Interior Savings helps get Pickleball off the ground in local communities

To the editor:

This year I applied for and received $100 as part of the Interior Savings $10,000 Local Give Campaign. I would like to extend my thanks to the Barriere Interior Savings Credit Union for finding my application worthy of these funds.

I am keen to introduce Pickleball to the local communities and used the funds to host a Pickleball clinic at the Little Fort Community Hall on Saturday, Oct. 27. I organized for three high caliber Pickleball players with instructor experience to travel from Kamloops to Little Fort to oversee the clinic. Response from the community was outstanding as six participants from Barriere and five participants from Little Fort attended.

Pickleball is not just a sport for the elderly and more and more younger people are finding that this sport can provide a level of competition suitable for the younger crowd.

It is hoped that attendance for this intergenerational sport will increase at the regularly scheduled times slots in both Barriere (2-4 and 6-8 every Tuesday at the Seniors Hall) and Little Fort (6-8 every Friday at the Community Center).

Thank you Interior Savings for your support in helping me to bring these communities together through a sport I enjoy playing.

Judi Klontz

Little Fort, B.C.