Iowa City Senior Center Pickleball Jamboree
The Iowa City Senior Center is hosting its inaugural Pickleball Jamboree on Sunday, September 24, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at the GreenState Family Fieldhouse, located at 811 E 2nd Ave, Coralville.
Family-Friendly Wellness Event
This family-friendly wellness event promises a day of enjoyment with various activities. There will be beginner, intermediate, and advanced pickleball clinics, along with tournament play.
Additionally, an exciting “Pickleball with the Stars” exhibition game will be featured, alongside carnival games and a selection of healthy snacks to keep participants energized. Individuals of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.
Costs And Registration
The cost for entry is $44 per team for the doubles tournament and $11 per person for each instructional clinic. Registration can be completed online at tinyurl.com/icsc-pickleball-jam or in-person at the GreenState Family Fieldhouse.
For those who prefer to spectate, attendance is free on the day of the event.
The Friends Of ICSC
Proceeds generated from the Pickleball Jamboree will be directed towards supporting the Friends of ICSC, an organization dedicated to furthering the Iowa City Senior Center’s mission.
This mission focuses on enhancing the quality of life for a diverse and expanding older adult population by providing opportunities for wellness, fostering social connections, promoting community engagement, and facilitating lifelong learning.
The organizing committee extends its gratitude to the event sponsors whose generous contributions have made ICSC’s inaugural Pickleball Jamboree possible:
– Gold: J&M Martinez Construction
– Silver: AARP, Marcus-Fitzpatrick Team, Blank & McCune
– Bronze: Hills Bank, Stuff Etc
For additional information, please reach out to ICSC Program Specialist Michelle Buhman at 319-356-5222 or via email at [email protected].
Paddling for Childhood Cancer Event
The Paddling for Childhood Cancer organization is set to host a pickleball tournament starting today until Sunday at the Henley High School tennis courts.
The tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 23, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 25.
The event location is Henley High School, 8345 Hwy 39, Klamath Falls, OR 97603.
Established in 2019, PFCC is a 501c3 nonprofit that has provided support to 11 local families, assisting with expenses incurred during their children’s cancer treatments.
Every September, in conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, PFCC hosts a tournament. This event serves as a platform to raise awareness for the cause and the organization.
More information and registration for the tournament can be found at paddlingforchildhoodcancer.com.
“Battle of the Paddle” Pickleball Tournament
This weekend, Bohnert Park in Jasper will be the gathering point for pickleball enthusiasts from more than 21 Indiana communities as DC Multisport hosts the 3rd Annual “Battle of the Paddle” Pickleball Tournament.
On Saturday, September 23rd, Men’s and Women’s doubles competitions will kick off at 9 a.m., followed by the Mixed Doubles event on Sunday, September 24, starting at 1 p.m.
The public is invited to come and witness the teams vying for medals in this non-sanctioned tournament. Entry is free; attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.
Gaining Popularity Among Younger Participants
Jim McFaul, tournament director, emphasized, “Although many people think it is a sport for older players, specifically senior citizens, pickleball is fast becoming a game for younger players.
“Nationwide, the largest segment of players are in the 18 to 34 year-old age segment. That’s nearly 28% of the current players.”
This weekend’s tournament will see a total of 33 teams, with divisions tailored for players under 49 and those aged 50 and above. “Our tournament will feature participants ranging from 21 to 77 years old,” McFaul added.
The proceeds generated from the event will be directed towards supporting the Tri-County YMCA.
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