June 20, 2021
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
PPPA has a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the EL Paso County Park & Rec. which has been in place from the beginning of the process to develop the facility at Bear Creek Park. We will manage the facility in conjunction with the County in the same manner that we have at Monument Valley Park with Colorado Springs Park & Rec. We have the authority to run programs at the facility and will be establishing what those will be very soon. Being that this is a new facility there will be some growing pains but if everyone is considerate of one another, we can make this a place that everyone can enjoy.
Open play at the Bear Creek Facility will "start" at sunrise and go until 12 noon. Play will end at sunset. The facility will not have lights, but we have taken the initiative and included the conduits for lights. Once the funds become available the lights can be install at a reasonable price. We will be working with the County to make that happen.
The paddle up system will be different. It may take some time for everyone to become accustomed to how it works, but with patience, kindness and a good attitude it should benefit everyone. As you well know, any system will work, if everyone helps to make it work. Please be mindful that not "everyone" will know what is ground truth. If you have questions, please seek a valid source for information. We will do our best to keep everyone informed of what's happening as we stand up this new facility.
Take pride in our new courts. Do your best to assist in keeping it clean. There will be trash cans placed around the facility, please utilize them.
PPPA Board of Directors
To be held this August at Bear Creek Regional Park, Colorado Springs, CO. Registration opens 21 June!
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
Looking for gifts for yourself or pickleball loving family members or friends? Look no further! We have restocked our shelves and PPPA logo merchandise is now on sale with most 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 an 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.
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.
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.