May 14, 2023
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
In this week's blast:
- THE PPPA ONLINE STORE IS OPEN
direct link: https://www.scheels.com/store?StoreID=022
As part of our PPPA mission to help reduce the financial burdens of local Government in the funding of Pickleball court development and improvements, our Association is helping the El Paso County Parks Department complete the next planned addition to the Bear Creek Regional Park Pickleball venue. This last week our PPPA Treasurer Jeff Jensen and our Vice President Steve Lutz presented a $7000 check from PPPA to the El Paso County Parks Advisory Board Chairman, Ed Hartl, along with the other members of the Advisory Board and the leadership of the EPC Parks Department.
This was our matching donation for a Sunshade structure that will be added at the top of the recent landscaping/stadium seating improvement at the west end of the Pickleball venue (see photos). Given the lack of shade trees around the venue, this structure will provide needed everyday sun protection for players and visitors as well as a great central overlook location for managing future pickleball tournament operations.
For the benefit of our community, PPPA and the EPC Parks Department continue to plan for additional improvements at this important and well-utilized Pickleball venue. Pending available future funding from the County, PPPA and other Grant organizations; improvements include additional Pickleball courts and venue lighting. Photo Credit: PPPA Photographer Sally Jensen
Your PPPA Board of Directors
Registration is now open for the 2023 Colorado Open - Pikes Peak or Bust Tournament.
This is the "only" tournament that dedicates all proceeds to the City of Colorado Springs and to El Paso County to assist in funding new courts. Current new court development projects are:
- Bear Creek Park - 6 additional pickleball courts and two tennis courts dual striped for pickleball
- Venezia Park - 4 additional pickleball courts which are Pending Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation approval
- Coleman Park - 18 - 20 pickleball courts that are included in the final design for the park
Please register as soon as possible and be ready to enjoy some competitive play and a fun tournament experience!
All information for registration can be found by clicking on this flyer: