Selkirk Sport Donates 1,000 Paddles During National Pickleball Month

April 23, 2019

Hayden, ID, April 22, 2019 – To celebrate National Pickleball Month (April), Selkirk Sport, the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand, today announced the “Selkirk Growth Program,” a promotional initiative whereby the Company will donate 1,000 paddles to schools & youth organizations, first responders and charitable organizations – to further support the growth of Pickleball at the grassroots level.

To kick off the campaign, Selkirk Sport donated 300 paddles to the USA Pickleball Association’s Junior Program, and equipped the Los Angeles Bell Fire Station with a collection of paddles for their new pickleball court on-site at the station.

Pickleball, an exciting sport that combines elements of Tennis, Badminton, and Ping Pong, today has more than 3.3 million players and is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. As part of the “Selkirk Growth Program,” Tyson McGuffin, the #1 ranked professional Pickleball player in the world, alongside Selkirk Sport Co-Founders, Rob and Mike Barnes, will distribute paddles to philanthropic organizations in conjunction with select professional tournaments throughout the season.

In executing the paddle giveaway promotion, Selkirk Sport is once again taking a leadership position in driving the sport of Pickleball to new heights, as this news comes on the heels of the Company increasing its professional prize pool to $300,000 in 2019, a 50% increase from 2018. To complement Selkirk’s support of National Pickleball Month, special events and promotions are being implemented by the USA Pickleball Association’s ambassadors and partner organizations to further increase awareness of Pickleball in local markets across the USA.

“Donating 1,000 paddles is a strong statement that reinforces our commitment to helping drive the surging growth and popularity of pickleball nationwide,” said Rob Barnes, Co-Founder, Selkirk Sport. “In addition to supporting the growth of the professional game, it’s important to give back, and through this program individuals from all backgrounds will have an opportunity to experience the game of Pickleball in communities across the country.”

Selkirk Sport, based in Hayden, Idaho offers a full line-up of paddles for players of all skill levels, highlighted by the innovative AMPED™ Series, currently used by many top professional players, including 30-year old Tyson McGuffin, the #1 ranked singles player in the world; Kaitlyn Christian, a 27-year old Professional Tennis Player ranked 38th in the world in Doubles by the WTA; JoAnne Russell, 1977 Wimbledon Doubles Champion; Cammy MacGregor, former Top 75 Professional Tennis Player, 2018 US Open Senior Pickleball Singles Champion and winner of the 2018 USA Pickleball National Championships in Senior Singles & Doubles, among others.

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