Club Covid Case and Homeless Christmas

1. The December 8th News of the Day email blast from Sun City Grand, had the following item …

“In addition, The Pickleball Club has recently become aware that one of their club members has tested positive for COVID-19. The member played during the week of November 22nd through November 27th, then, was tested positive for COVID-19 on December 3rd. Club members have been notified. Pickleball is an outside facility. That being the case, it is not considered necessary to close the courts.”

As stated above, club members  who came into contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 have been notified.

2. Happy Holidays to one and all. This has been a strange and turbulent year. We reached a major milestone this month by hitting over 1500 club members. Currently we sit at 1510 active members. This makes us unofficially the largest single pickleball club in North America.

This past weekend, my wife, Susan asked me what I wanted for Christmas?  I really don’t want or need anything, but as I was driving around Surprise, I really took notice of the number of homeless on the street and I thought, that’s what I want for Christmas. I want us to make up some kind of gift bag for them and distribute them during the week of Christmas. After talking with Susan, others and the pickleball board, we decided to see if club members might want to help the project out.

We are looking for volunteers to knit hats and scarves, gather/donate socks and other tasks. We plan on putting the following in each bag:

  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Pair of socks
  • Christmas card with $5 gift card
  • Maybe a blanket
  • Non perishable food such as tuna, sausages, puddings, individual pb&j, sanitizer, and any other suggestions that club members may have.

The goal is to make up 100 or more bags.

We are looking for ideas, volunteers and donations.

You can go on the club’s website and read more and donate online using a credit card or drop off a check in our mailbox in the pavilion.

Please email me if you want to help bring some Christmas cheer to someone less fortunate. 

Stay Safe