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Kudos: Richmond pickleball players raise $7K for KidSport

KidSport Richmond offers financial support to ensure all kids can play at least one season of any sport each year.
Members of the Richmond BC Pickleball Association board of directors presenting a cheque to KidSport Richmond. (From left to right) Dominic Au, Maggie Keatley, Geoff Chong, Basil Quan, Gordon Farrell, Alexa Loo, Ingrid Defert, Tony Wong-Hen and Evan Dunfee.

A charity pickleball tournament recently raised $7,000 to help make sports more accessible for Richmond kids.

The Richmond BC Pickleball Association's third annual members charity tournament series kicked off on Sunday at the Hugh Boyd Park outdoor pickleball courts.

The event, which will feature a total of 360 players competing in 19 different division categories based on skill level, gender and age, is being held over three weekends from May 12 to June 16.

The women's doubles and men's singles tournaments took place yesterday and the mixed doubles tournament is scheduled for May 26. The event will wrap up with the men's doubles and women's singles games on June 16.

All donations came from registration fees for the tournament and will benefit KidSport Richmond.

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