By Al Pfister
Pagosa Pickleball Club
Let’s give this another try. The Pagosa Pickleball Club (PPC) is very appreciative of not only being selected by the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado, but getting the opportunity to reschedule our hosting of the 19th Hole Concert Series.
Due to the occurrence of some much-needed rain and too much of associated lightning, our first opportunity to host the series was canceled. We are now hosting this week’s event that features the Jackson Mountain Ramblers, a Pagosa Springs-based acoustic band — “playing music they love for people they love.”
Please join us at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 5, as we enjoy the music of the Ramblers.
Attendance records have been set at the first two concerts of 2021. Please help us enjoy the favorites of the Ramblers while admiring the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains and set yet another attendance record. The $10 cash cover charge supports four local nonprofits: Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, Thingamajig Theatre Company, Pagosa Pickleball Club and Archuleta Housing with the proceeds from the cover charges being divided evenly amongst the four nonprofits.
The PPC has been active in the Pagosa area since 2010. PPC became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2017 to further our mission of enhancing 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. With pickleball being the fastest-growing sport in America and appealing to all age groups and all skill levels, our membership has grown to 276. We offer free lessons and have all the necessary equipment to help people learn the sport and/or improve their pickleball skills.
The ever-growing popularity of pickleball, both locally and nationally, has resulted in the number of players greatly exceeding court availability. To meet this growing demand, we are a couple years into a capital improvement campaign project to build eight permanent, dedicated outdoor courts. These courts will enhance the recreational opportunities for local residents of all ages as well as attracting visitors from across the USA and many foreign countries. To learn more about the PPC, please join us at pagosapickleball.org.
We hope to see you tonight at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy the music of the Jackson Mountain Ramblers. Also, stop by our information table and learn more about the healthy sport of pickleball and its local availability.