Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Pickleball taught at the NC Recreation and Parks Annual Conference
During Sept. 21 – 23, the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association held their Annual Conference in Wilmington, North Carolina. Parks and Recreation directors, program leaders and staff from across the state gathered for this three day event. Calvin Vaughn, Guilford County Ambassador conducted two “Pickleball for All” sessions at the conference. Session One focused on how to start, fund, sustain and provided an introduction to the fundamentals of a Pickleball Program. Session Two was a hands-on demo of the game. The demo session was set up in the vendor main hall where 100s of parks and recreation staff, vendors and convention staff got to watch and participate. One NC Recreation and Parks Board Member said, “Pickleball was the highlight and one of the more exciting parts of the conference.” Many were excited about implementing Pickleball into their programming. Joe Borrelli, the NC Eastern Regional District Ambassador was a great help in providing support to Calvin and teaching beginners during both sessions.