2023 PIP Winter Slam Christmas Fundraiser
Held by Paradise Island Pickleball
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page this is the 2nd Annual 2023 PIP Winter Slam. Back by popular demand, we have seen this event grow from 3 events and 72 participants to 7 events and 224 participants in just a single year!
We are super excited to have our sponsors on board title sponsors Poach Paddles & Brown Brothers Leasing and Morrey Nissan of Coquitlam as our sponsors. Sponsors play a crucial role in the success of events, providing essential support that goes beyond financial contributions. We sincerely thank our sponsors for allowing this event to be possible! We also wanted the Hastings Community Centre as well as the Mount Pleasant Community Centre for being key partners.
My son Lucas, Grade 8 at Vancouver Technical School, mentions that there is a food program for kids, no questions asked. It is a stark reminder that even within my own community, there are families/homes that go hungry. Last year, we ran a food drive for the Burnaby Food Bank- we figured it would be a box or two, however we were quickly overwhelmed by our group as we filled an SUV to the brim. This year, we wanted to take this a step further as we understand that the purchasing power of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) is at least 2 to 1 over regular donations.
And, to take it an additional step beyond, the Mount Pleasant CC Association has a Soup Kitchen program where they provide meals. As part of the desire to have a direct impact on our community and quite literally in the same building that we will be hosting our tournament, a portion of the funds raised will go directly to the Soup Kitchen program.
Our goal is to raise $2500 by January 5th, 2024- the conclusion of the Winter Slam series. Your generosity and kindness will help us reach our goal to support those in need across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. Together, we can do this! Remember that for every $1 donated, the GVFB can double the value.
Online donations are tax-deductible. Please check your email inbox or spam folder for an automated tax receipt once your donation is successfully processed. Please donate directly via QR code or the link provided. Click an amount you would donate, then click Donate.
Thank you in advance for supporting our Virtual Food Drive and for ensuring that our communities have access to fresh and healthy food.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all!
Walt & Velisia