PATRIOT PADDLE BATTLE
Come join us for a fun one-day event featuring multiple paddle sports such as pickleball, DotBall360, & pepper pong. This event will be celebrating & honoring Special Olympic athletes, as well as patriots (active duty, firefighters, law enforcement, & veterans).
12-1:30pm | to start the day we will be hosting a free introduction session for Special Olympic Athletes to teach them the game of pickleball! If you would like to volunteer to help, check out the volunteer registration below.
2pm | we will be having a team-tournament style competition for pickleball players & patriots. We want to encourage new players to come out & learn the game, so all new patriots that have not played before are invited to a 30-minute crash course before the competition, as well as free entry. If you are a current pickleball player or patriot (who has played before, 2.5-4.0 rating) who wants to come out & have fun, register as "experienced player or patriot". If you are a patriot new to the game, register as "brand new patriot". Teams will consist of 3 players, 2 will be experienced & 1 will be a patriot new to the game. Teams will be assigned by event organizers prior to ladder play, & will be mixed to be as enjoyable as possible.
4:30pm | we will finish the day with a player party featuring a mini DotBall360 tournament, food, games, & awesome prizes. DotBall360 is a new game designed by one of Albuquerque's own firefighter, Ryan St. Denis. Come learn this team paddle sport! Register in teams of 3 (with your friends or we will assign you a team) to play the game & win fun prizes. There will a be a 30 minute introductory clinic before competition begins to learn the game. Learn more about DotBall360
Check out the itinerary below to register, as spots are limited! We hope to see you out on the courts!