Longtime Club Member Ed McGaa, left this earth Friday, August 18 at 3:15 to meet Our Heavenly Father. Soaring with the eagles now.
Ed was one of our very early supporters and a very early member of SW Metro. He was proud of his Indian heritage and proud of being from South Dakota. He had a table/booth at the Crazy Horse monument in Custer, South Dakota where he sold books and some hand made jewelry.
Ed was also a Marine fighter pilot whom flew many missions in Viet Nam. Not a mention a good pickleball player who won Gold at the Minnesota Senior Games in 2011.
Rest in peace dear friend.
To show our appreciation for all of the volunteers who helped make our “Miracle Ear” tournament a success, we hosted a happy hour on Friday afternoon. Here are some photos from the event.
Thank you volunteers!
A good and corny time was had at Round Lake Park in Eden Prairie on Saturday, August 5th. We played open pickleball, took lessons, participated in drills, and feasted on sweet corn.
The Corn Feed was sponsored by the Eden Prairie Lions Club, who is becoming involved with the Southwest Metro Pickleball Club’s efforts to promote and expand dedicated pickleball courts in our area. $270 was raised for our Club.
Special thanks to Ian and Adriana Astbury for teaching the lessons and drills.
If the video does not appear, click here: http://www.kare11.com/sports/pickleball-tournament/464658330
Our Club partnered with the Lions Club to offer pickleball activities at Schooner Days in June. This very successful event had 100 participants and 22 new players. Schooner Days Chairman Gary Stevens presented a $200 donation check to Club President Dennis Gallaher. Thank you Lions Club!
Thanks to the official tournament photographer Jerry Maas and a few others, we have a large collection of photos to share with you from last weekend’s tournament.
If you have photos from the tournament that you would like to share as well, feel free to add them to the photo album, or send them to Tracy McKibben at [email protected].
And we’re still going at Dred Scott as the sun sets on the Mixed Doubles 4.5 gold medal match.