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NIP booth at Lifescape's 2010 Senior Expo

posted Sep 19, 2010, 11:14 AM by Jenn Selchow   [ updated Apr 9, 2013, 4:16 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball ]
NIP was given the wonderful opportunity to participate in Lifescape's 2010 Senior Expo on September 16th and 17th. Thank you to Lifescape for affording us the booth space. Thank you to all who volunteered in the booth on Thursday and Friday; it is very appreciated!
We were not able to demonstrate the actual game of Pickleball, but we made the best of it! We had paddles in hand and bounced that little Pickleball until we attracted people to the booth. Okay, okay, maybe we were blocking the aisle while bouncing the ball, but whatever gets people to stop and take note. The USAPA was kind enough to send NIP a banner and a DVD to help promote the sport. We also offered free lessons to anyone that wants to learn the sport. We had a ton of interest and gained many new folks for our email list. Please welcome our newest members to the courts.
We had a free drawing for a Swinger wood paddle, a couple of Jugs, and a Pickleball paddle protector. Congratulations to Bill Benzel of Roscoe who won the drawing. We look forward to having a booth in the Expo next year, so we can spread the good word of Pickleball!