Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bellingham SLAM Basketball is Back

This was opening week for Bellingham SLAM basketball. The SLAM is Bellingham's hometown team. It's part of the International Basketball League with teams representing cities in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, but this year New Jersey, Florida and Japan have been added.

It's minor league, but the games are as exciting as the majors. Even more so since you can get up close and personal. This is the second year that Wayne, Jeanne and I have season tickets for courtside seats. Makes you feel a bit like Jack Nicholson at a Lakers game. If you live near Bellingham, come on out to a home game. There are always plenty of seats, even at the last minute.

SLAM Home Games

Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm vs. Portland Chinooks
Friday, May 11 at 7:00 pm vs. Vancouver Volcanoes
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 pm vs. Edmonton Energy
Friday, May 25 at 7:00 pm vs. Olympia Reign
Monday, May 28 at 5:00 pm vs. Japan Tornadoes
Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 pm vs. Salem Soldiers (Blaine HS)
Friday, June 8 at 7:00 pm vs. Olympia Reign
Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 pm vs. Yamhill Highflyers
Sunday, July 1 at 5:00 pm vs. Orlando Venom

Home games are played at Whatcom Community College. For more information, go the the SLAM website. Single tickets are $15-20 courtside, $10 adult general admission, $8 students and seniors, and $5 children.

Come join us. I know you'll find the games as exciting as we do. -- Margy


  1. Looks like fun. I do like basketball. Nice shots!

  2. must be exciting... thanks for the visit.

  3. i love basketball. it must have been a real treat to see this up close.

  4. I've never seen a live game, only bits on TV. But then I can't remember ever having been to a soccer game either, although I must have done at some time. Soccer is everywhere here. Basketbal far less so.

    Enjoy your ringside view, and thanks for visiting Friko's World.

  5. Your posts are always interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. Exciting! Sounds like the teams travel long distances though.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy