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Senior Men's Doubles 3.0 - (1st) Steve Andres & Gary Murray, (2nd) Jack Dunham & Lester Green, (3rd) Bill Barbuto & Jerry Zeazey
Senior Men's Doubles 3.5 - (1st) Larry Jaramillo & Jim Kotowski, (2nd) Tom Melander & William Shreck, (3rd) Mark Evans & Brian Liekhus
Senior Men's Doubles 4.0 & Up - (1st) Tim Kuss & Don Simmons, (2nd) Doug Cook & Michael Guidry, (3rd) Steve Cole & Joe Egloff
Senior Women's Doubles 3.0 - (1st) Sheila Collins & Jane Voorhees, (2nd) Rose Seavey & Ruth Petrick, (3rd) Kay & Kim Danielson
Senior Women's Doubles 3.5 - (1st) Wendy Markley & Lori Miller, (2nd) Chris Beal & Brooks Temple, (3rd) Shari Brinn & Debra Hurlbut
Senior Mixed Doubles 3.0 - (1st) Fred Searle & Hilda Trickey, (2nd) Randy Mittelstet & Eileen Seiter, (3rd) Danny Boyle & Barbara Pronck
Senior Mixed Doubles 3.5 - (1st) Tom Carney & Brooks Temple, (2nd) Michael & Lori Miller, (3rd) Carrie Gomer & Mike Miles
Senior Mixed Doubles 4.0 - (1st) Steve Cole & Sherrie Farris, (2nd) Wendy Markley & Gary Wilson, (3rd) Ken Axelsen & Toi Creech
Adult Mixed Doubles 3.5 - (1st) Jill McCorrison & Terry Stoehr, (2nd) Bryan Jones & Chris Meyer, (3rd) Kenny Klein & Naomi Olmstead
Adult Mixed Doubles 4.0 - (1st) Paul Liang & Christy Maron, (2nd) Roxanne & Scott Lennick, (3rd) Nate Eaton & Steph Allen
Adult Mixed Doubles 4.5 - (1st) Cherie Chao & Ken Curry, (2nd) Juan Ceccato & Kit McPhail-Bowman, (3rd) Georgia Beletsos & Tao Thongvanh
Senior Men's Singles - (1st) Kim Makower, (2nd) Tim Wells, (3rd) Tom Carney
Women's Singles - (1st) Sydney Hays, (2nd) Diane Reichler, (3rd) Vicki Lindner
Adult Men's Doubles 3.5 - (1st) Karl & Jeff Rodriguez, (2nd) Pat Dorgan & Bryan Jones, (3rd) James & Tracy Clyncke
Adult Men's Doubles 4.0 - (1st) Adam & William Shreck, (2nd) Jerry Hays & Paul Liang, (3rd) Kenny Greene & Oscar Thammasine
Adult Men's Doubles 4.5 - (1st) Scott & Daniel Moore, (2nd) Steve Dawson & David Redding, (3rd) Ken Curry & Callan Dawson
Adult Men's Singles 3.5 - (1st) Dave Franco, (2nd) Kenny Klein, (3rd) Nathan Harrison
Adult Men's Singles 4.5 - (1st) Daniel Moore, (2nd) Scott Moore, (3rd) Brent Anderson
Adult Women's Doubles 3.5 - (1st) Christy Maron & Karen Wellington, (2nd) Jill McCorrison & Rose Seavey, (3rd) Molly & Becky Myers
Adult Women's Doubles 4.0 & Up - Cherie Chao & Jamie Knoph, (2nd) Bonnie Scott & Daria Stakiw, (3rd) Susan Moore & Kay Redding
Adult/Child Mix - (1st) Jeff & Mario Rodriguez, (2nd) Karl & Emilio Rodriguez, (3rd) Naomi & Nason Olmstead
Turnout, support huge for Pickleball for Heroes tournament
“It was a true privilege to be involved with helping Colorado veterans, along with all the players and spectators, in such a great setting,” said “Pickleball Ken” Marquardt. Pickleball Ken was instrumental in creating the tournament and establishing an active, generous pickleball-playing community in northwest Denver.
Besides raising money to help Colorado veterans, the event was a wonderful opportunity to meet these heroes face to face, hear their inspiring stories, and learn how much participants’ support is needed and appreciated. Beyond the tournament, support can be something ongoing and everyday – like thanking a vet for his or her service, said retired US Army General Joe Boyington in remarks to the crowd on Saturday.
Many community members expressed their thanks in yet another way, supporting the event by purchasing a flag to honor all heroes, or in memory of an individual veteran. These flags added a blanket of color in an open area just east of the courts.
The tournament proceeds will help ease the challenges of Colorado veterans with traumatic brain injuries as they make their transition into civilian life. In Colorado alone, more than 7,200 veterans will return from conflict with a TBI. Traumatic brain injury is a serious, yet invisible injury. Operation TBI Freedom’s program tailors a unique plan for each client that promotes optimum independence, productivity and successful reintegration into civilian life.
“For those who wanted to make a difference in the lives of a Colorado veteran, and those who love the game of pickleball, this event was a perfect opportunity to do either or both,” said Mike Miles, executive director of Apex PRD.
To learn more about Operation TBI Freedom, visit rmhumanservices.org/program/operation-tbi-freedom. For information on pickleball at Apex Park and Recreation District, visit apexprd.org.
November 5, 2015, we presented a check for $43,861.00 to Colorado Veterans with Traumatic Brain injuries. Thanks to all of you for supporting and making the Pickleball for Heroes Tournament so special!
Marines performing Flag Ceremony
Pickleball for Heroes Tournament
City of Arvada video about the tournament