Pickleball Challenge Warms Hearts & Hands

First State Pickleball Club a held fund raiser for the community children in need of warm clothing for the winter.  The First State Pickleball Club (FSPC) and Dave Marshall organized an incredibly fun event at Dave Marshall’s Tennis and Fitness Center at The Plantations in Lewes. “Coats, Hats, Mittens, and Pickles: A Pickleball Challenge!” was held from 2pm-7pm on November 18th to help kids in our community who need coats, hats, scarves, and gloves for the incoming cold weather. Holly Shagrue from Mariner school accepted the donations.

Thank you Dave Marshall, First State Pickleball Club, and Grotto’s for your generous donation of time, the venue, and pizza. Holly Shagrue from The Mariner School (middle school) reached out to ask for help, so Dave generously offered his venue and FSPC agreed to organize the fun event. The cost of admission was a coat (new or gently used) or a new hat, gloves, or mittens for kids and teenagers. As the FSPC invitation noted: “Knowing how pickleballers love to play, and are kind and generous, we thought this was a great opportunity to help our community as the cold weather rolls in and kids really need our help to stay warm!” As you can see from this video, we had a BLAST!!!! Thank you, Dave for the use of your facilities. Over sixty coats, hats, gloves and mittens were collected.  Thank you, FSPC, Dudley Sluder, Kathy Casey, Kathy Stewart Aldridge, Susan Nancarrow, and Jean Burgess for organizing and running this fun event! Thank you, Dave Marshall for the use of your facilities. Thank you Grottos Pizza for your awesome pizza. Thank you, pickleball players for coming out for such a good cause. Check out this video and Turn up the volume!