OUR INAUGURAL PICKLEBALL-A-THON CHARITY TOURNAMENT WAS A BIG SUCCESS!
Thank you to our participants, sponsors, and the local community for supporting our inaugural Pickleball-A-Thon Charity Tournament hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Aurora and the Fox Valley Park Foundation on July 15, 2023, at Hupp Park in Aurora! Participants had a great pickleball experience and enjoyed the camaraderie and celebration of community spirit.
Together we raised over $17,000 to help local kids! More kids will learn to swim, go to summer camp, receive a warm coat, enriching books to read, and nourishing food to stay healthy. Thank you for helping us put smiles on their faces!
48 teams competed in pickleball and fundraising, and we congratulate the following winners:
|Division||1st Place||2nd Place|
|Men’s Recreational||Dinking Problem
Jonathan Buettner, Barrett Hickerson
Michael Montminy, Jeff Andriga
Trish Gentry, Michelle Diorio
Theresa Bryant, Mary St. Jules
|Men’s Competitive||Dill Pickles
Adam Schroeder, Ron Bowers
John Jira, Rodney Johnson
Christa Mabry, Mike Camiliere
Christine Leyden, Jeff Gennarelli
|Mixed Competitive||Kinda a Big Dill
David Worst, Heather Worst
Brad Bristol, Diane Bristol
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Gray & Howe
Clark Gray, Kevin Howe
Matt Casper, Ben Draus
Kim Woodin, Matt Woodin
We also want to thank our very generous sponsors:
Dunham Foundation, Oberweis Foundation, Fairview Dental, Kirhofer’s Sports, Alderman Carl Franco, Alderman Bill Donnell, Alderman Ron Woerman, Weldstar, AC’s Pub, Scientel Solutions, Llamas St. Jules LLP, JMM CPA
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR 2024! The 2024 tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20, with Sunday, July 21 as a rain date. Stay tuned for information next spring about the event.