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Pickleball Charity Tournament Raises $10,000 for CAMH

On June 8th, the Fairgrounds Cloverdale Racket Club buzzed with excitement as it hosted a charity pickleball tournament in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The event brought together 67 teams, with over 140 participants and spectators, all united by a common goal: to support mental health initiatives.

The Fairgrounds Cloverdale Racket Club provided the perfect backdrop for the tournament. With its well-maintained courts and welcoming atmosphere, the venue set the stage for a day of spirited competition and camaraderie. Participants of all skill levels enjoyed a series of round-robin matches, with local vendors adding to the festive atmosphere. In addition to the matches, attendees could participate in a raffle and silent auction, featuring prizes donated by community businesses.

To see all event photos, check out our "Paddles for Progress" album here.

Thanks to the generosity of the participants and supporters, the event successfully raised over $10,000. This significant contribution will go a long way in aiding CAMH's efforts to provide crucial mental health services and research.

CAMH, Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centers in its field, provides a comprehensive range of clinical care to patients. Their work is vital in advancing understanding and treatment of mental illnesses, making events like this charity tournament incredibly impactful.

As the event came to a close, organizers and attendees alike expressed their gratitude and enthusiasm for future tournaments. The successful fundraising and the day's enjoyment underscored the community's commitment to supporting mental health initiatives, promising even greater successes in the years to come.

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