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April 4, 2021


PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST


In this week's blast:


  A LITTLE KINDNESS GOES A LONG WAY

During this period of COVID, Pickleball has seen a major increase in the number of players taking up the sport. Those of us that play at the Monument Valley Park Facility, as well as other venues around the city, are definitely seeing the increase. This serves to validate that Pickleball is the “fastest growing sport” in the country. As the weather warms here in Colorado it is expected that all places to play will be extremely busy. There will be seasoned players, newbies, first timers, the curious, all coming out to play and enjoy our beautiful Colorado weather and facilities.

As the courts get more and more crowded, let us please take the time to spread some “JOY” and be welcoming to all who come through the gates to play. If you see a new face, or group, just take the time to welcome them. Acclimate them to what the rules are, especially for Paddling up and how they can get a court or into a game. Please just show them the courtesy that we all would expect if we walked into the chaos that can occur on a busy weekend morning. Someone you think is not following the rules, can just be new and not know them. The majority of the time, all it takes is a kind face asking, “How Can I Help?”

PPPA Board of Directors




  REQUEST FOR PIKES PEAK OR BUST PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

We are accepting bids for the August 27-29, 2021, Pikes Peak or bust Pickleball Tournament Director.  The tournament will be held at the new facility at Bear Creek.  The Tournament Director will coordinate tournament operations.  The bid should include, but not be limited to: schedule development, working within an established budget, marketing, promotion, court and administration set-up, bracket maintenance, committee recommendation and liaison, volunteer recruitment, and other duties as seen appropriate.

Proposals must be received by April 15, 2021. Please send your proposal to: info@pikespeakpickleball.com.



Please Click the Balloon!


  EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS UPDATE  

Click here for recent updates on PPPA Education and Training Programs.

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? Do your friends and family 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? Friends and Family can help PPPA earn money too!

      See this flyer for information and how you can sign up.


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