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Join Habitat for Humanity
of Weber and Davis for their
first charity Pickleball Tournament
Ogden, UT (September 25th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is putting on their first-ever charity pickleball tournament. Sponsored by Layton City, it will be held at Chapel Park in Layton on October 13th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plans on having at least one event every month, inviting the community to come together. For the month of October, the Resource Development personnel, staff, and Executive Director decided to put on a Pickleball Tournament with the help from Layton City.
In Utah, it seems to be a favorable sport among many age groups. As indicated by USAPA.org, “2018 marks the 53rd Anniversary of pickleball, as it was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Seattle, by three enterprising dads- Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum.” Pickleball is a played on a court, very similar to tennis, with a plastic ball (similar to a wiffle ball) and a large paddle resembling a ping-pong paddle. It can be played as singles or with doubles.
Habitat for Humanity’s “Dink And Sink Poverty” Pickleball Tournament will have registration open as of September 25th thru until October 10th. The organization is accepting singles and double teams, as well as anyone of any skill set (2.5 beginner to advanced 5.0). The nonprofit on October 10th will assign and pair up the individuals and teams against others of the same or similar skill-set. Teams can register by October 10th at www.habitatwd.org/dinktosink. Registration fees are $20 per person to play in the Pickleball Tournament.
The name “Dink And Sink Poverty” was created due to the fact that “dink” in the game of pickleball is known as a “shot hit with the intention of landing the ball at the opponent’s feet or in the non-volley zone”, as indicated by PickleballMax.com. Since Habitat for Humanity work with the community to end the viscous cycle of poverty and to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”, the title seemed to fit for the charity tournament.
There are four courts available at the tournament, allowing 32 teams to play within the tournament. Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plans on awarding prizes at the end of each game for those who win the best-out-of-three games.
In addition to the Pickleball Tournament, there will be over 10 local nonprofits with booths set up at Chapel park on October 13th. Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties recommend those not playing in the tournament to come and visit the numerous booths. Pick-up a card at the main sign-in table. Go around and visit the numerous nonprofits. Make sure that the nonprofits sign-off on your card. Before 1:30, drop-off your card at the main sign-in table to enter in for an opportunity drawing. In addition to this, there will be at least one food vendor with drinks at the Chapel Park.
There will be inflatables for kids of all ages to play friendly competitions. From 10:30 to 1:30, there will be a firetruck and fireman for the kids to meet. Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties hopes that this will bring the community together for fun and to bring awareness to ending poverty in Weber and Davis Counties.
The funds from registration fees and from outside donations are going towards the Guzman family, a single mother and her six kids, and their new Habitat Home being built in Ogden. For more information about the Guzman family and why they were selected as the next Habitat partner family, you can read the blog at habitatwd.org/blog.
ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE
The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.
Maria Rague, Marketing Director