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Pickleball Courts

Area Pickleball enthusiasts are working to construct 4 dedicated Pickleball courts in Vergas, MN, and we need your help. The group is working with the City of Vergas, and plan to place the courts near the existing baseball field. We need to raise all of the funds for this project, with a goal of $130,000. We are pleased to have West Central Initiative as our fiscal host, ensuring that all donations are tax deductible. The dollars will come through grants, donations from businesses, lake associations, foundations, families and individuals.

What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a fun and increasingly popular sport for all ages that combines ping pong, tennis and badminton. The game is affordable to take part in, and is played by 2 or 4 people on a court, similar to a tennis court only smaller. Pickleball promotes health, wellness, character  and sportsmanship for all. 

Ways you can help this dream come true:

We are thrilled to announce that the naming rights to this wonderful facility have been secured. A huge thank you to the Franklin Fence Company and the Franklin Family for their generous donation. 

Other giving opportunities:

Court Sponsorship (4 total)
• Single Court - $20,000 (1 donor)
• Double Court - $10,000 ea. (2 donors)
• Quad Court - $5,000 ea. (4 donors)

All court donors will have their names on a sign inside the court they have sponsored. 

Sponsor Board $1,000 - $4,999

Your name will be listed on the permanent sponsor board at the courts.

Every donation is appreciated and makes a difference.

Or write a check payable to: West Central Initiative and write Vergas Pickleball in the memo.
Mail to: City of Vergas, PO Box 32, Vergas MN 56587

*Please note: If the total funds needed for a project to commence are not raised, donations to that project will be transferred to the Vergas Community Fund account that most closely fits the project mission (ie. pickleball project donations will become unrestricted gifts to Vergas Trails, Parks and Recreation account).


t involved or learn more, contact a committee member: 

Jill Shipman              Sherri Hanson       Maria Sontag        Shannon Charpentier   Ron Franklin
(218) 841-8026    (218) 849-9083     (701) 330-3945     (701) 793-0566             (210) 392-0098