Inland Northwest Pickleball Club...IN THE NEWS! (CdA Press Sept 29, 2020)

PADDLE DRIVE - INWPC recently sponsored an International Paddle Drive. That's right, the club, together with Selkirk Sport, sponsored a Paddle Drive for Dr. Duane Anderson. Long story short, Dr Anderson was a recent participant in the club's coaching program, which is directed by Mary Comer. In talking with Dr Anderson, Mary discovered that he is an orthopedic surgeon, who spends the majority (up to 9 months) of each year in Sodo, Ethiopia (with his wife, Jackie) training doctors there. When he isn't teaching orthopedics, he's teaching pickleball at his medical facility and also as he travels around the country. Upon hearing this, Mary asked what he needed to grow his PB outreach. "Paddles & balls" was his reply. And so Mary ran with that. An e-mail was sent to the club membership and a stop was made at Selkirk Sport, to seek their support. It should be noted that in addition to being the manufacturers of the premier line of Selkirk pickleball paddles, Selkirk Sport is also an incredibly generous supporter of the pickleball community, both locally, nationally, and internationally, having previously supported a paddle drive for players in the Czech Republic.

In the end, Selkirk Sport donated 25 brand new paddles, the club donated another 31 paddles, in addition to shirts, balls, carry bags, and sweat rags (see photo, Duane 2nd from left), once again showing the great spirit of sharing and camaraderie that exists within the pickleball world. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED!

INLAND NORTHWEST PICKELBALL CLUB
PO Box 1234, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

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