September 4, 2022
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
In this week's blast:
- BUY ON AMAZONSMILE TO BENEFIT PPPA
- KING SOOPERS COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM BENEFITS PPPA
We are very happy to announce that we have a new Premier Sponsor, Springs Pickleball! Springs Pickleball, LLC is an up-coming, premiere, indoor pickleball club featuring 25,000 sq/ft, 8 indoor courts with outdoor finishes, a pro-shop, a player’s lounge called “The Patio”, a gym, a dinking practice room, and multiple private party rooms. They are opening in October of 2022.
Thank you for joining our pickleball community!
The PPPA Board and all of our members
The El Paso County Parks and Recreation Staff has been spot checking individuals who are charging for lessons at the Bear Creek Regional Park pickleball courts to ensure they have obtained the necessary authorizations. The County has a permit process in place which allows individuals to teach for profit while utilizing public facilities. Those that choose to disregard this process are in violation of the El Paso County Parks Rules and Regulations. They run the risk of being charged for these violations. This reflects poorly on our pickleball community, and we ask that all players respect the process that the County has put in place. If you decide to take private lessons, please require that the individual you select to be your instructor produce the appropriate documentation that authorizes them to do so legally.
It’s extremely disappointing that we must restate this to our pickleball community. However, when people choose to ignore the rules, they negatively impact both the park system and the other patrons utilizing the facilities.
For more information, please review the relevant park rules and regulations:
The PlayTime Scheduler for Pickleball is a free app used to find people playing in your area who may be looking for someone to play with. Simply create your free account specifying the town you are interested in and log in. The scheduler will provide player schedules for the pickleball courts in your area. The various courts are color-coded. The location, level of play, and start times are listed. Add your name to a scheduled session or create your own session. Then get out there and play!
More information can be found here: PlayTime Scheduler for Pickleball
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.