Pickleball Club Members are Fundraising

Jo Comstock’s window decal

Jo Comstock’s window decal

Cynthia Schwartz

Members of the PebbleCreek Pickleball Club overwhelmingly voted last year that the club would raise $500,000 to defray some of the costs for building 16 additional pickleball courts in our community. To date, the club has raised $290,000 through a variety of fundraising efforts. Tony Wells, chair of the fundraising committee, announced that the Buy Your Own Brick (BYOB) Program will be in full swing after easing of social distancing rules. Members of the PCPB Club, PebbleCreek residents, friends, family, and sponsors will have the opportunity to donate money through this program and have their legacy in and around the new pickleball courts. The cost of a brick is $150.

Other members have stepped up and organized special events and opportunities that will contribute towards the club’s financial commitment. Jo Comstock, Lynn Manns, and Kathy Aalto have events underway.

Jo Comstock created and is selling a PebbleCreek Pickleball window decal for cars and golf carts. The cost is $5 for each decal and all monies collected are directly donated to the PCPB Club fundraising effort.

Lynn Manns has rescheduled the Shake Your Booty Dance for Friday, Nov. 20. The dance will be held in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom. Members, guests, and all PebbleCreek residents are invited to a night of fun, featuring a DJ and cash bar. Tickets cost $20 each. Contact Lynn Manns at [email protected] for tickets. If you purchased a ticket and cannot attend the dance due to the date change, contact Lynn.

The Crazy Pickleball Ladies Hand & Foot Club, led by Kathy Aalto, is rescheduling the Cards 4 Courts/Hand & Foot event. Stay tuned for the new date. A night of card playing and a cash bar is open to all PCPB Club members, guests, and residents. Players can sign up as a single player and be assigned to a table, with a partner and be assigned to a table, or as a four-some for one table and play either hand and foot or hand, knee, and foot.

If you don’t know how to play hand and foot, contact Kathy Aalto at [email protected] Once social distancing rules have eased, Kathy will again give free two-hour lessons to people who want to learn to play the game and participate in the fundraiser.

Deb Bertulli is creating gift baskets that will be raffled at the event. Contact Deb if you have items to contribute to baskets or a raffle item.

Once the pickleball courts are open and we resume our usual routine and activities in PebbleCreek, the club will be running more fundraising activities for our community. If you have an idea for fundraising, contact Tony Wells.