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The Chaffee County Women Who Care (CWWC) philanthropic group has selected Peak to Peak Pickleball Club to receive this quarter’s donation.

Composed of more than 100 local women, the Chaffee County Women Who Care gather four times a year to select a local nonprofit to financially support.  Each member of the group donates $100 for a total of more than $10,000 per quarter. Since its inception in 2018, this group has donated more than $125,000 which has supported 12 Chaffee County organizations.

Peak to Peak Pickleball Club’s mission is to promote and facilitate the sport of pickleball in Chaffee County.  Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played by all ages and abilities.  It is said to be the fastest-growing sport in the United States and is especially popular with our aging population.

In partnership with the Town of Buena Vista and Chaffee County, the Club is currently fundraising for a new pickleball facility in Buena Vista.  The new courts will be adjacent to the existing tennis courts at the River Park. It will include six courts dedicated to pickleball play.  Phase 1, clearing and leveling of the site is complete.  Phase 2, the concrete foundation, and Phase 3, the court surface, nets, and fencing, are expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

For more information on Chaffee County Women Who Care, contact Beverly Van Kampen at beverlyvankampen@gmail.com.

For more information on Peak to Peak Pickleball, contact Jennifer Eggleston at jenegglestoncpa@gmail.com.

Featured image: Pictured left to right Peak to Peak Members: John Vandewalle, Peter Wong, Karen Dils, Clint Lawrence, Treasurer, Jen Eggleston, President, Nancy Best, Beverly Van Kampen of CWWC, Debra Mielke (Peak to Peak)  Karen Lundberg (CCWWC). Courtesy image