Pickleball4America Merges with US Open Pickleball Championships

Naples, FL – March 21, 2023 – Pickleball4America, a newly fashioned firm targeted on growing companies round America’s quickest rising sport, made a sequence of bulletins at the moment highlighted by its merger with the US Open Pickleball Championships®, the launch of a Ballpark Competition Collection™ and the closure of its preliminary spherical of funding.

The US Open Pickleball Championships attracts extra gamers and spectators than another occasion within the sport. This 12 months, “The Greatest Pickleball Get together within the World®,” can be held April 15-22 in Naples, FL with a document variety of professional and beginner individuals from world wide anticipated to compete for the game’s most coveted championship title.

The Ballpark Competition Collection will launch later this 12 months with two of baseball’s most iconic shrines, Fenway Park in Boston and Oracle Park in San Francisco, headlining the schedule. These occasions will characteristic skilled and beginner event competitions in addition to open play. Extra particulars can be introduced within the coming weeks, together with further venues, dates, and prize cash. Fenway Sports activities Administration, a world sports activities administration firm, is engaged as a strategic advisor to Pickleball4America on the Ballpark Competition Collection and nationwide sponsorship.

Funding for Pickleball4America is led by a notable roster of sports activities and know-how buyers together with Boston Seed Capital LLC, Drive by DraftKings, RA Bowman LLC, Adam, Larry and Jared Franklin, Cowboy Up Investments, Checketts Companions and Knudsen Capital LLC.

The US Open Pickleball Championships was based in 2015 by Terri Graham and Chris Evon who be a part of Pickleball4America as a part of the merger and can proceed to function the occasion. It attracts over 3,000 beginner {and professional} gamers yearly. The event is held each April in partnership with Collier County on the 65-court, state-of-the-art pickleball facility at East Naples Group Park.

“We’re thrilled to combine the US Open Pickleball Championships into Pickleball4America,” mentioned Mike Dee, investor, co-founder and Chairman. “We thank Terri and Chris for his or her confidence in us as they’d many choices. Ultimately it was a shared imaginative and prescient all of us have for the way forward for this sport that introduced us collectively. We look ahead to constructing upon this wonderful occasion working with the a whole bunch of volunteers, authorities, and civic leaders and naturally the individuals and spectators who collectively mix to make Naples the capital of the pickleball universe.”

“It has been very clear to each me and Terri that Pickleball4America is totally aligned with our perception that beginner play is the lifeblood of this sport,” mentioned Evon. ”We look ahead to working collectively to carry the sport to much more gamers.”

“We care deeply about the way forward for pickleball and the US Open’s distinctive place in its cloth. Pickleball4America is the right accomplice to assist us construct upon the Open’s eight-year legacy as the game’s most significant occasion for each skilled and beginner gamers,” added Graham.


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