May 1, 2022
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
In this week's blast:
- BUY ON AMAZONSMILE TO BENEFIT PPPA
- KING SOOPERS COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM BENEFITS PPPA
The Education and Training Department would like to announce some new opportunities for our members. The first was the launch of a second level 3.5 Round Robin this past week. If successful, this round robin will be held weekly at Bear Creek on Thursdays from 2-4. In addition, we are about to start offering the new programs Beginning Round Robin and Beginning Ladder Play.
For more information on all of the programs we offer, click here.
PPPA Director Training & Education
What: PPPA New Member Orientation
When: Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 4:30 PM
Where: Pavilion east of the Pickleball courts, Monument Valley Park
This is also an excellent opportunity to meet other new members - so please wear your name badge! (Replacement badges are $6, and can be ordered through: firstname.lastname@example.org)
***All new members are welcome and encouraged to attend.***
See you there!
We are proud to announce that on Sunday May 1st registration will begin for the 2022 Colorado Open--Pikes Peak or Bust tournament co-hosted by US Senior Pickleball (USSP) and the Pikes Peak Pickleball Association. This 3-day event at Monument Valley Park from September 9-11 will be a round-robin format in Women's, Men's and Mixed Doubles as well as Singles. This format will maximize the number of games played for Skill Groups 3.0 to 5.0 and Ages 18 to 80. Note that this is a combined all-age event to include Ages 18-49 in addition to USSP Ages 50-80. Our Tournament Sponsor is SCHEELS of Colorado Springs along with event support provided by VisitCOS. This USSP West Zone tournament includes Colorado and 12 other western States and will be a great opportunity particularly for our newer members to experience this PPPA heritage PPoB event. Please see the links below and there will be much more to follow on this new exciting PPPA partnership with USSP.
Your PPPA Board of Directors
SCHEELS Rental Information:
Rent a pickleball paddle today for $5 per day, or $12 for 3 days.
*Talk to the paddle experts upstairs at Colorado Springs SCHEELS to choose the right paddle for you.
*Our Service Technicians in our Service Shop on the first floor will help you secure your reservation.
THE PPPA ONLINE 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 the PPPA Store (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!
Erica Roberts, Merchandise Manager
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.
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.