GAINESVILLE, FL – May 24, 2022 – The Gainesville Sports Commission in partnership with the Legacy Park Multipurpose Center and The City of Alachua is proud to announce the opening of online registration for the 5thAnnual Gainesville Indoor Pickleball Showcase on August 6-7, 2022!
Come out and play at a top tier indoor venue, Legacy Park Multipurpose Center in Alachua, Florida with 40,000 sq. ft. of open space and floating hardwood floors. Games will be played on indoor wood courts with temporary nets and taped courts (tape will be florescent pink).
We welcome participants of all ages and skill level from around the state of Florida and surrounding states to participate in our 5th Annual Indoor Showcase. Participants will receive an event t-shirt along with the top three teams in each division receiving either a gold, silver, or bronze medal. The price for this year’s event will be $50.00 for the first event and an additional $5.00 for a second event.
This year, the GSC has partnered with Touching Hearts at Home and will donate $10 from each registration directly to the ElderCare of Alachua County. Proceeds will benefit the following programs at ElderCare of Alachua County:
- Meals on Wheels: ElderCare of Alachua County offers congregate meal sites and home-delivered meals for seniors. Hot lunch is served at five congregate meal sites throughout Alachua County. Each meal meets one-third of the required daily allowance (RDA) for the senior age group. Come join your friends at a meal site and enjoy a hot meal and socialization. An added benefit to home meal deliveries is the personal contact provided by the volunteer or employee who delivers the meal.
- Independence with Low Vision: The Independence with Low Vision Program, in partnership with the Florida Division of Blind Services, provides training for adults and seniors who have experienced severe vision loss or blindness to enable them to continue to live safely and independently in their homes, travel safely in the community and improve their quality of life.
- Al’z Place Adult Daycare Center: Al’z Place provides adult day care for people age 18+ with Alzheimer’s disease or severe memory impairment. The adult program is available five days per week, eight hours per day. Therapeutic activities include physical exercise, active and quiet games, reminiscence, validation therapy, doll therapy, and other failure-free activities. A hot lunch that meets one-third of the Dietary Reference Intake for seniors is provided, as well as two snacks daily.
The 5th Annual Gainesville Pickleball Showcase will be a round robin style event with divisions based on the following rankings: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0/Open. The open division is available for advanced or elite players of all ages and is the most competitive. The rankings will be broken down into the following age groups: 40 & under, 41-60, and 60 & over. The age group in which you will play in is determined by the youngest team members age. This event is not sanctioned.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 20th at 8:00AM.
5th Annual Gainesville Indoor Pickleball Showcase
- Saturday, August 6th
Men’s Doubles: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0/Open
Women’s Doubles: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0/Open
- Sunday, August 7th
Mixed Doubles: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0/Open
The Legacy Park Multipurpose Center Venue Address:
15400 Peggy Rd, Alachua, FL 32615
For more information about the 5th Annual Gainesville Indoor Pickleball Showcase please visit our website at www.gainesvillesportscommission.com or call/email the Gainesville Sports Commission at 352‐338‐9300 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ElderCare of Alachua County
Our mission is to be an advocate for the elderly and provide services that will build capacity, maximize independence, and enrich the quality of life for the seniors in Alachua County and north central Florida.
ElderCare of Alachua County is committed to raising money and awareness of the services and programs needed to enable seniors to remain independent in their own home for as long as they are able to.
We are a 100 percent grant- and donation-funded agency.
About Touching Hearts at Home
As the desire to live independently remains an important factor for many seniors, caregiving options have become more diverse and specialized. Seniors and their families can now choose services that maintain well-being and safety in one’s own home with personalized plans of care in place. Our specialty care programs include Alzheimer’s & Dementia care, Parkinson’s Care, Stroke Care, Heart Failure Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care and Cancer Care. Touching Hearts at Home’s mission is to provide exceptional personal care services for seniors & adults in their own homes or wherever it is that they call home, maintaining each client’s high quality of life by providing friendship, kindness and care through companionship that preserves a strong peace of mind for both the client and their family. We see the opportunity to provide caregiving services to seniors as a gift that we must respectfully receive and give back with great integrity, always putting empathy and the belief in the dignity of all people in the forefront of our work. We have been the preferred homecare provider in North Central Florida for over 10 years, and we invite you to call us at (352) 225-3727 to explore home care options and sign up for a complimentary in-home consultation! We are the HEART of in-home care!
About the Gainesville Sports Commission
Founded in 1988, the Gainesville Sports Commission (GSC) is a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote tourism through sports while creating a positive economic impact on Gainesville and Alachua County. The Gainesville Sports Commission is a liaison that brings sporting events to our local community and assists with hosting, creating and supporting over 60 events annually. Since its inception, Gainesville Sports Commission has directly contributed more than 300 million dollars of economic growth. By bringing participants and spectators to sporting events, Gainesville Sports Commission creates approximately 20 million dollars annually of direct economic impact for our community.