Photos by Linda Belgiano
Well, that was one incredible weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Great American Pickleball Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 11.
We thought we had it all covered – but we forgot to invite Mother Nature, so she crashed our event!
As you know, our local segment the Great American Pickleball Marathon was a 12-hour event that ran from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the PC MARC’s 10 pickleball courts. At the same time, pickleball clubs across the country were also playing as part of the marathon effort.
The event was created as a way to contribute and bring awareness to the Wounded Blue, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of injured and disabled law enforcement officers through support, education & legislation nationwide. This event was held specifically on 9/11 to pay respect to everyone and everything that our nation lost on that date in 2001.
Local dignitaries who participated included Park City Mayor Andy Beerman, who came out and played several games. Basin Recreation District Director Dana Jones and three of her colleagues also enjoyed playing for the first time.
TownLift reporter Parker Malatesta and Park Record Sports Editor Brendan Farrell, who is a PCPC member, also joined in.
More than 150 players participated in the event. We are proud to say that we raised over $2,000 for the Wounded Blue.
PCPC also wants to thank Smith’s, the Market at Park City and Starbucks for keeping us all happy and healthy during our event.
For more coverage of the event, check out the Park Record’s article and photos.