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Pickle for a Purpose Tournament Raises 10K Dollars for Local Causes

Pickle for a Purpose Tournament Raises 10K Dollars: The Leadership Folsom Class of 2024 recently arranged a remarkable display of community spirit and charity through their charity pickleball tournament, “Pickle for a Purpose,” Held at LifeTime Fitness on May 19, this event served as a platform to raise crucial funds for two deserving local causes: the renovation of Cummings Family Park’s picnic area and the support of Jake’s Journey Home, an initiative aiding unhoused veterans and community members.

Event Overview and Causes Supported

The Leadership Folsom Class of 2024 recently organized a charity pickleball tournament called “Pickle for a Purpose” at LifeTime Fitness on May 19. The event aimed to raise funds for two local causes: refreshing the picnic area at Cummings Family Park and supporting Jake’s Journey Home, an initiative aiding unhoused veterans and community members.

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Donations and Beneficiaries

Participating companies generously donated funds, totaling $6,800, to strengthen the picnic pavilion at Cummings Family Park. These funds will cover the cost of installing new picnic tables and waste cans, enhancing the park experience for visitors. Additionally, Jake’s Journey Home received a significant $3,000 donation to support their commendable efforts.

Gratitude and Recognition

Choose Folsom, expressing gratitude via social media and extending heartfelt thanks to all event participants and supporters. Sponsors actively participated in the tournament, with their employees filling the tournament slots, further amplifying its success. Event emcee Brian Martell, representing the Folsom Leadership class, acknowledged the crucial role of donors and LifeTime Fitness in ensuring the event’s success.

“We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in and supported ‘Pickle for a Purpose’ this past Sunday.” – (Choose)

Tournament Highlights and Winners

The tournament featured competitive gameplay across three brackets: experienced, intermediate, and novice. Notable winners included Ivan Rastami and Mike Edger in the experienced category, Hugh Gaffney and Suresh Nagarajan in the intermediate bracket, and Kayla Combs and her teammate in the novice division. The event fostered camaraderie among participants, culminating in a barbecue lunch and awards ceremony.

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Reflection and Community Impact

Randall Hakes of the Leadership Folsom Class of 2024 reflected on the tournament’s success, emphasizing the perfect blend of competitive energy and philanthropic purpose. With favorable weather, spirited matchups, and top-notch facilities provided by LifeTime Fitness, the tournament showcased Folsom’s unity in supporting meaningful local causes.

“Thanks to LifeTime, we had beautiful weather, awesome competition at all skill levels, and fantastic food and facilities.” But most important of all, we had two great causes to benefit.” – (Randall)

News in Brief : Pickle for a Purpose Tournament Raises 10K Dollars

The Leadership Folsom The Class of 2024 organized a charity pickleball tournament, “Pickle For A Purpose,” to raise funds for Cummings Family Park’s picnic area renovation and Jake’s Journey Home, aiding unhoused veterans. Generous donations totaled $6,800 for the park and $3,000 for Jake’s Journey Home. Sponsors actively participated, and we celebrated the winners. Event emcee Brian Martell and participant Randall Hakes highlighted the tournament’s success, showcasing Folsom’s unity in supporting local causes.

 

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