56 Pickleball Players Help Raise $5,000 for Children and Family Achievement Center

The Achievements Centers for Children & Families recently hosted their second annual Pickleball tournament at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, raising approximately $5,000 for a community nonprofit that supports hundreds of children and their families by offering year-round programs.

The competition on December 11 attracted 56 players.

The King of the Court Tournament and Beginners Clinic includes food and drink, music and raffle prizes. The winners of the competition were Blake Calder and Chris Segranski. The runners-up were Meg Eaton and Nancy Mui.

this Delray Beach Pickleball Club Members volunteered their time to help with the event and surprised the Delray Beach nonprofit with a $5,000 gift. ACCF’s Platinum Steppers kicked off the event with a festive performance.

“this Sports are becoming more and more popular Not just in Delray, but across the country,” said Jessica Hall, the nonprofit’s chief development officer. Excited to bring it back. “

Event sponsors are Prime IV Hydration and Wellness along with Dunay, Miskel and Backman. In-kind sponsors include Diadem, B & B’s Bodega Delray and Tennis Anyone.

Pickleball expert Scott Golden and rising professional pickleball player james and Ava Ignatovic.

“I’ve been playing, teaching and commenting on the sport of pickleball for six years,” said Scott Gordon, lead pickleball professional at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. “One of my favorite things is introducing new players to this beautiful game.

“I’m very fortunate to be partnering with ACCF for the second year in a row to run a beginner’s clinic,” he said. “I love what this organization stands for and the value they bring to our local community. I absolutely love being a professional teaching a beginners clinic. Hope to have the opportunity to do it again next year.”

Pickleball pro Scott Golden teaches beginner lessons at the event.

exist Center for Child and Family Achievementchildren participate in early learning (toddler and preschool), after school, teen and summer camp programs that prepare them for academic and social success and inspire them to discover their talents.

Their families receive services through family strengthening and economic stabilization services, which benefit communities by stabilizing families in crisis.

ACCF serves hundreds of children and families each year at three Delray Beach locations: Nancy K. Hurd Campus, Village Academy, and Pine Grove Elementary.

Call 561-266-0003 or visit Achievement CenterFL.org.