Stingrays coach Edmonds Rotary’s featured speaker June 25

Jim Ellis

Jim Russell, head coach of the Special Olympics Edmonds Stingrays swim team, is featured speaker at the Edmonds Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday, June 25 at Claire’s Pantry.

Russell and wife Kasey are the proud parents of a 25-year-old son who has Down Syndrome and a 23- year-old daughter who recently graduated from the University of Washington.Russell grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and served in the U.S. Navy, specializing in aviation electronics. He founded and owned a local CPA firm, James Russell, PLLC for 30 years.Russell

Russell’s past volunteer work included fundraising for the United Way as a loaned executive and board service for ChildStrive, a non-profit providing early childhood intervention services in Snohomish County. In addition to coaching the Edmonds Stingrays, he is the treasurer for the ARC of Washington Trust Fund.

Ellis’s appearance is timely, as Edmonds Rotary has begun working with the City of Edmonds to make the new Civic Field playground an inclusive place for children of all abilities.

The public is invited to the lunch, which begins at 11:30 a.m. June 25. Claire’s Pantry is at the corner of 3rd and Main.

One Reply to “Stingrays coach Edmonds Rotary’s featured speaker June 25”

  1. Jim is a wonderful person & we are so lucky to have him coach the Stingrays. It wouldn’t be what it is without him!!


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