Thanks to all who joined the Pro Pickleball Association (PPA) this Easter weekend to watch the PPA Easter Bowl! For those who missed it , it was a highly entertaining two-day tournament with all the best Pickleball Players in the US participating. We saw some amazing trick shots and the players competed virtually in a variety of Pickleball challenges.
The event was organized by Simone Jardim & Peak Performance Pickleball Academy, in collaboration with the PPA. The tournament champions were Jessie Irvine & Jay Devilliers. Congratulations to everyone who competed, and thank you to Simone and the PPA for putting on such a wonderful event. We may not be able to see each other on the court, but we’re still very connected as a community and this live event showed that.
“The purpose of doing this competition was to bring us all together to support a greater cause. We wanted to do something fun that could bring some joy to people who support us throughout our careers. We are all missing pickleball and being with the people we love, but we are hopeful that soon we will be able to do those things. We wish our pickleball family healthy and strength during these challenging times.” -- Simone Jardim
Of course, we’re also very excited to announce that the PPA Easter Bowl raised $15,000 in donations for the Jigsaw COVID-19 Relief Fund! We want to give a HUGE thanks to everyone who donated and bought swag so that we can help those who need it.
The Jigsaw Health COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to help those who want to stay as healthy as possible right now but can’t afford it. Anyone can email firstname.lastname@example.org, explain how they’ve been affected by this crisis, and we’ll give them a $150 voucher to be used on JigsawHealth.com for vitamins, minerals, and immune-supporting supplements.
Connor Pardoe, the Commissioner of the Professional Pickleball Association commented, "Jigsaw Health is the exclusive hydration & nutrition sponsor of the PPA. They’ve been a great partner to work with. And we are delighted to donate to the cause, and help raise awareness for the Jigsaw Health COVID-19 Relief Fund."
It’s so important that we continue to come together as a community to give back and HAVE FUN. Thanks again to Simone Jardim, the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy, the PPA, all who participated, and everyone in our Pickleball family. We miss you, and we can’t wait to see you back on the court soon!