie, and sheer determination.

The MAC Mile isn’t just any ordinary race; it’s an inclusive gathering inviting members of all ages and abilities to participate. From seasoned runners aiming for a personal best to novices who are eager to experience the thrill of the track, there’s a place for the whole family at the starting line. This event embodies the spirit of community and fosters an environment where everyone is encouraged to push their limits and embrace the joy of movement.

One of the highlights of the MAC Mile is the competitive category, where participants vie for the coveted title of first-place men’s and women’s winners. Small prizes await the victors, but the real reward lies in the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes with crossing the finish line.

Registration is required for those eager to join in the excitement. Secure a spot early and don’t miss out on this action-packed day! Whether members are lacing up their running shoes or cheering from the sidelines, this is an event that’s not to be missed. TRE0727

The MAC Mile returns to the Lincoln High School Track on Saturday, July 27.
2018 MAC Mile at Lincoln High School Track

Summer Is Here & Splash Is Open!

Splash, the grab-and-go dining outlet on the Sun Deck, is officially open for summer! Stop by and enjoy delicious smash burgers, fresh salads, refreshing smoothies, tasty wraps and sandwiches, and much more. It’s the perfect spot to relax, refuel, and soak up the sun.


Low Country Boil Night

4-8 p.m. July 14 & Aug. 25

Sunset Bistro Summer Sundays

In addition to the regular menu, MAC chefs feature crawfish, prawns, clams, chorizo, corn, potatoes, and crusty bread. Reservations can be made at Open Table via

Team USA: Summer BBQ

6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 16

Sunset Bistro Supper Club

Usher in the Summer Olympics with a festive barbecue at the Sunset Bistro. Indulge in a sweet and savory menu featuring regionally sourced ingredients, cool off with a signature cocktail inspired by Simone Biles, and listen to folk and blues by Portland band Hushfire. SAE0716

Grill NightTapas

4-8 p.m. July 28

Sunset Bistro Summer Sundays

In addition to the regular menu, enjoy dry-aged steaks and seafood prepared right on the Sun Deck. Reservations can be made at Open Table via

4-8 p.m. Aug. 11

Sunset Bistro Summer Sundays

Choose from a selection of tapas and sangria in addition to the regular bistro menu. Reservations can be made at Open Table via

Taste the Flavors of Colombia

6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20

Sunset Bistro Supper Club

To celebrate Colombia’s rich food culture, diners can enjoy an array of traditional dishes including short rib empanadas; fried plantains; Bandeja Paisa, a hearty blend of rice, beans, eggs, and meat; mouthwatering desserts; and more. Kick off your meal with a refreshing coconut lemonade while you move to the South American-inspired sounds of Inka Jam. Provecho! Make your reservation now through OpenTable via the Dining page at SAE0820

*Menu items are subject to change

Restaurant Hours


Monday-Friday 7 a.m-7 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


Monday-Saturday Noon-8 p.m. Sunday Noon-6 p.m.

Sunset Bistro

Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sports Pub

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Thursday & Friday 4-9 p.m.

Reservations are recommended but not required for 1891. Minors are allowed in the East Room of 1891 for dinner service. Visit to make a reservation.

Double the Fun at Mother & Son LEGO Party!

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of fun, creativity, and bonding at the annual Mother & Son Party happening from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Grand Ballroom. Presented by Bricks & Minifigs of Portland, this year’s theme is MAC (My Awesome Creation) with Mom. This LEGO-themed extravaganza is designed for moms and sons of all ages to enjoy together and promises even more engaging activities and prizes than last year.

Two Days of LEGO Fun

For the first time, the Mother & Son party spans two days, doubling the fun and allowing more families to participate. Whether attending one day or both, members are guaranteed a great time filled with creativity and camaraderie. Enjoy LEGO building stations, interactive workshops, prizes, games, a selfie station, and a delicious buffet cooked up by MAC chefs, plus a no-host bar for parents.

Registration Details

Registration opens on at noon Monday, July 15, and spots are expected to fill up quickly. Be sure to register early to secure a place for this fantastic opportunity to spend quality time while indulging in the joy of LEGO building. Register for Friday night by vising the Events page at and using code SFE0913. Register for Saturday night with SFE0914

Display a Creation

This year’s event gives participants the opportunity to submit their LEGO creations for display during the event. Whether it’s an intricate castle, a futuristic vehicle, or an imaginative landscape, all creations are welcome and celebrated. Register to submit a creation starting at noon Monday, July 15, at themac. com via code SFE0912

Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14

Mother & Son Party

5-8 p.m.

Grand Ballroom & 26


Registration opens at noon Monday, July 15. Visit the Events page at and use codes SFE0913 or SFE0914.


Monday, July 8

Women’s Summer Golf Mixer – RedTail Golf Center 2 p.m.

