The First Annual Rally In The Valley Pickleball Tournament was held at West Albany High School August 24-26, 2012.
Our tournament had 96 players which seemed significant to us. With additional visitors we estimate we had 150 people at our tournament each day providing a significant economic impact to Albany businesses over the three days. We drew players from all over the Northwest and from as far away as Edmonton, Alberta and Amarillo, TX plus many from the extended Willamette Valley from Vancouver to Medford and Bend to Newport. We played 66 matches Saturday and 74 matches Sunday on 11 courts.
Any proceeds from the tournament went to pickleball court improvements at Eleanor Hackleman Park where we will have four permanent pickleball courts by Mid October. The court improvements are a partnership between the City of Albany and the Albany Pickleball Club.
The project would not have been possible without help from our generous donors. Their donations to the tournament and/or court work allowed us to put on a very successful tournament and use the proceeds to further our renovations on the court.
We would like to thank our Donors individually:
ODS Health –
Krpalek Financial – Greg Krpalek
Rhodes and Warden Insurance – Ron Baker
SelcoCredit Union – Darin Klarr
Pacific Perk – Paul O’Brian
Clay & Donna Dluehosh
Albany Fire Department – Phil McPherson for lending us an AED
Bounce 4 Fun
Rick Costain – Providing physical therapy advice to players
West Albany High School Booster’s Club
West Albany High School
City of Albany – Bruce Edwards – Sports Coordinator