Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club faces foosball suit

A former club member has filed a lawsuit against the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor over a foosball-related injury that occurred six years ago.

Bellingham attorney Craig Allen filed the lawsuit on behalf of Destiny Eby in Island County Superior Court Nov. 12. It asks for unspecified damages for “medical expenses, pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, disability or disfigurement, and emotional distress.”

The complaint names Partnership With Youth, the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor, Jeffrey Stady and “Jane Doe” Stady as defendants.

The lawsuit claimed that Stady owned and was “doing business as” the Roller Barn, which is apparently not the case. Stady is a college math professor and a member of the club’s board, but he doesn’t own or run the building, according to Peg Fenstermaker, the director of the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor.

The Partnership With Youth became the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor in 2003. The organization is located within the historic Roller Barn.

Fenstermaker was unaware of the lawsuit and the alleged foosball incident.

According to the complaint, Eby was playing foosball at the club in 2003 when the handle flew off and hit her mouth “causing severe and permanent injuries.” The lawsuit claims that the club and building owner were negligent in failing to maintain the equipment.

In another oddity of the lawsuit, the attorney apparently mixed in phrases from another complaint involving someone slipping in a shower. The Roller Barn does not have showers.

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