Submitted by Gary Carmichael, District Ambassador
On 5/29/2017, members from many local pickleball clubs gathered together for a "fun-raiser" event hosted by the Ortega Life Center, Jacksonville, FL. The club ambassador, Robert Keuning, and Pickleball By The Sea ambassador, Verna Griffin, managed the entire program, which was a huge success!
Don't let it be said that pickleball is not FAMILY. Last month the Pickleball by the Sea club that plays on outdoor courts in the Neptune Beach area suffered the loss of all of their clubs' nets, frames and other miscellaneous related equipment as a result of vandalism and fire to their storage unit. Many of our N. FLAG 17 District area clubs pitched in to support them. This fun-raiser event drew players from all over the N.E. Florida area and collected over $300.00 via five and ten dollar donations.
As the District Ambassador for N. FLAG 17, I'm so proud of the way our players support each other. Pickleball is a family!