Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (SMPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a new program dedicated to providing pickleball to underserved communities in Seattle. This effort is being driven by Sue Goodwin along with a soon-to-be formed Advisory Council of community representatives.
The community Advisory Council expects to engage neighborhood members to drive local player involvement. The goal is to set the stage for participants to learn and practice skills to foster a pickleball community and culture characterized by courtesy, kindness, and inclusion. The Advisory Council will help to recruit, train, and hire youth and adult leaders, coaches, referees, and ambassadors from these communities with a goal of growing the game and culture of pickleball.
The fund source is expected to be a combination of community donations, grants specific to the instructional and participation goals of the program, and personal donations, with SMPA acting as the nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Sue Goodwin expects to bring additional funds to the Seattle Diversity and Inclusion in Pickleball (DIIP) Fund through pickleball clinics, lessons, and donations.
Seattle Metro Pickleball Association has launched this dedicated fund to provide financial support for DEI pickleball programs and related services for established underserved communities of Seattle, to expand the ethnic, economic, and geographic diversity in pickleball play and instructional activities. With a goal of $10,000 annual budget, the DIIP Fund is managed by the program’s Advisory Council.
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If you are making your donation by check, make it payable to Seattle Metro Pickleball Association noted as “DIIP fund”. Mail to SMPA, 6523 California Avenue SW, Ste 151, Seattle WA 98136.
This DIIP fund allows personal funds, corporate matching funds, or donor-advised funds be given as tax-deductible donations to the 501(c)3 nonprofit Seattle Metro Pickleball Association.