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Dick Johnson Medals at the State Games of America

From Lawana Johnson:

dj-sgoa3Over 12,000 athletes competed in August in 50 sports at the State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The spectacular Olympic-style event is one of the largest and most competitive multi-sport events in the world. Athletes of all ages, including former Olympians & other world class athletes, previously qualified by medaling in State and Canadian province competitions. Similar to the Olympics, special activities included Opening Ceremonies, Parade of Athletes, torch lighting, Athletes Village, celebrities, entertainment, & fireworks.

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Over 700 top pickleball players competed in this big event, which is considered one of the sport’s majors, especially because players have to qualify to be invited. Some also enjoyed clinics conducted by Dave Weimbach, US Open & National Pro Champion, who also competed and took home Gold.

dj-sgoa1BAPA and Boise Pickleball Club member, Dick Johnson, brought home a Gold medal in 75 Men’s Doubles, a Silver in Singles, and 4th Place in Mixed Doubles. Dick found the tourney larger and tougher than 2 years ago where he took 3 Golds. Because Idaho does not have a state SGA tournament, Dick qualified by winning 5 Golds in the tough Arizona SGA the past 3 years. Nevertheless, he was very proud to be Idaho’s Flag Bearer in the huge Parade of Athletes who took an hour to march into the large arena filled with thousands of spectators.

Click on this link for Dick in the fun Parade of Athletes:

https://youtu.be/7DdmZU6ra7Q

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Bringing Home Some Medals

From Lawana Johnson:

The Mitchells and the Johnsons really enjoyed the inaugural SSIPA (Super Senior International Pickleball Association) Lewis & Clark Shootout in Washougal, Washington.

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It was a beautiful venue with 6 new courts alongside a river in a lush, forested park. And, the boys brought home some hardware, too!

Mitch Mitchell and Rosalie Knutsen: Gold 3.5 75 Mixed Doubles
Mitch Mitchell and David Steinke: Silver 3.5 75 Men’s Doubles
Dick Johnson: Gold 3.5 70 Men’s Singles
Dick Johnson and Del Root: Gold 4.5 75 Men’s Doubles
Dick Johnson and Betty Silver: Gold 4.0 75 Mixed Doubles

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Need a Partner for the Idaho Senior Games?

ISGAre you looking for a partner for the Idaho Senior Games?

If you are, please enter your name and information into this Google Sheet you can access by click on the red link at the bottom of this post.

That will allow others to contact you to see about the possibility of playing together in the game. And it will allow you to contact others once they sign up.

Good luck in the games!

View the current list and enter in your information...

Scott Moore Pickleball Clinic

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Good Day, PB Friends.

Once in awhile we get a chance to meet one of the best PB players in the country plus a certified instructor right here in Boise.

Scott Moore is scheduled to give a clinic to a small group of Boise PB players who want to improve their skill level of play.

Please see the attachment for details on this rare opportunity.

Any questions should be addressed to Scott Moore, email pickleballscott@gmail.com.

Don’t miss out on this chance to improve your game.

Thank You,
Carson Spencer
-BPC President

Download the brochure to view the details as to time, place and the method for signing up and paying for the clinic.

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