WARREN, Pa. – Experience Inc. will be hosting a Charity Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Warren YMCA.
The tournament is $40 per team and is open to all ages. The format is a two-person, divisional, double-elimination style tournament with cash payouts for first through fourth place in each division. There will be both a beginner/intermediate division and an advanced division.
“We decided to embark on a new venture with a charity pickleball tournament to help raise awareness of who we are as an integral part of the community as a whole while providing a great, new event to the community,” Experience Inc. said. “This tournament benefits our Home Delivered Meals program as well as our Health & Wellness programming, both of which are available and completely free to those who participate. While the agency does receive funding through the state budget, it is not enough to fully fund and carry out all of our programs.
“Experience, Inc., is dependent upon donations and fundraising events such as this to help meet the needs of our community. So, it’s our mission to have another great event that we can continue to grow each year. We have been extremely fortunate and thankful to be working with our wonderful corporate sponsors including the Warren YMCA, Calvert Benefit Solutions, United Refining Company, and A.B.A.T.E of Warren County as well as many other community sponsors and donors to help bring this vision to life.”
There will also be tickets available for purchase to enter into raffle baskets with some great items.
Beginner/Intermediate registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start time and Advanced registration is at 11 a.m. with an 11:30 a.m. start time. Anyone interested in playing can call the agency at 814-723-3763 or visit the website to register.
Established in 1968, Experience, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of older adults of Warren and Forest Counties, offering a wide variety of programs and services created for older adults to enhance their quality of life.
“Our services are designed with our folks’ long-term independence in mind, and our professional staff is here to help, plan, and connect care and services,” they said. “However, the agency is also working to reach all facets of our demographic because the older adults in our community are strong, active, vibrant people with a variety of interests and activities. And one of the hottest activities right now is pickleball! We love seeing how this sport has taken hold and given the community a way to have fun and friendly competition, socialize, and maintain their health and wellness. And we want to support and be a part of that, too.”