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Alzheimer’s Camp. Image courtesy Cheryl Piderit.

The Peak to Peak Pickleball Club has raised over $2,700 to support the fight against Alzheimer’s.

On July 26, Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Instructor Jim Kochanski volunteered to lead a clinic for twenty-eight participants supported by eight Peak to Peak club volunteers. The funds to fight Alzheimer’s were raised through clinic fees, donations, and an anonymous match.

Donations will be accepted through August 11 on the Peak to Peak Club website. To donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, donors can select that option under “funds” when filling out the donation form. According to their website, “The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.”

Other donation options to Peak to Peak include the general fund, the southern Chaffee court fund, and tournament sponsorship.

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The Peak to Peak Pickleball Club is actively looking for opportunities to support community initiatives through fundraisers like this as the sport continues to grow.

Peak to Peak is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the sport of pickleball throughout Chaffee County and the surrounding area. They hope to provide social interaction for people of all walks, encourage the benefits of an active lifestyle, provide opportunities for the continued development of players in a positive environment, and work to expand pickleball facilities as needed throughout the area.

Registration is still ongoing for the upcoming “Rally in the Valley” Peak to Peak Classic Pickleball Tournament at Salida’s Centennial Park.

The tournament is scheduled for early September. At the time of writing 164 players have registered for the event. Interested participants can register online through August 18 at