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September 19, 2021


PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST

In this week's blast:



    BEES AT BEAR CREEK PARK COURTS

WARNING!! We have received word that there has been an issue with Bee's at the Bear Creek Park Courts. The EL Paso County Parks officials have been made aware of the situation and are determining what action to take. They are currently considering handing pheromone traps. There are several residents in the area that have bee hives, so this could be contributing to the increase in bees at the courts. Some things you can do to prevent you or anyone else from being stung are to:

 - Do not lean on the fence toppers around the courts

 - Do not hang your pickleball bags on the fence surrounding the courts

 - Do not jump over the fences to retrieve balls that go to other courts, just walk around or have someone toss it back over

 - If you are allergic to bee stings, have the proper medical device handy

We will keep you informed of this situation as it develops, and hopefully no one will get stung.

Also, it has been noticed that the courts are being well maintained by the players who play at the Bear Creek facility. Trash is not being left on the courts and this is appreciated by all who play there.

If you happen to see Mr. Dong Nguyen around the Bear Creek Park Courts, please congratulate him. Dong has selflessly volunteered to serve as the PPPA Board's Special Projects Director, and our point of contact to EL Paso County Parks!  Welcome to the PPPA Board, Dong

PPPA Board of Directors





   GET INVOLVED, YOUR OPINION MATTERS

El Paso County Parks is conducting a needs assessment survey as part of an effort to better understand residents’ usage and needs for the park and recreation system.  Your answers to this survey will help guide how lands around El Paso are preserved and enjoyed for over the next 5 - 10 years.  

Click here to let your voice be heard:

 https://epcountyparkplan.com/survey 

PPPA Board of Directors



  PPPA STORE IS OPEN!

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/store. 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, Online Store



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  PICKLEBALL CENTRAL'S REWARDS PROGRAM

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.


  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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