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Pickleball fourth-annual Day for Charity Jan. 20

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The Sun City West Pickleball Club, in partnership with the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, the Sun City West Alliance of Business and Community (ABC), and the Sundome Plaza Merchants, will stage the fourth-annual Day for Charity on Saturday, Jan.20 to benefit two important local service groups: Sun City West Foundation/Helping Hands and the Community Fund of Sun City West (CFSCW).

The Pickleball Club and its business partners are seeking not only to raise funds, but also to increase public awareness of the vital services these groups provide to the community.

SCW Foundation serves the community with support for other service organizations, like the SCW Posse, PRIDES and more. Helping Hands serves residents by lending medical and children’s equipment free of charge to those in need, aiding thousands of people each year.

The Community Fund of SCW helps provide financial assistance to SCW Residents who are in need. It is completely private and the financial assistance may cover a range of needs: rent, mortgage, ultilities, medical bills and other unexpected expenses. SCW Foundation and Community Fund of SCW are separate from the Recreation Centers of Sun City West and PORA, relying only on tax-deductible donations.

Ken Holtz, Pickleball Club event director said, “So far we have raised over $42,000 for SCW service organizations and our club of over 1,300 members is proud to be giving back to the community. Pickleball is thriving in Sun City West, and The Day for Charity event is a great way for the whole community to have fun, win prizes, and raise funds for two very worthwhile organizations.”

The Day for Charity will be Saturday, Jan. 20 (see schedule below), and will feature the Great American Pickleball Drop and the Play for Charity – Pickleball Party. The Ball Drop, sponsored by the ABC, will be a chance for the public to join in the fun and win cash prizes by purchasing numbered pickleballs, which will be dropped onto a target at Liberty Courts, Palm Ridge Rec Center. This year up to $4,450 will be awarded with first place being $1,000 cash. The Pickleball Party, sponsored by the Sundome Plaza Merchants, will include an afternoon of pickleball play at all levels, food, vendors, raffles and lots of surprises. As sponsors, Sundome Plaza Merchants and the the ABC are proud to have the opportunity to support the community.

The public and players from the area are invited to share in the fun and excitement. Registration details and event information will be available over the next few weeks. If you wish to purchase a tax deductible, Ball Drop entry they are $10 for one and $25 for three. Ball Drop entries are available by contacting: Ken Holtz, 623-215-5854; SCW Foundation Office, 623-584-6851; Helping Hands, ABC Membership Chairperson – Lory Tone, 623-214-2600; and Community Fund – Stan Goldman, 623-266-9410.

For information, visit scwpickleballclub.com or contact SCW Pickleball Event Director Ken Holtz at 623-215-5854 or k.holtz2430@gmail.com

Day of Charity Events: Palm Ridge Campus – Liberty Courts Pickleball Center

9  to 11:30 a.m.

ABC Business Expo Meet and Greet Business & Organizations

– Raffles and Prizes

– Participate In Raffle to win $700 Flat Screen TV

– Free Coffee and Donuts from Dunkin Donuts

– Introduction to SCW Foundation and Community Fund of SCW, (this year’s recipients of Day for Charity Funds Raised)

Noon

Great American Pickleball Drop with Up to $4,450 in Prizes Awarded

– 1,850 Numbered Pickleballs Drop from the Sky
– Presentation of Donation Check and Prizes Awarded

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Sundome Plaza “Play for Charity Pickleball Party”

– Everyone is invited, pre-registration required (attached)

– Prizes, Music, Food, and Lots of Fun Pickleball Play

– Beginners be sure to come out and learn to play.

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