Milad B. Tri for a Cure Pickleball Tournament Scores Big for Cancer Fight
Portland, Maine. The Milad B. Tri for a Cure Pickleball Tournament, named in honor of Milad Bozorgnia, welcomed 54 players to the center court at Deering High School on June 4th. The group beat their previous fundraising record, with more than $3,000 collected to support the Tri for a Cure and Maine Cancer Foundation.
"Cancer has affected so many of us in very personal ways," said Denise Reynolds, tournament organizer. "We are grateful to the many people who came together for this cause, to raise funds for a wonderful organization committed to decreasing the incidence of cancer in Maine."
The tournament marks the third annual pickletball tournament organized by Reynolds to support the cancer cause, with help from Rocky Clark, Kathy Dion and Linda Einsiedler, as well as Reynold's family members, Mark, Christine and Katherine.
Pickleball is a rising team sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Reynolds has been very active in the Maine Pickleball community and is currently helping organize the 2016 USAPA Atlantic Regional Pickleball Tournament, bringing more than 370 participants to The Racket & Fitness Center in Portland on June 23rd.
Plans are already in the works for next year's tournament. Additional event photos of the event may be seen on Facebook at #tripickleball.