Pickleball continues to feature prominently in fundraisers for worthy causes across the U.S. Here, we feature three more charity events in Tennessee, Connecticut, and Indiana.
Maryville Rotary Club, Blount County, TN
The Pickleball vs. Polio Classic will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 18, at the Maryville High School FEMA gym.
The event is doubles-only, with the first 16 teams taking place in a round-robin match and then a tourney from those results. The team entry fee is $60 and includes a t-shirt.
Rotary began the fight against polio in 1979. Over three billion children have been immunized, and this has led to a 99.9 percent reduction in polio cases across the globe.
For more information, contact Rotarian Mark Kempf at 660.254.1497 or [email protected].
Barbara’s House, Stamford, CT
Barbara’s House, formerly CCI, is holding a social fundraiser at Pickleball America, 140 Atlantic St., Stamford, Connecticut, on Thursday, November 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.
No prior experience is required, as a beginners’ clinic will be offered as part of the evening. Barbara’s House will host a round-robin tournament for the more expert players among you.
Additionally, there will be a demonstration game.
For those who prefer not to play, various games and entertainment options are available as you support the players. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the evening.
Barbara’s House is a longstanding social service agency with almost 70 years of dedicated service, focused on empowering low-income residents with high needs within Greenwich Communities housing.
Tickets are available by clicking here.
The event is sponsored by 400 Capital, Corcoran|Centric Realty, Greenwich Hospital, Alma Rutgers, Carol Memishian, and Michael Keady and supported by Aux Delices and BevMax.
For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, email [email protected].
CreatINg Places Program, IN
A community in Indiana is initiating crowdfunding efforts to enhance recreational opportunities for residents.
In Vincennes, a local pickleball club aims to raise $50,000 for the restoration of courts and the facilitation of events.
Rockville will soon have a better space to welcome residents and guests if this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $12,500 by September 25. If successful, the project led by Parke County Inc. will receive a matching #CreatINgPlaces grant: https://t.co/S2FIyU0jIN— IHCDA (@IHCDA) August 14, 2023
Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum emphasized that pickleball has gained significant popularity as a recreational activity in the city’s parks:
“People of all ages are enjoying open play and planned events.
“The pickleball courts provide a needed space to reconvene as a community after the pandemic. The restoration of the courts will allow for this community camaraderie to continue for years to come.”
The courts targeted for restoration by the Vincennes Pickleball Club are situated in Gregg Park within the city. The club has until December 29 to meet its fundraising target.
Additional details about the organization’s online campaign are available by clicking here.
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