September 6, 2020
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
In this week's blast:
One of the items we received for our Silent Auction this year, which we were not able to hold, was a gift certificate from La-Z-Boy for $250.00. It is listed in our online Store for $125.00. HURRY – it expires 9/20/2020!
Email Steve Ridings for delivery of the certificate at email@example.com.
Please Click the Balloon!
Remember when we all were first introduced to Pickleball and how much F.U.N. it was? Playing for hours unaware of just how much time had passed. Walking more slowly to the parking lot than when we did as we hurried to the courts to get in our first game, see our friends, catch up and just enjoying the sport? If you do then I have just one question for you to consider. “What Happened?”
F – What happened to everyone being Fair and sharing the limited courts with our many friends? Ensuring that everyone was afforded the opportunity to play. Being honest when asked, hey what’s your score? Not going back to 0 – 0 – 2 just to keep the court longer because someone had the audacity to ask your score.
U – What happened to having Understanding that as our Sport grows, change is inevitable. As more and more players pick up a paddle and walk the same path that we all did, hurriedly getting to the courts for the same reasons we all did and still do. To play, laugh, get exercise and see our friends.
N - What happened to Noticing when someone new arrived at the courts looking lost and seeking to get integrated into the hustle and bustle of the action on the courts? As we reached out to them to introduce them and welcome them into our Pickleball family. Oh the good old days!
By now you may be asking what is the meaning of or purpose of this blast. Just know that it would not be necessary if these things were not happening or we were all still just having F.U.N. Unfortunately, that is not the case and some of these things have been happening and for some, the F.U.N. once enjoyed is fading. If you are one that still seeks to ensure that all players are having fun on the courts, thank you! But if you are one that has gone out of your way to take the fun out of the experience of others at the courts, we the PPPA Board of Directors ask that you reflect back on the good old days. Yes, we have grown. Our numbers have doubled over the past four years, and we will continue to grow as more and more people get bitten by the same picklebug that we all were bitten by. How we move forward is up to all of us. It’s going to take patience, integrity, honesty, caring and openness to ensure that everyone that picks up a paddle and wanders down to our facility will have the same experience that we all were afforded. We ask ALL of our Members to take this message to heart and that ALL of us ensure F.U.N. continues to remain the centerpiece of our Sport and this Association.
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
Your PPPA Board of Directors
Please support our new Premium Sponsor!
PPPA Members, you are cordially invited to an Autumn Social! This is open to the first 100 PPPA Members to sign up only. There will be cocktails & Hors D'oeueres. View the flyer for more information and to register.
Note: masks will be required from the front door to the check-in table.
THE STORE IS OPEN!
No masks or social distancing required! PPPA logo merchandise is now on sale online at http://pikespeakpickleball.com. A limited supply of t-shirts, pullovers, hats, and visors are available for purchase. Simply go to the website, click on the “Store” link and follow the prompts to search for available colors, sizes, and styles. Payment can be made through PayPal or with your own credit card. Your purchase will be mailed to you for an additional charge or you may choose to pick up your item(s). Pick up instructions will appear on your confirmation if you choose this option. Supplies are limited so log on and shop today!
Roslyn Block, Membership Director
Do you shop online on Amazon.com? Switch to AmazonSmile and PPPA will receive a small percent of every transaction! It adds up!
(AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon as their way to give back to charitable organizations)
PPPA is now enrolled in the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same shopping features as on Amazon.com.
Go to smile.amazon.com and select Pikes Peak Pickleball Association from the list as your designated charity. Once you select PPPA, 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase will be donated to PPPA. Spread the word to family and friends for them to designate PPPA as their charitable organization on AmazonSmile too!
In order for PPPA to receive funds from your purchases, you must always go through smile.amazon.com when preparing to shop online.
Did you know that you can earn $$$ for PPPA with every dollar you spend when you shop at King Soopers or City Market?
See this flyer for information and how you can sign up.