Pagosa Pickleball Club sees success at Festival of Trees

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Photo courtesy Annie Jacobi
The newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Pagosa Pickleball Club recently took on the challenge to enter Pagosa Springs’ Festival of Trees. The club’s tree won the evening’s highest bid and was voted the Peoples’ Choice Award. Pictured, from left to right, are Marie Thatcher, Terry McGaughy, Eileen Costa and Annie Jacobi. Not pictured are Melody Dean, JoAnn Laird and Julene Campbell.

By Annie Jacobi
Special to The SUN
The newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Pagosa Pickleball Club recently took on the challenge to enter Pagosa Springs’ Festival of Trees.
Not only did this group enter and decorate a tree, it sought out supporters and founded the Friends of Pagosa Pickleball to help fund its efforts.
The results were amazing. The tree won the evening’s highest bid, was voted the Peoples’ Choice Award and was the first item up for auction.
The Pagosa Pickleball Club’s mission is to enhance the health and welfare of the general public by encouraging, organizing and promoting the development and growth of pickleball in the Pagosa Springs area and surrounding region.
Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America, appealing to all age groups and every skill level. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. It appeals to those wanting to enjoy a fun, healthy social interaction as well as those looking for a fast-paced competitive challenge.
Pagosa Pickleball Club members teach new players at no cost and even loan them the related equipment.
See more information at pagosapickleball.org.