TESTIMONIALS

CASSAY 

LEGACY Sports played:
Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

BETHANY 

LEGACY Sports played:
Bowling, Softball, Volleyball

MIKE & TAYLOR

LEGACY Sports played:
Bowling, Softball, Volleyball

DNA OF LEGACY Foundation

 

MISSION

LEGACY Foundation exists to provide funding for LEGACY Youth Sports; provide scholarships for higher education through LEGACY Foundation and LEGACY6, Inc.; recognition and support for military veterans, including emergency financial situations, through LEGACY Veterans; a healthy community for ages high school through adult, positively affecting participants lives with acceptance, connections, and unity through LEGACY Sports.

 

VISION

To create funding opportunities both in a traditional way and by “thinking outside of the box” and successfully raise the necessary funds, made possible with creative opportunities, for LEGACY Foundation to not just exist, but to thrive!

 

PARADIGM

Promote and operate LEGACY Youth Sports, carry out LEGACY Foundation Scholarships, promote and assist LEGACY Veterans, and actively back LEGACY Sports.

 

STRATEGY

Make a difference in as many lives as possible by using the LEGACY Foundation as the vehicle for: youth sports; higher education; healthy community and connections; recognition, respect, and support for veterans.

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Art Phinney

Executive Director

Began coaching career in 1980, retiring from competitive coaching in 2015…founded and coached the USSSA Skagit Stars Women’s Team to a 64-17 (.790) record, qualifying for the USSA World Championship Tournament…Coached Skagit Stars Women’s Team for 4 seasons, compiling a 243-68 record (.781)…Head coach at Skagit Valley College from 1985-1988, starting the program from scratch and directing the Cardinals to a 74-40 (.649) record and three runner-up finishes at the Northwest Athletic Association for Community Colleges (NWAACC) Tournament…founded and coached the Rising Stars ASA Junior Olympic teams for 5 years after resigning from Skagit Valley College, accumulating a 145-82 (.611) qualifying for 3 NSA National Tournaments and recording and a 19th place finish out of 126 teams at the 1998 NSA National Tournament in Jupiter, Florida…Head Coach at Western Washington University for seven seasons…Named Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1996, guiding the Vikings to a league championship and a 2nd place finish at the NAIA Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in only his second season at WWU…led the Vikings to the NAIA National Championship in 1998, the 1st National Championship in school history in any sport at Western Washington University…Named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1998…Named Western Washington University Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Coach of the Century in 2000…Overall coaching record at Western Washington University was 155-93 (.625)… Founded and coached the Washington Triple Threat Gold Junior Olympic Program after resigning from WWU, coaching the Washington Triple Threat Gold for non seasons, competing in Nationally recognized Exposure Showcase Tournaments each season in Las Vegas, NV; Tucson, AZ; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA; Lancaster, CA; White Rock, B.C., Canada; as well as three tournaments in Huntington Beach, CA, annually… Accumulated a 459-242 (.654) record while placing 44 of 48 high school seniors in college via scholarship….Over-all coaching record for all sports is 1142-542 (.678)…Has led the LEGACY Sports (originally Living Hope Church Sports Ministry) from its inception in 2011, growing the sports program from one sport, 8 teams, 137 participants, to 7 sports, 264 total teams, 3,574 participants representing 24 different churches…also works as a Advanced Certified Life Coach and serves as a pastor at Living Hope Church.

Art Phinney

Executive Director

Mike Wubben

President
Softball Commissioner

Michael W. Wubben is a business owner, investor, and entrepreneur. Mike began working for the family excavating business in the summer of 1991 and has been involved in the industry ever since. He began as a laborer and has worked his way through the ranks and is now a partner in a growing, God-centered excavating business of his own.

Mike graduated from Ridgefield High School with Honors and a 3.8 GPA in 2002 before attending Clark College. Growing up, he played organized soccer, baseball, and basketball and was actively involved in all kinds of recreational sports throughout his youth. Mike played both Soccer and Basketball for Ridgefield High School. A knee injury in his sophomore season requiring surgery ended his days playing soccer, but he continued to play basketball for his junior and senior years.

In 2011 Mike got involved in the Legacy Sports Softball League and got hooked. He has played every year since and become more and more involved. He joined the LEGACY Sports Executive Board in 2012 has served most of the past 8 years as the President or Chairman of the Board and Commissioner of Softball, our flagship sport. He was appointed to the LEGACY Foundation Board of Directors as the Chief Operating Executive in 2019. Since 2011 he has been extremely active in the ministry from a participant side as well, coaching soccer and playing softball, volleyball, bowling, and golf. Mike met his wife, Trish, (who served on the LEGACY Sports Executive Board for over 3 years) while playing LEGACY Sports Co-ed Softball. They have an 8-year-old son, Bryson, who just started practice for his fourth season of baseball and is looking forward to playing his fourth year of football. They also have a one-year-old son, Wyatt, and are expecting baby #3 in the spring. The family lives in Battle Ground, WA.

Mike Wubben

Chief Operating Executive

Tony Carlson

Secretary
Softball Commissioner

Tony had a distinguished career as a manager/project leader for CalComp Inc. a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin. He led information system project teams involved in the most critical assignments with difficult timelines. A major initiative was the conversion of CalComp’s international subsidiaries to standard business applications, requiring travel to Canada, and numerous locations in Asia and Europe. Tony was awarded the CalComp Employee of the Year in 1993.

