Treeland Resorts on the Chippewa Flowage will host a double elimination pickleball tournament fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21.
Tournament coordinator Richard “Whitey” Gilbertson is asking players to sign up by this Friday, July 12, if possible. Brackets will be set up on July 18.
The categories are men’s doubles in three age divisions (under 50, 50-64 and 65 plus); women’s doubles (open division, age groups do not apply); and mixed doubles in three age divisions.
The fun tournament will be played on six courts. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday with play starting at 9 a.m. On Sunday, registration starts at 7:30 and play starts at 8 a.m. Men’s and women’s doubles will take place on Saturday and mixed doubles on Sunday.
The registration fee is $25 (includes pizza), plus a $5 fee for each event. Sign up by visiting the USA Pickle Ball website firstname.lastname@example.org, and click on The “Big Chip Pickleball Classic” to fill out an entry form. Make checks payable to the American Cancer Society. Mail to Gilbertson at 7310N Buckley Drive, Hayward, WI 54843. A T-shirt is $15, and those who wish to use the swimming pool can do so for $10.
Medals will be awarded to the first three places in each division.
There will be music and pizza on Sunday. Those who don’t play pickleball can enjoy the pizza party for a donation of $10.