SHOW ME THE MONEY!
AND WE DID
Lake Havasu Pickleball Courts made a commitment to the City to donate $100,000 for the construction of additional courts at Dick Samp Memorial Park (DSP). That commitment inspired the City to provide the balance of the funding needed for 8 new courts. The $100K goal was achieved in December, 2019, and the 8 new courts are to be completed this autumn.To everyone who donated $ or conducted fundraising activities for the new courts, a huge Thank You!
CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED as of 11/14/2020!
UPDATE as of 10/14/2020
The city council approved the successful bid for construction of new courts at Dick Samp Park.The new courts construction is moving forward after the bidding company agreed to reduce the scope to keep within budget. The scope reduction eliminates sidewalks and the new parking lot (which will be moved to the next phase) but still includes eight new courts! Smaller cost items such as windscreens, sunshades and bleachers can be an area we contribute with dollars we have left in our New Courts Construction account and by fundraising events. It is expected that construction will begin around November 20, 2020 and completion by 5/12/2021 or sooner.
But More $ Are Needed
We need to continue our fundraising efforts. The 8 new courts will need windscreens and shade structures. Funding is also needed for tournament and court maintenance equipment, a storage shed, a defibrillator, a ball machine, and so on. And, we need to help fund the final 4 courts that will make the 16-court DSP complex a reality.
Let’s do this! Donate to something you and numerous others can enjoy for many years to come. Something that you can look at with pride and think, I helped make it happen!
US Citizens Have Two Tax-Favored Ways to Donate
Tax-deductible donation. Make your checks out to Lake Havasu Pickleball Courts and mail them to Courts, P O Box 192, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405, or give them to any board member.
Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Taxpayers over 70.5 years of age are subject to Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) on traditional IRAs. These distributions are 100% taxable and could increase tax liability substantially. Donors can do a QCD by instructing their IRA trustees to mail the RMD $ (or more) directly to Lake Havasu Courts, Inc at the above address. This method reduces taxable income dollar for dollar and may place donors in a lower tax bracket. Another plus: it’s available to those who don’t itemize deductions.
Canadian citizens, although there are no tax benefits, you, too, can enjoy that warm fuzzy feeling you get from donating to a great cause. Your toonies and loonies are most welcome and much appreciated.
Thanks again for your generosity!