2020 Pickleball for Heroes to benefit Operation TBI Freedom
We will see you in 2021!
APEX PICKLEBALL COURTS
11706 W. 82ND AVE.
ARVADA, CO 80005
Important Message from Pickleball Ken and the PFH Event Committee:
I hope you are having a good summer and staying healthy.
The PFH event committee and I regret to inform you that due to the continued health concerns related COVID-19 we will not be having the 2020 Pickleball For Heroes Tournament this year. The safety of our participants and community is our priority and planning an event under current regulations compromises the heart of the event we all know and love.
I would like to say thank you to all of our previous players, event sponsors, contributors, and event committee crew for your contributions and work effort to make the event such a success for the last 4 years. Please keep the event in your plans for next year. I am confident we will be back stronger than ever.
I would also like to remind you we can all continue to help our vets through either contributions directly to Operation TBI Freedom at Craig Hospital or through our personal purchases with Amazon Smile. If you register with Amazon Smile with Craig Hospital TBI Freedom as the recipient a percentage of each purchase you make is contributed to the program.
Have a great summer!
- Pickleball Ken
High-level pickleball champions and novice players alike will compete in the 6th Annual Pickleball for Heroes tournament on when we return in 2021 from August 27-29, 2021. 100% of the Tournament proceeds will be donated to Operation TBI Freedom.
Since 2000, more than 7,200 Veterans in Colorado have returned from conflict with traumatic brain injuries. For those with this serious yet often invisible injury, the transition to civilian life can be especially difficult. To meet the needs of Veterans with TBI, Operation TBI Freedom (OTF), a donor-funded 501(c)(3) program of Englewood’s Craig Hospital, offers individualized, relationship-oriented case management with certified brain injury specialists. The OTF staff provide Veterans with crisis and suicide prevention counseling; emergency funding; employment and education assistance; mental and medical health referrals and support; outdoor recreation/therapy and adaptive equipment; and a variety of psychosocial educational programming, including financial management and parenting classes.
SUPPORT OPERATION TBI FREEDOM BY SHOPPING AT AMAZON SMILE
The pickleball community has set a goal to raise $1 million for Operation TBI Freedom, and recently found an easy and innovative way to meet that goal in addition to the Pickleball for Heroes Tournament. AmazonSmile is a program that allows purchasers of the millions of Amazon products to ensure that a percentage (0.5%) of their purchase directly to Operation TBI Freedom in the name of the pickleball community. The steps are painless, and the impact potentially huge. Please consider this wonderful opportunity!
To direct your donations to Operation TBI Freedom, start by signing into your Amazon account through smile.amazon.com. Once you are there, follow these easy steps:
- Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
- Select as your charity: Craig Hospital
- Start shopping!
- Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile
That's it! Just remember to always sign into Amazon through smile.amazon.com. Your donations have already helped veterans, and will continue to do so through this generous program.
DONATE TO THE EVENT
Can't attend or sponsor the Tournament but would still like to help? You can donate to the Pickleball for Heroes fundraiser using the form below.