Saturday, January 21, 2017

Robson Ranch plays pickleball for charity

The following was taken from the Casa Grande Dispatch.

 By TANNER CLINCH Staff Writer
 Dec 13, 2016

ELOY — Playing pickleball was the newest way members of the Robson Ranch community decided to try and come together to help disadvantaged families in Eloy, by having a tournament for all those who cared to join.  Christmas tunes were blasting on the speakers while a spread of Christmas goodies awaited the more than 60 players between their matches. A suggested donation of $10 to play raised nearly $1,530 toward the Eloy Professional Firefighters charity that brings everything needed for a family Christmas to some of those in need.  “We were trying to break our fundraising record from last year, which was a little over $1,000, and I’m happy to say we went well past that,” said Edie Preis, who coordinated the event with the pickleball club.

The Eloy Professional Firefighters is the union for all the EMTs and firefighters of the Eloy Fire District. Every year they do their adopt-a-family program where they deliver toys, clothes, pajamas and shoes to all the kids of some area families as well as a complete Christmas dinner, according to Scott Roninger, the president of the organization.  This year they adopted four families, finding some who need it most through their line of work as well as coordinating with schools and churches in the area to make the most impact. They give roughly $500 in goods to each family, depending on how many kids they have, so this one fundraiser got them nearly to their goal, according to Roninger.

“Anything to help the kids in Eloy,” said Louise Kant, who was helping to organize the event. “And when the whole community comes out to help the kids, it’s really special.”  They were helped by the Robson Ranch Pickleball Club, which has nearly 250 members and is growing every day.

The event had 64 pickleballers placed into teams of 16 with aggregate scoring throughout all the matches.
Team Reindeer got served by Team Grinch, while in the other matchup Team Santa overwhelmed Team Elf.
After working up an appetite on the courts, players were welcomed to the party catered by Flashbacks Diner in Arizona City.

“We have a great time. It keeps us off the courts and out of the liquor cabinet,” said Preis with a grin.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Membership Information Robson Ranch Pickleball Club

It is time to pay your dues for the 2017 year (January 1 through December 31.)  There is a penalty of $5.00 as specified in our bylaws if we do not receive your dues by January 31, 2017.  The membership form is found under the Documents Section (section 6 down the right side of this blog). To print out the form, just below the word File near the top of the left side of the page, is a printer icon which you may select to print the form.

Please complete the form (1 per club member), sign it and drop it off with your check in the south most lock box outside of court #1.  Should you wish to mail your check and form, please send both to our treasurer:
Larry Kraus
5426 N. Commanche Drive,
Robson Ranch,
Eloy, AZ.  85131.

Please make your check payable to:

Robson Ranch Pickleball Club.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club Board of Directors.