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March 14, 2021


PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST


In this week's blast:



   VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1 

The Pikes Peak Pickleball Association (PPPA) has partnered with the Trails and Open Space Coalition in the past. We value our partnership with them and know that the causes they support do a lot for our city and community. We whole heartedly stand with them in their support of “VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1”. Not only does this initiative gives us the ability to request accountability but it also provides us with the transparency we should all demand from our local government when it asks for our vote. Please “VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1”! Election Day is Tuesday April 6th. Learn more here.

Pikes Peak Pickleball Association Board of Directors 


Please Click the Balloon!


  EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS UPDATE  

To participate in PPPA Education & Training programs you must be a PPPA member, and all programs are FREE 

Round Robins will begin the week of March 22 for several skill levels using SignUpGenius (SUG). 

A SUG invite to PPPA RR members from last year will go out the week of March 22.  If you did not participate in the RR and want to, please contact the leader for your skill level below to be added to the RR list:

  • 2.0 - Monday (leaders are:  Paula Buczak and Suzanne Barr); contact sdfairchild@mac.com to be added to the 2.0 RR list.
  • 3.5 - Tuesday (leaders are:  Martha Marreel, Paula Hough, Jancy Rose, and MK Kelly); contact mdmarreel@gmail.com to be added to the 3.5 RR list
  • 3.0 - Wednesday (leader is Dan Lovelace; contact  dano2761@gmail.com  to be added to the 3.0 RR list.
  • 2.5 - Thursday (leaders:  Karen and Bob Mogge;  contact klmogge@gmail.com to be added to the 2.5 RR list

We need additional RR leaders for the 2.5 and 3.0 RRs, please email sdfairchild@mac.com if you can help.

Capacity will be limited to 24 participants with Covid protocols to be followed (temp checks and masks to sign in and may change over time).

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by PPPA and Parks & Rec will be provided to the leaders allowing the use of Courts 1-6 at MVP for RR play.


Beginning Lesson:  (PPPA membership NOT required to take a Free Beginning Lesson)  Leader:  Nancy Steffy flosteffy@aol.com

Sign up for Beginning Lessons will begin May 1 and a BLAST will sent on how to sign up and posted on the PPPA website.  We will likely use SignUpGenius.

Beginning Lessons will start May 8 at Wasson Academic Campus courts located at 2115 Afton Way from 10-11:30 am and go through September 2021.  

Capacity will be limited to 24 students weekly with Covid protocols to be followed (temp checks and masks to sign in).  

Paddles and Balls will be provided to participants for the beginning lesson.

Participants will be allowed to sign up for one Free Beginning Lesson.

 

Beginning Instructor Training:  Leader:  Nancy Steffy @ flosteffy@aol.com

Instructor training for Beginning Lessons is tentatively planned for  Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Wasson Academic Campus.  If you are an experienced Pickleball Player and PPPA member, please contact Nancy Steffy @ flosteffy@aol.com to sign up for instruction training.


Guided Play:   Leader:  Sherry Fairchild @ sdfairchild@mac.com

Will begin Sunday, May 15 and go through September 2021 using SUG.  Guided Play is the next step after you have a Beginning Lesson and helps players to further develop their game and develop skills.

  

Skills/Drills:  Leader Steve Ridings @ sridings123@gmail.com

No plans to date but likely in the June timeframe clinics will be provided and announced in a BLAST to PPPA members.


Ladder Play:  Leader:  Helen McChesney bostonakahelenpickleball@gmail.com

No plans to date but will likely begin in the early summer and will be announced in a BLAST to PPPA members.


PPPA Director for E&T:  Sherry Fairchild @ sdfairchild@mac.com




         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.


        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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