May 28, 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
Earlier this year, PPPA member and retired museum educator, Lynn Di Vito, was selected to be a contestant on America's favorite quiz show, Jeopardy! Unfortunately, we didn't learn of the air date for her appearance (May 23) in time to mention it in last Sunday's BLAST!
According to the quiz show's official website, https://www.jeopardy.com/ the selection process is quite strenuous:
"First, you must take and pass the Jeopardy! Test. If you pass the test and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, you will be placed into a random selection process for an invitation to an audition. Assuming you perform well at the audition, you will be placed into the contestant pool and could be invited to compete up to 18 months from your audition date. Making it to an audition is not a guarantee of being invited to compete on the show.
No spoiler alerts here...
"All I can say at this point is that even though it was hard and stressful, it was a really fun experience with great people who I'll be friends with forever." Lynn Di Vito
Lynn Di Vito with Jeopardy host, Mayim Bialik
If you'd like to share an accomplishment with members through a future email blast, please drop a line to our membership director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Partner League is a way to test your doubles skills over 6 weeks with the same partner. Each week your team will play 2 other teams up to 3 times each (or best 2 out of 3). You will play each game to 11 points win by 2. The scores for each game are recorded and the win-loss standings for each team are updated after every week. Winners will be determined by total number of wins and ties will be determined head to head.
Please see the graph below for our current league offerings:
To register for any of the above leagues, please click the link below or give us a call at 719-357-5454 and we will be happy to help you get registered.https://app.courtreserve.com/Online/Events/List/8778/G8I7RBN55G8778
Join the fun,
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:
The Pueblo County Pickleball Association is hosting their first ever tournament at the new Mineral Palace Park courts on August 18-20, 2023. The Battle of the Paddles Pueblo 2023 is the weekend after PPPA’s CO Open - Pike Peak or Bust. Click on the flyer to read more about this tournament or email Sue Coman, the coordinator, at email@example.com
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 CRPPPA 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.