The Golf Committee invites members to grab their clubs and tee up for a fantastic opportunity to connect, play, and make birdies at local clubs. Each nine-hole mixer has a capacity of 24 players and includes range balls. GOE0708

Tennis Summer Social & Wilson Racquet Demo

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Swing by and test out the latest Wilson tennis racquets. MAC coaches run drills on courts 1-3 while court 4 houses the ball machine for demoing racquets. After play, enjoy refreshments and light appetizers on courts 8-9 outside. TEE0708

Wednesday, July 10

MAC Professional Business Networking Group

7:30-9 a.m.

Members meet monthly in 26 Founders to discuss challenges, successes, and hurdles facing professionals and their enterprises. The group is moderated by MAC member Scott Jacobs. The cost to attend is $5. SOA191

Friday, July 12

Bali Night Pool Party

8-11 p.m.

The 20s/30s Committee invites members and guests ages 21-45 to celebrate the summer heat at the coolest pool party of the year! Exotic ambiance, food, and music by DJ Jupiter Williams make the Sun Deck Pool the place to be at this adults-only evening. Bali Night is all about good vibes, great people, and unforgettable memories. STE0712

Saturday, July 13; Sunday, Sept. 1; Monday, Sept. 2 & Tuesday, Nov. 26

Monday, July 15

History Book Club

6:30-8 p.m.

This month’s book is American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Robert J. Sherwin. It’s the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, an iconic figure of the 20th century and a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb. HBC2024

Tuesday, July 16

MAC Night Market

5-9 p.m.

Come stroll and shop MAC’s farmer and artisan market featuring local vendors, live music, and more. Plus, MAC’s Chef Flinn showcases his culinary skills during this fun-filled evening. Invite guests, friends, and neighbors to join, and don’t forget your reusable bags! SOE0716

Thursday, July 18

Ray Martinelli Hack Hoop

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, July 18

Nine & Wine Golf Outing at Pumpkin Ridge

5 p.m.

Swing and sip with your fave foursome at the Ghost Creek Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains. The cost includes green fees, cart, range balls, post-golf wine tasting, and appetizers. Guests are welcome. GOE0718

Saturday, July 20

Pride Float Build

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Help build the MAC Pride Float for the 2024 Portland Pride Parade on Saturday, July 20. Volunteers also are needed to deconstruct the float on Sunday, July 21, after the parade. CHE0720

Sunday, July 21

MAC Wine Ride

9 a.m.

Moda Center Events

Exclusive Opportunities for

MAC members can enter a lottery for an opportunity to purchase a suite or tickets to the following events: Blink 182, Jelly Roll, Def Leppard/Journey, and Zack Bryan. Let the good times roll!

SVE0713, SVE0901, SVE0902, SVE1126

Round up a foursome for this best-ball scramble hosted by the Basketball Committee at Eastmoreland Golf Course. With no refs to whistle players on their hacks, this longrunning event invites shenanigans and good fun. BBE0718

Members and guests are invited to join in a relaxed ride through Oregon’s picturesque wine country. Then, head to Torii Mor winery for lunch, wine tasting, and fabulous views. CYE0721

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2023 Pride MAC Float

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Sunday, July 21

Pride Parade March 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

This year’s Pride Parade theme is Feast & Love. MAC’s float is set to be an exploration of the rich culture of cuisine at MAC, bringing together kitchen and culinary props, chef costumes, and community energy! CHE0721

Tuesday, July 23

Evening Literary Group

7-8 p.m.

Join the Evening Literary Group in Kamm. This month is a reader’s choice meeting. Please email Martha Dixon at jollyology@aol. com with any questions. ELG2024

Wednesday, July 24

MAC Golf Summer Tour at Riverside Golf & Country Club Tee Times Start at 1 p.m.

Grab your clubs and join fellow members in a tour of golf courses around the Portland area. Event fees include a round of golf and range balls. Carts, food, and beverages are available for purchase at the courses. GOE0724

Thursday, July 25

Junior Basketball Endof-Season Banquet

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Throw on your favorite jersey and sneakers and gather to celebrate another great basketball season. Athletes, parents, and coaches are invited to mingle, eat pizza, and recognize the players and their accomplishments. BBE0724

Monday, July 29

Tennis Summer Social — Coaches Exhibition

6-8 p.m.

Members are invited to join MAC Tennis for an evening of racquet-swinging excitement as club coaches showcase their expertise and competitive spirit in a mixed doubles matchup. TEE0729

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Celebrate the 2024 Olympics

As the world comes together to watch the pinnacle of sportsmanship and athletic excellence at the Olympics, MAC joins the festivities! Find TVs in the dining and fitness areas tuned into a variety of Summer Games sports, as well as a few exciting Olympic-inspired events and activities that members can take part in.

Team USA: Summer BBQ Supper Club

6-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16

Usher in the Summer Olympics with a festive barbecue at the Sunset Bistro. Indulge in a sweet and savory menu featuring regionally sourced ingredients, cool off with a signature cocktail inspired by Simone Biles, and listen to folk and blues by Portland band Hushfire. Make a reservation through OpenTable at SAE0716

MAC Mile

8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 27

Kick off the Paris Olympics at the annual MAC Mile! The Tri/Run Committee hosts the event at Lincoln High’s Track on July 27 to close out MAC’s Track & Field Camps July 22-26. This event is open to members of all ages and abilities, and small prizes are awarded for the first-place men’s and women’s winners in the competitive category. Registration is required. TRE0727

Summer Games Watch Party — Women’s Gymnastics

9 a.m. Tuesday, July 30

Join members for an exhilarating morning of Olympics Women’s Gymnastics Team Finals. Witness the grace, skill, and athleticism of the world’s top gymnasts as they compete for glory on the global stage. GYE0730

PETER PAN • 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27 SVE0827

Reservations close: Monday, July 8 WICKED • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, SVE1024 Friday, Oct. 25, SVE1027 Wednesday, Oct. 30, SVE1030

Reservations close: Monday, July 8

Ticket price includes transportation to and from Keller Auditorium for all shows. A bus leaves MAC promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable to other MAC members. Contact At Your Service for assistance.

Reserve tickets at


The Junior Lounge is a space for children ages 7-14 to hang out solo or with friends.

The following special events are planned for July:

Friday, July 5

Summer Craft Day

Tuesday, July 9

Shrek Movie Marathon

Monday, July 15

Collage Craft Day

Wednesday, July 24

Wonka Watch Party

The Junior Lounge is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Saturday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 4

Overnight Outing: Stargaze at Silcox Hut

Stay overnight and explore Mount Hood from 7,000 feet. The trip includes a host, dinner, stargazing, transportation between Timberline Lodge and Silcox, and breakfast. ODE0803

Sunday, Aug. 4

Family Fun at Hoffman Farms

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Spend an action-packed day at a familyowned farm in the Scholls area. The happenings include browsing the farm store, noshing at the on-site bakery, and horsing around on the playground. Tickets include one pint of U-pick berries, a train ride, and one mini pie per person. SFE0804

Friday, Aug. 9

Portland Spirit Happy Hour Cruise

3-5 p.m.

See the city from a new perspective as you sail past some of Portland’s iconic landmarks and homes, and learn interesting tidbits about the city’s history and culture from the river’s perspective. All ages and guests are welcome. SOE0809

Wednesday, Aug. 14

MAC Professional Business Networking Group

7:30-9 a.m.

Members meet monthly in 26 Founders to discuss challenges, successes, and hurdles facing professionals and their enterprises. The group is moderated by MAC member Scott Jacobs. The cost to attend is $5. SOA191

Thursday, Aug. 15

Tennis Social at Camille Park

6-8 p.m.

Visit the Junior Lounge page to see the full event calendar:

The MAC Tennis Committee invites members to gather and play at Camille Park. Spend an evening getting to know other MAC tennis members while enjoying casual play on four outdoor courts, plus a potluck dinner. Players of all levels are welcome.


Friday, Aug. 16

Women’s Summer Golf Mixer – Heron Lakes Golf Club, Greenback Course

4:30 p.m.

The Golf Committee invites members to grab their clubs and tee up for a fantastic opportunity to connect, play, and make birdies at local clubs. Each nine-hole mixer has a capacity of 24 players and includes range balls. GOE0816

Monday, Aug. 19

History Book Club

6:30-8 p.m.

This month’s book is The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science by Seb Falk. It’s an illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of the Middle Ages through the life of a crusading astronomer-monk. HBC2024

Tuesday, Aug. 20

MAC Night Market

5-9 p.m.

Come stroll and shop MAC’s farmer and artisan market featuring local vendors, live music, and more. Plus, MAC’s Chef Flinn showcases his culinary skills during this fun-filled evening. This month, the OAP Committee is present along with a few outdoor-specific vendors. Invite guests, friends, and neighbors to join, and don’t forget your reusable bags! SOE0820

Flavors of Colombia Supper Club

6-9 p.m.

To celebrate Colombia’s rich food culture, diners can enjoy an array of traditional dishes, including short rib empanadas; fried plantains; and Bandeja Paisa, a rich and hearty blend of rice, beans, eggs, and meat; paired with the South American-inspired sounds of Inka Jam. SAE0820 – reservations via Opentable

Tuesday, Aug. 20; Wednesday, Aug. 21 & Thursday, Aug. 22

MAC Junior Synchro Tryouts

5-6 p.m.

Junior swimmers ages 6-9 are invited to try out for the competitive MAC Synchro team. Learn what artistic swimming is all about and be part of this exciting club tradition.

