The first “Battle of the Paddles” Pickleball Fundraiser event took place at Veterans Park in Williamsburg. A field of 32 players took to the courts on Saturday, Aug. 5.
The Pickleball Club of Williamsburg and the Gloucester Pickleball Club were hosts for this event. Brian Molloy and the Williamsburg club raised $4,500 for Bacon Street Services and won the trophy for “2023 Top Fundraiser.” The Gloucester team raised $1,600 for the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.
Neal Steele from Xtra 99.1 FM in Gloucester promoted the event throughout the past two months. “This event was a great success because of the radio promotions done by Neal Steele,” said GPS founder Carlos Morales. “Without his ideas, and promotion on the radio, this would not have been as successful.”
GPC received donations from local businesses Machine Tools USA in Mathews, and Dr. Joseph Lombard Jr., DDS, in Hayes. On behalf of the board of GPC, Morales thanked all GPC club members and the community for their time...
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