Here's a sporting idea: Make pickleball the official state sport
Snohomish County senator comes up with idea – with help from Beacon columnist
Last updated 1/13/2022 at 12:21pm
Like other states, Washington claims its share of official symbols: the state flower is, of course, the rhododendron. The state bird? American goldfinch. Fish? Steelhead. Tree? Western hemlock. Fruit? Apple (natch).
We even have a state dance (square dance) and folk song ("Roll On, Columbia, Roll On"). Thank you, Woody Guthrie.
It might be a surprise to some, then, that Washington doesn't have an official state sport.
With the help of newly appointed state Sen. John Lovick, (D-Mill Creek), pickleball enthusiasts hope to fix that oversight.
To the uninitiated, pickleball –...