TEAM SPIRIT: The Beaufort County club typically has about 10-12 players for each meeting. Pictured from left to right are Carol Preston, Bette Hamilton, Ann Scheibner, Trudy Respess, George Towle, Pamela Rice, Stan Daughtridge and Jack Gurkin. (Jamie Rice)
By The Daily News
By SABRINA BERNDT
Washington Daily News
BATH — Despite the unusual name and its relatively new sport status, pickleball is the country’s fastest-growing sport.
On June 29, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina will be hosting a pickleball game from 9 a.m. to noon. Taking place in the Bath Elementary School gymnasium at 110 King St., the pickleball game will be an opportunity for newcomers to learn the ropes from seasoned players.
“I first played pickleball for health reasons but realized it was actually fun. I couldn’t think of a better way to create a fun event that would be beneficial to the Alliance,” said Pamela Rice, a member of the Dementia Alliance board.
Dementia Alliance is a North Carolina organization that raises funds for family services and educational programs. One hundred percent of funds raised stay in North Carolina, and all of the funds from the pickleball event will go straight to the Alliance.
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