After a successful career in the corporate world, Tony decided to follow his passion for teaching. Returning to school, he quickly earned his teaching credential at University of Redlands and was involved in various teaching positions at elementary through high school. He received several teaching awards for going above and beyond his peers.

Tony is a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1969 – 1972, rising to the rank of sergeant. He served as a distinguished tank gunner, company clerk and training NCO. Following his military service, Tony graduated cum laude with a business administration degree from the University of Illinois.

Tony has served on numerous boards including chairman of trustees at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Anaheim, CA, and on the board of elders at Christ the King Lutheran in Redlands, CA. Tony is currently retired but active volunteering at his church and various VA functions. His involvement with Legacy Sports (and its predecessor) began in 2012, and he currently serves as the secretary/treasurer for both Legacy Sports and Legacy Foundation.

Tony Carlson

Secretary/Treasurer

Natalie Leal

Volleyball Commissioner
Member At Large

Natalie graduated from West Albany High School in 2005. She was a volleyball player in high school and was team captain her senior year. Following high school, Natalie attended George Fox University and earned a Batchelor of Science Degree in International Studies and a Minor in Business in 2009, while playing collegiate volleyball for four years. George Fox University competes in the Northwest Conference of NCAA Division III, where Natalie was 2nd in the conference in blocks per game her senior year, as well as team captain and Most Valuable Player. She also finished her career in the all-time GFU record books, recording the 7th most blocks in school history.

Natalie is fluent in English and Spanish and is conversational in Portguese. After her graduation from GFU she lived abroad for 4 years and successfully founded and operated an English Institute in Santiago, Chile in 2013. After moving back stateside she pursued her love for youth programming and was hired to initiate an elementary youth after school and summer program from the ground up in Portland, Oregon. Natalie has worked in youth program coordination for 10 years, specifically working with at-risk and diverse populations. Her passion to guide and mentor young lives has led her to coach a club volleyball team, volunteer with her church youth group and missions teams, as well as lead several students to academic success.

Natalie has devoted the past two years to GEAR UP in Vancouver, Washington, a program which provides support, mentorship and guidance to students in pursuing excellence and success while looking towards their future. She has been a part of the LEGACY Sports Executive Board since 2018 and serves as the volleyball commissioner while coaching a team in the league. Her first year playing in the LEGACY Sports volleyball league she was voted the Female Player of the Year while leading her team to the 2017 League and Tournament Championships.  

Natalie married Ray Leal in 2011 and they have one daughter, Ebany who is 3 years old. Her hobbies are volleyball, hiking, and biking. She is passionate about programming and event coordinating, impacting the lives of youth and her family while serving God.

Natalie Leal

Community Relations Liaison

Randy Ridings

Member At Large

Randy has worked for US Digital Motion Control since 2010 as a wellness coach, serving the employees of the company and their immediate family members as well as the entirety of the US Digital Outreach Center employees and their families.
Randy worked his way from dishwasher to regional manager during his 12 years in the restaurant industry. This was valuable experience and prepared him to assist in the Live Love ministry at Living Hope Church.

Randy came from a restaurant background where he worked from a dishwasher all the way to a regional manager in his twelve years in the industry. This experience lead Randy to Living Hope Church through a friend Mike Miller, who asked Randy if he could help with the churches Live Love ministry.

As Randy grew up he watched his mother suffer from debilitating migraines, massage therapy the only thing that every relieved her pain. Because of that, Randy made a promise to himself to one day focus his talents and skills helping others overcome their aches and pains. Randy kept that promise when he completed school and passed the test to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in January 2019.

Randy is now able to offer a holistic approach to helping others stay healthy as a Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, Nutrition and Food Preparation, and Licensed Massage Therapy to work out the aches and pains from working out!
Randy and his wife, Erin Ridings have two daughters. Alexis will be 5 years old this spring and Aurora recently had her first birthday. Making up bedtime stories and singing Alexis to sleep is one of Randy’s favorite things to do.

 

 

Randall Ridings

Donors/Contributors Representative

Julian Delmore

Member At Large

Julian graduated from Meridian High School in Mounds, Illinois, and joined the Army. He went through boot camp at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, then was stationed at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Washington. After moving to Fort Polk, Louisiana, Julian was deployed to Haiti to uphold democracy. Julian earned four accolades during his military career; Army National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Deployment Ribbon, and United Nations Mission in Haiti Medal.

Following his 4-year military career Julian returned to Illinois, this time to Carbondale while attending John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois, majoring in Criminal Justice.

Julian used his Criminal Justice major to launch his 20-plus year career as a Corrections Officer. Following that career he moved into the field of construction, building a new sanctuary for Manna House (formerly known as City Bible Church).

Julian married Daisy in 1999 and they have five children; Dakarai, CJ, Jeremiah, Julian, and Julia. They attend church at Living Hope Church where Julian is a Lay Pastor and Daisy is a Pastor. Julian loves to volunteer in his free time and enjoys life as a father, son, and husband.

In high school Julian played basketball for four years and baseball for one year. He continued playing basketball in the Army and two years for the John A Logan Volunteers. Julian is now using his sports background and love of volunteering and ministry to support the LEGACY Sports organization as an Executive Board Member and a member of the Legacy Dream Team.

Julian Delmore

Veterans Support Advocate