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PPA Tour and NHL Stars Unite at National Pickleball Day

PPA Tour and NHL Stars Unite at National Pickleball Day: PPA Tour and NHL Stars Unite for Pickle ‘N Pucks. On Thursday, August 8, the PPA Tour is teaming up with NHL stars and athletes from various sports to mark National Pickleball Day with the opening”Pickle ‘N Pucks presented by Verizon” at Aspen Meadows Resort, featuring players like Ben Johns, Anna Leigh Waters, Justin Williams, Genie Bouchard, John Isner, and Collin Johns.

This special event, scheduled from 3:30 to 6:00 PM MT, promises to showcase teams comprised of top pickleball, hockey, and sports personalities. Viewers in the U.S. can catch the action on ESPN2, while those in Canada can tune in on Sportsnet.

The festivities extend beyond competition, offering a luxurious three-day experience that uniquely blends pickleball with the scenic charm of Aspen:

  • Tuesday, Aug,6: The event begins with social pickleball and an athlete meet and greet, followed by the NetJets Welcome Dinner at Catch Steak Aspen.
  • Wednesday, Aug, 7: Participants will have a rare opportunity to cycle with Lance Armstrong through the breathtaking Maroon Bells, renowned as one of the world’s most picturesque trails.
  • Thursday, Aug, 8: Attendees will enjoy a VIP experience during the main event, the Pickle ‘N Pucks Pro-Am. Throughout the week, Aspen Meadows Resort will host pickleball clinics, lessons, pro-ams, and more at Cascades Tennis.

“Pickleball is a sport for everyone, from casual players to elite athletes, and we are excited to bring together some of the biggest stars in pickleball, hockey, and more to celebrate National Pickleball Day with Pickle ‘N Pucks presented by Verizon in Aspen,”  “The week will be a can’t-miss event for pickleball lovers and those looking to experience the great lifestyle Aspen has to offer.”- (Conor pardoe)

Featured Players Include:

Ben Johns: Ranked world No. 1 in men’s pickleball, Johns has achieved the milestone of 100 career Gold Medals.

Anna Leigh Waters: Leading the women’s side as world No. 1, Waters holds a record number of Triple Crowns in pickleball.

Justin Williams: A three-time Stanley Cup Champion known for his impressive playoff performances.

Collin Johns: With 31 PPA Tour Gold Medals, Johns is a top-ranked player and esteemed pickleball coach.

Genie Bouchard: Formerly ranked world No. 5 in tennis, Bouchard has transitioned to professional pickleball with success.

John Isner: A Wimbledon semifinalist and former top-ranked player on the ATP World Tour.

PPA Tour and NHL Stars Unite at National Pickleball Day

News in Brief: PPA Tour and NHL Stars Unite at National Pickleball Day

Celebrate National Pickleball Day with the PPA Tour and NHL stars at the Pickle ‘N Pucks on August 8th at Aspen Meadows Resort. This event brings together top pickleball, hockey, and sports personalities for a day of competition and companionship. Watch the action live on ESPN2 in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada, featuring players like Ben Johns, Anna Leigh Waters, Justin Williams, Genie Bouchard, John Isner, and Collin Johns.

The event begins with social pickleball and a meet and greet on August 6th, followed by a cycling event with Lance Armstrong on August 7th. On August 8th, enjoy the VIP Pickle ‘N Pucks Pro-Am experience. Tickets are available at tixr.com/PPA for those eager to witness this unique blend of athleticism and community celebration in Aspen.

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