June 13, 2021
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
After consulting with PRCS on current health guidelines, we are resuming Open Play at Monument Valley Park. Below are descriptions of both Open Play and Paddle Up systems so please read both. If you have any questions, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN PLAY AT MONUMENT VALLEY PARK
PADDLE UP SYSTEM
PPPA Board of Directors
YOUR PPPA VOLUNTEER SUPPORT IS NEEDED. The 12 Bear Creek pickleball courts are nearing completion and are scheduled for their official dedication on June 26th by the El Paso County Parks Department and our Association. This culminates 31 months of planning, coordination, venue design, fundraising, and construction. The final surface finish coating is curing and soon ready for the nets to be installed.
However, before the nets go in, our Association is responsible for the installation of the safety top-rail covering on the the interior 4-foot fences. This is the same type of safety covering PPPA did for the courts at Monument Valley back in August of 2016 and the same process will be used at Bear Creek. We'll cut the seam in the 1150 linear feet of coverings on-site. PPPA members with strong hands will to do the safety covering placement over the top-rail; others will follow with zip-ties to secure the coverings to the 4-foot fences. We're looking at 4-5 hours to complete this essential task given a good turn out of volunteers. In 2016, it took teams of 4 people to place, hold, and compress the coverings over the top-rail followed by a couple others to zip-tie the coverings in place. We're hoping to get 3 such 6-person teams in each work session.
We're planning 2 work sessions over the next 10 days including a back-up if we have any inclement weather:
Your volunteer support is always appreciated and most needed in this PPPA work party to finish the final step in completing these world-class courts in preparation for the grand opening for our PB community and our 1100+ PPPA members.
Kindly let our Past President Jeff Norton know your availability for any/all of the dates and times indicated above (email@example.com) and he will organize the teams accordingly. If you have any questions, please give him a call at 719-310-6888.
The more hands the lighter the load will be for all. Thank you again for volunteering your support.
Jeff Norton, Past President
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
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.
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.
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.