Since 1991, Cocoon House has been providing resources for Snohomish County’s at-risk youth and those experiencing homelessness. The organization has adapted to the community’s need, expanding shelter space by 350% since its inception and now housing more than 230 young people (aged 13–17) each year. Through its street outreach, education, and drop-in resource center, Cocoon House supports more than 1,000 families and community members. It helps to empower youth by providing emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and homelessness prevention.
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Claiming certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration, Regal Air's instructors have trained aspiring pilots for more than 25 years. Located at Paine Field, the flight school's team adheres to FAA-approved syllabuses, helping students obtain certifications to fly vessels such as private planes and multiengine aircrafts. Training ranges from supervised, hands-on instruction in the air to simulated instruction on the ground in a Garmin 430 DomeAir flight simulator.
Beyond the flight school, Regal Air's operations span a rental fleet of Cessna and Piper planes that let experienced pilots easily reach their castles in the sky. A service team caters to aircraft owners, maintaining planes in accordance with FAA standards.
Indoor lacrosse combines the high-scoring, fast-paced action of basketball with the physicality and Canadian-centricity of hockey. One of only seven American teams, the Washington Stealth won the 2010 National Lacrosse League Championship with the help of star player Paul Rabil, the "LeBron James of lacrosse." As the Stealth swing net-sticks, fake out opponents, and whip balls back and forth at speeds of 111 mph to the tune of raucous rock and/or roll music, the rare, slow points in the game will be filled with high-production dance routines performed by the Bombshells, so called because they tinker with nuclear fission in their off-hours. Adding to the epic arena vibe are jets of fire, light shows, and rains of confetti every time a rival goalie is reduced to tears.
The Everett Rowing Association has been catering to novice and veteran rowers alike for more than three decades. Founded by Martin Beyer and Lynn Dykgraaf in 1982, the association helps aquatic enthusiasts of all levels hone their rowing skills. Newbies can enroll in a variety of introductory classes—some for adults, others for youth—that teach paddling basics as well as the little-known second verse to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” Advanced rowers, meanwhile, can try out for the competitive Masters Team or the junior team for student-athletes.
Virtual Golf Systems allows groups of up to four people to play rain or shine, day or night, dead or alive, in a 3-D HD virtual simulator featuring 18 famous courses. The simulator combines high-resolution digital images with satellite data to create a realistic 3-D golfing field that's accurate down to the smallest detail, displaying trees, bunkers, hazards, and panther tracks exactly as they appear on the actual course. Grab a group of buddies and re-create Major moments on courses such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst No. 2, and Kiawah Island. The simulator's ball-tracking system measures and reports data related to players' games, analyzing balls and clubs at high resolution to project accurate trajectory analysis, distance measurements, velocity, backspin, and sidespin.