The Flower Mound Community Activity Center Pickleball Group held its Fourth Annual Pickleball Tournament for Alzheimer’s on April 10th. This was an all-day fun event and all proceeds from the players registration fee and purchase of guest lunch tickets was sent to Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Dallas Chapter.
What is Pickleball? It’s a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The amazing thing about the participants is that they are all members of Seniors in Motion and participate in the this sport several times a week. The players tell me that you are never too old to exercise and Pickleball is a great way to keep young.
Why this tournament for Alzheimer’s? Because they need our help. People affected with this disease are too sick to be an activist for Alzheimer’s and their caretakers are too busy.
So who won this tournament you ask? 1st place – Lorna Hornbuckle; 2nd place – John Blair; 3rd place – Kate Donely. However, everyone in this picture is a winner. There are no losers in this group!
Pictured above: The 4th annual Pickleball Tournament for Alzheimer’s players include: (first row, left to right) Sharon Reed, Lorna Hornbuckle, Vicki Burton, Linda Tuck, Nancy Bethea and Suzanne Harrelson; (second row, left to right) Jesse Reed, Catherine Brown, Deanna Storm and Kay Rehkopf; (third row, left to right) John Blair, Ron Kehoe, Tim Hamlett, Ron Palluth, Jim Fox, Jay Trivedi, Kate Donely, Kathrine Rickerd and Cecilia Pettit.