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Choose from a range of expert services tailored to enhance your style and confidence, from sophisticated cuts to vibrant coloring and personalized consultations.


Members can schedule an appointment online at Nonmembers can schedule an appointment by calling the salon at 503-517-2335.

Experience Balsall Creek Vineyard

OWNED AND OPERATED BY LEGACY MAC MEMBERS, Balsall Creek’s vineyard of charismatic varietals spans 35 acres within the Chehalem Mountains AVA, just north of the Dundee Hills. Newly opened in April, the Balsall Creek tasting room offers unique indoor spaces, an inviting outdoor patio, and tasting flights comprised of at least four estate varietals.

Enjoy Balsall Creek’s OWP panel-winner, Rosé of Gamay Noir, in the MAC Sunset Bistro all summer long.

The Owens family warmly invites you to experience Balsall Creek.

Reserve your wine tasting ahead by scanning the QR code.

Balsall Creek Vineyard and Tasting Room 18430 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132

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Friday, Aug. 23

Junior Lasertag

5-7:30 p.m.

MAC Juniors ages 8-12 are invited to a thrilling night of laser tag in the Ballroom. A laser tag vendor will set up an arena with barricades and provide all equipment and accessories. Event capacity is 80 juniors, with 16 players in the arena at one time. Rounds last about 15 minutes. Tickets include laser tag, pizza, and beverages. This event is only open to junior members. SJE0823

Saturday, Aug. 24

Western Line Dancing Shindig

6-9 p.m.

Attendees learn the moves during a line dancing lesson followed by a chance to practice them. Plus, enjoy Texas Hold ‘Em, ranch roping lessons, and Southern BBQ concessions. SAE0824

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Broadway Show: Peter Pan Bus leaves MAC at 7 p.m.

This musical has been thrilling audiences of all ages for nearly 70 years and is being brought back to life in a new adaptation that promises to bring out the child in everyone. Tickets to MAC Broadway shows at the Keller Auditorium are for the Orchestra Level. SVE0827 – reservations close July 8

Save the Date

Friday, Sept. 6

Movie Night at Providence Park

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening under the stars with family and friends at Providence Park! MAC members have selected Shrek as the community choice winner for the 2024 MAC Movie Night. A bag of popcorn is included upon entry, and a no-host bar and concessions are available. A reservation is required for each attendee. SOE0906 – registration opens Monday, July 8

Portland Timbers

Portland Thorns

Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept 14

Mother & Son Party 5-8 p.m.

See page 56 for details. SFE0913, SFE0914 – registration opens Monday, July 15

Sunday, Sept. 15

MAC Golf Championship 10 a.m.

Competitive golfers are invited to join MAC Golf at Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course. GOE0915 – registration opens Monday, July 1

Friday, Sept. 20

MAC Comedy Club

7:30 p.m.

The club hosts national headliner comedian Mo Mandel for an evening of laughter and fun. SCE0920 – registration opens Monday, July 22

Friday, Sept. 27

Fall Family Festival 6-8 p.m.

The annual Fall Festival comes to life in the Turnaround. SOE0927 – registration opens Monday, July 29

Tickets are required to enter the Stadium Terrace during Timbers/Thorns matches. For more information, search Timbers/Thorns at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or

All matches are subject to change by the MLS/NWSL. For any changes by the MLS/NWSL affecting the match time or date, there is a period of time where tickets may be canceled at no charge. This period of time will be communicated to those with reservations.



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2. Five

4. French

5. Paralympics

7. Fencing

9. Bolt

12. Badminton

1. Breaking

3. Phelps

6. London

8. Greece

10. Tokyo

11. Judo


2. Number of rings in the Olympics logo

4. Along with English, it's the official language of the Olympics

5. International multisport event where people with a wide range of disabilites compete

7. It’s both an individual sport and part of the modern pentathlon

9. The "fastest man alive" who set the men’s world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100 meter in 2009

12. Racquet sport that joined the Olympic lineup in 1998 Down

1. Dance sport making its Olympic debut in Paris this year

3. Swimmer who's the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals

6. Along with that’s hosted times

8. Country Olympics

10. Host of Summer

11. A traditional martial art that became in 1972

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Olympics Trivia Crossword Puzzle

2. Number of rings in the Olympics logo

4. Along with English, it’s the official language of the Olympics

5. International multisport event where people with a wide range of disabilites compete

7. It’s both an individual sport and part of the modern pentathlon

9. The “fastest man alive” who set the men’s world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100 meter in 2009

12. Racquet sport that joined the Olympic lineup in 1998


1. Dance sport making its Olympic debut in Paris this year

3. Swimmer who’s the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals

6. Along with Paris, city that’s hosted the games three times

8. Country in which the Olympics originated

10. Host of the 2020 Summer Games

11. A traditional Japanese martial art derived from jiu-jitsu that became an Olympic sport in 1972

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