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January 31, 2021


PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST


In this week's blast:


   MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PRCS FOR MVP PICKLEBALL COURTS

We have been working with Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) over several months to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the pickleball courts at Monument Valley Park (MVP).  The MOU is a partnership agreement between PPPA and PRCS that will use the skills and assets of each organization to benefit the general public.

PPPA was a major donor in the establishment of the pickleball courts at Monument Valley Park and has, therefore, been granted the authorization to utilize the courts for PPPA programs and special events.  PPPA will have input regarding court usage rules, but PRCS will set and enforce those rules.

Some specifics from the MOU include:

  • Open play* hours are from 8 am to noon for all levels of players.  Outside of those hours players may get in games with permission from current players.  Courts may not be reserved during these hours.
  • From noon to 6 pm, PPPA may use courts 7-15, as needed, for scheduled PPPA activities, e.g., Round Robins, etc.
  • From 8 am to 10 pm the paddle-up system will be followed on all courts except for courts involved in PPPA scheduled activities.  The paddle-up system will be specified by the PPPA Board of Directors with the approval of PRCS.
  • PPPA will provide PRCS $750 from the proceeds of PPPA tournaments.  Those funds will be dedicated to pickleball court development, maintenance and improvements.

    The MOU is posted on the PPPA website under About Us and you can read the entire agreement here.

    A similar agreement has been reached with El Paso County Parks for the Bear Creek Courts that will open this spring.  It is also available on the website.

    *Open Play Process:

    If less than a group of four players are waiting at the court you are playing on, be courteous and provide them with the needed players from your group for the next game. Player rotations may be decided at each court.

    If less than a group of four players are waiting to play at a court, try to match the skill level of players on the court.

    After Open Play hours (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), it is recommended but not required, that players follow the same court rules and etiquette as during Open Play hours.

    Wendy Venturella, VP


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           PPPA STORE IS OPEN!

        No masks or social distancing required! We have restocked our shelves and  PPPA logo merchandise is now on sale with all sizes and colors of tee shirts, pullovers, hats and visors currently available in limited supplies online at https://pikespeakpickleball.com. 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



          PICKLEBALL CENTRAL'S REWARDS PROGRAM

        Save 5% and 5% comes back to PPPA in annual Pickleball Central gift card!

        Interested in saving 5% on pickleball gear, clothing and training aids?  PPPA is now enrolled in Pickleball Central’s Club Rewards program.  Here are the details for you and PPPA to benefit from:

        When purchasing any items from www.PickleballCentral.com, enter CRPikes and you will receive an automatic 5% DISCOUNT and PPPA will earn 5% of every purchase that uses the code in an end-of-the-year gift card to purchase anything that PPPA needs – balls, extra paddles, nets, whatever we need!    (The code is not case sensitive.)

        Here's more about the ClubRewards program.


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          BUY ON AMAZONSMILE TO BENEFIT PPPA

        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.


         KING SOOPERS COMMUNITY REWARD PROGRAM BENEFITS PPPA 

        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.


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