PBX Pickleball, the organization connecting retired professional athletes with the pickleball community, is set to hold its inaugural PBX Pro-Am Experience in Glendale, AZ. The event will also feature star participation from Luis Gonzalez and Jake Plummer.
Gonzalez And Plummer
Fans will have the chance to play pickleball alongside Gonzalez, a five-time MLB All-Star and Diamondbacks legend, as well as retired NFL quarterback Plummer, known for his time with Arizona State and the Arizona Cardinals, where he earned a spot in the 2005 Pro Bowl.
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, October 17, at Chicken N Pickle, 9330 W. Hanna Lane, in the Westgate Entertainment District.
Gonzalez and Plummer have confirmed their roles as PBX Pros. Additional PBX Pros also reported to be participating in the Glendale event include Olympic gold medalist Breeja Larson, two-time MLB All-Star Brad Penny, and two-time MLB All-Star Jeff Cirillo. Professional pickleball player and PBX Pickleball head coach Ryan Sherry will also be in attendance.
Gonzalez, Plummer, Larson, Penny, Cirillo, and Sherry will engage with fans who register for the PBX Pro-Am at the event.
This exclusive opportunity will be limited to a maximum of 15 fans, offering four hours of pickleball play in a round-robin format, along with breakfast and lunch.
For registration, please call 727-210-7300 or visit pbxpickleball.com.
About PBX Pickleball
PBX is a league that provides chances to play against former professional athletes, aiming to foster community through shared sports experiences.
The organization stands out with its commitment to playing with the PBX Pros; all experiences involve opportunities to play alongside retired professional athletes.
PBX Pickleball is overseen by a team of executives from industry-leading organizations such as The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), in collaboration with professional sports alum associations and a roster of seasoned sports business professionals.
Luis Gonzalez, known as “Gonzo,” is an American former baseball outfielder with a distinguished 19-season career in Major League Baseball.
He achieved his greatest success with the Arizona Diamondbacks and is celebrated as one of the organization’s most beloved players.
His game-winning hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series remains a historic moment in Diamondbacks’ history.
Jake Plummer, often referred to as “Jake The Snake,” is a former American professional football player who enjoyed a decade-long career as a National Football League (NFL) quarterback.
Notably, he was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft and spent six seasons with them before concluding his career with the Denver Broncos.
Plummer’s contributions extended beyond the field as he ventured into the world of functional mushroom supplements with the launch of Umbo alongside former UFC Champion Rashad Evans.
Furthermore, he established MyCOLove Farm in Fort Lupton, Colorado, demonstrating a deep interest in mushrooms and mycology.
The nickname “Jake The Snake” pays homage to professional wrestler Jake “the Snake” Roberts, who, coincidentally, adopted the moniker in honor of his favorite NFL player, former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, known as “Snake.”
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