Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Another milestone reached

Club members received a notice;  advising that we will be co-hosting "The super bowl of pickleball"
The Nationals VII  November 2015
This is an exciting time for our members.  Many of our members have competed in this tournament and many have taken the trip to Buckeye to support our competing members.

The "Junior" competitors start as age 8! The rest of the tournament has the following age brackets:  Ages 19+, 35+, 50+,  55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, & 85+
The Nationals V had competitors from 39 states and 5 countries.*

If you have not signed up for this years Nationals, Registration remains open until October 5th
This is the link: 
USAPA membership is required, this membership is about a lot more than tournaments

Member Benefits... (copied form August 2014, USAPA newsletter)
Member benefits are many! Want an Official USAPA/IFP Rulebook and a discount when registering for tournaments? Or how about an association t-shirt with the new USAPA logo? Visit  http://www.usapa.org/membership-discounts to learn more about all the benefits of renewing your membership today. Plus, all USAPA members have access to the Working Advantage discount network, which can save you up to 60% on ticketed events, online shopping and much more! *

Our club has been a strong supporter of  USAPA, hundreds of our club members have joined.  Everyone who enjoys the game, should proudly join the USAPA, to ensure the continued growth our sport, you can register or renew on line, or you can print a hard copy and mail it.  http://www.usapa.org/usapa-membership/
As your Ambassador, please contact me with any questions you may have:

A new event: - The Southwest Regional tournament
The Southwest Region is Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. Players from all area will be welcome
Registration remains open until November 23, 2014

This event has been organized by our Regional Ambassadors Carl and Juanita Vincent.  If you have not heard Carl Vincent passed away on September 11th.  He will be remembered by all, for his commitment to the sport and his very welcoming personality.  Carl and Juanita have been great supporters of our club, not only as ambassadors.  Almost from the beginning they played in and supported our tournaments and Carl could always be counted on to Ref.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In Memorium Marion Gavin - August 26, 2014

Marion Gavin
Marion will be remembered by many . First and foremost she was the beloved companion of Jerry Anderson, a mother to 4 children and a grandmother to 9 grandchildren. 
Marion has resided at Palm Creek for 9+ years. Her home has been perfectly situated for pet walkers, neighbors, and fellow club members to stop and chat. 
Marion enjoyed playing Pickleball, Tennis, Water Volleyball and Horseshoes.   She had been a  tournament winner in both Pickleball and Tennis.  Google tells us, in 2010 Marion was also a raffle winner! For the past six years, Marion has been a bartender at Robson Ranch. In 2009 she organized a "Pasta Dinner" at Robson for club members, photos of this event can be found on this Blog in the "Pickleball Photo Album"
"Pasta Night".  
Marion will be missed at Palm Creek.  Our condolences to her family and loved ones.