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Turkey Time Takeoff
Holiday Food Drive 2020
Lake Havasu City
Due to COVID-19 concerns we are not hosting a formal round robin this year. However, we would still like to run our traditional charity food drive in support of the local food bank. This has been a tough year for many families so let's support the community by helping put food on the table this Thanksgiving holiday. Come to play pickleball and/or drop off your non-perishable donations. Food donation boxes will be onsite for threehours each day.
Date: November 23 – 24
Time: 9:00 – noon each day
Location: Dick Samp Memorial Park
1628 Avalon Ave, Lake Havasu City
We will also have LHCPBA logo T-shirts for sale during these hours. Apparel sales help to fund the final four courts/amenities as well as all cash donations to the New Courts donation jar.
Hope to see you there and beat the
165 lbs of food collected last year!
Competition Committee Chair
7th Annual LHCPBA PickleFest Tournament
February 28, 29 & March 1 2020
Dick Samp Memorial Park 1628 Avalon Ave., LHC, AZ
First off A HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers! Without you we could not have had such a successful tournament!!
We started planning this tournament back in November 2019 using a new software system to manage registration, events and operations. We appreciated your patience and understanding during the tournament as we worked tirelessly to keep things moving as quickly as possible. It was definitely a challenge since we added a fourth bracket this year which made the day longer running events on Friday and Saturday until sundown.
There were 231 total games played over 3 days with 106 men and women registered for the tournament and 72 medals awarded. The weather cooperated on Friday and Saturday but Sunday had a LOT of wind for the Men's Doubles Event.
A big thank you to our head referee, Sandy King, from Golden Shores, Arizona who made the drive everyday to organize our referees and line judges.
Below is the list of the Medal Results for all the Event Brackets. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our players!!
PickleFest 2020 Medal Winners
Medal Winners Doc
Tournament Summary Report
PickleFest 2020 Tournament Slide Show
Many of our members volunteer their time in the Lake Havasu City community to help promote pickleball in a variety of ways. We appreciate and thank each one of them for taking the time to share their love of the game by donating their time. Listed below are some of the events our volunteers have engaged with.
Article written by Paddy Finnigan
LHC Human Resources Wellness Program
The City offers a Wellness Program that includes a monthly luncheon offering some type of exercise activity. Our Association was contacted to provide pickleball lessons/games for the City employees. To date we have supported four of those events and look forward to many more.
For the second year in a row, our volunteers participated in conducting a weekly pickleball session for kids ages 10-13 teaching basic skills/drills and organizing games.
Camp Iwannago is for children entering fifth through seventh grade. Program runs June & July, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This last summer 2019, Camp was held at Thunderbolt Middle School.
SMITHS Award/Donation Program
Do you shop at Smith’s? If so, please register for their Inspiring Donations Program and designate Lake Havasu Courts as your charity of choice. After registering, a donation will be made to ‘Courts’ each time you use your Rewards card, a painless method of helping fund more courts at DSP. Also, the Rewards card will enable you to take advantage of discounts on hundreds of in-store items. This is a win-win opportunity! The link below explains how to get a Rewards card and register for the Inspiring Donations.
Program:http://lakehavasupickleball.com/Smiths Several merchants have similar donation programs. Please check with those you frequent and see if Lake Havasu Courts is eligible for their program.